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Sweet Potato Mexican Lasagna with Tortillas

Sweet Potato Mexican Lasagna recipe is where comfort food meets healthy food. Sweet potato, black beans, and corn tossed in a spicy -sweet taco sauce layered between fluffy corn tortillas. It’s a weeknight dinner with leftovers for lunch kind of heaven. (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan)

Sweet Potato Mexican Lasagna recipe made healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian friendly.

Sweet Potato Mexican Lasagna Recipe

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If there is one thing I’ve learned to accept about myself in 27 years of life, it’s that Mexican food will always be my favorite.

As much as I sometimes try to take a break from it, it just keeps pulling me back.

Like really, there are only so many taco salads, nachos, tacos, chicken shredded tacos, more nachos . . . you get the point. There is only so much Mexican food a person should eat.// Right?

Kind of the same scenario we have with my potato problem. I just can’t seem to tear myself away from my two loves: Mexican food and Potatoes.

Solution: Just accept these are the foods of life for me and keep eating.

That’s what we are going to do with this mouthwatering and easy-to-make Sweet Potato Mexican Lasagna. JUST KEEP EATING IT.

Sweet Potato Mexican Lasagna recipe made healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian friendly.

It’s taken me a bit to jump onto the sweet potato in Mexican food bandwagon.

Really, it’s the sweet potato craze itself that took me a bit to get into. Not a huge fan of sweet potatoes. *GASP*

But here we take my love of potatoes and love of Mexican cuisine and COMBINE THEM. This is the best day ever and happened all because I was cleaning my pantry out.

I bought a sweet potato a while back (purchased in one of my “I’m going to eat these because they are good for me” moments), and it’s been sitting on the counter for too long.

Cue Moment when I just throw it in my Mexican lasagna and the Sweet Potato Mexican Lasagna dinner is born! Sweet Potato Mexican Lasagna recipe made healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian friendly.

Pan roast the sweet potatoes, green pepper and onion in our homemade taco seasoning.

Mix the corn and black beans into the roasted veggies and we have ourselves a nutrient packed, healthy lasagna layer.

I used our homemade taco sauce to coat these veggies with even more flavor, and because I’m obsessed and can’t get enough of the copycat sauce, I also smooth a good coating on the bottom of the pan before building the layers.

Yes, this recipe combines two of my favorite foods–Potatoes and Mexican–and is unbelievably easy to make. This Sweet Potato Mexican Lasagna is going down in history as the best weeknight dinner meal everrrr.

Or at least it’ll be added to our best easy weeknight dinner list, you should too, you won’t be disappointed.  

Sweet Potato Mexican Lasagna recipe made healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian friendly.

Don’t believe me? Check out our Facebook Video that shows how to make it yourself.

Even if you aren’t a huge sweet potato fan, this Sweet Potato Mexican Lasagna is a delicious way to pair healthy sweet potatoes with Mexican cuisine. You just gotta try it!

Sweet Potato Mexican Lasagna recipe made healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian friendly.

Serves 15 Mexican Lasagna Slices

Sweet Potato Mexican Lasagna

Sweet Potato Mexican Lasagna recipe is where comfort food meets healthy food. Sweet potato, black beans, and corn tossed in a spicy -sweet taco sauce layered between fluffy corn tortillas. It's a weeknight dinner with leftovers for lunch kind of heaven. (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan)

15 minPrep Time

55 minCook Time

1 hr, 10 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cooked
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons homemade taco seasoning
  • 1 (15oz) can of corn, drained
  • 1 (15oz) can of black beans, rinsed
  • 3/4 cup homemade taco sauce
  • 9-11 small corn tortillas
  • 1 (15oz) can of vegetarian refried beans
  • 2 cups enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, dairy-free cheese options OR just omit completely.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped green onion.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Spoon sweet potato onto baking sheet with onion, green pepper, and olive oil. Toss in taco seasoning.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, add baked veggies, corn, black beans, 1/2 cup taco sauce.
  5. Pour remaining taco sauce into bottom of a 9x13 pan.
  6. Layer Mexican Lasagna with corn tortillas, 1/2 sweet potato veggie bowl, more tortillas, refried beans, enchilada sauce and so on until everything has been used. Finish with tortillas, remaining enchilada sauce and cheese.
  7. Bake 25-30 minutes.
  8. Top with fresh green onion, serve immediately.
Cuisine: Mexican | Recipe Type: Main Dish

Notes

Makes GREAT leftovers.

6.8

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8 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Mexican Lasagna with Tortillas

  1. Jessi Luthi

    Hello,

    Thinking about making this for a gluten-free, dairy-free family of 6. Do you think it would be good if you add a layer of lean ground beef or turkey to this dish? If so, do you think this recipe will feed that number of people?

    Thanks!

    1. Lindsay Post author

      Hi Jessi! Yes, I think it would be absolutely DELICIOUS with a layer of ground beef or turkey. I would personally add taco seasoning to the meat though for flavor. You can use our from scratch Taco seasoning recipe to ensure it’s gluten-free. Some store bought spice packets do contain gluten. And most definitely will feed a family of 6. You’ll get about 12 very decent sized portions out of this dish! Hope this helps!

    1. Lindsay Post author

      I’ve personally have not tried freezing this, I would think it would be OK though. It’s just two of us in my family too and honestly it goes so quick I haven’t had the chance to actually freeze it. You could also cut the recipe in half to fit into a 9×9 pan. Hope this helps! 🙂

    1. Emily

      I prepped it in two 8×8 pans and froze one before baking. I took it out the day before to defrost and then cooked according to directions. It turned out great! I did add an extra can/layer of refrained beans and extra cheese :). Next time I plan to add a layer of ground beef too. DELICIOUS!!

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