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)
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.
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!
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.
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!
Jessi Luthi says
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?
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!
Laura Sullivan says
Can it be frozen? There are only two of us.
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! 🙂
After it has been cooked can the leftovers be frozen?
I’ve personally have not tried freezing this, I would think it would be OK though. 🙂
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!!
Jacqueline Jones says
I wish to try this recipe, however your homemade taco seasoning contains meat. Is it possible that you can list how much taco seasoning can be store bought in a packet and used? Or perhaps list a recipe for homemade taco seasoning without the meat?
I’m sorry i’m not sure I understand. The homemade taco seasoning.. is just that, seasoning. You use just the spices in the recipe. You can use A packet of seasoning store bought if you’d like or use the spices in the recipe (of course without the meat because this recipe doesn’t call for beef).
Jacqueline Jones says
Ok. Just use one packet of taco seasoning. Got it! On my way to the store now to get everything to make this. Thank you!