Fiesta Mexican Lasagna

By Amie H. from Ithaca City School District, Ithaca, NY.


Fiesta Mexican Lasagna -- a main dish filled with comfort food goodness and hearty, healthful ingredients. Golden butternut squash, corn and peppers are roasted until the sweet, natural flavors caramelize together. The colorful vegetables are layered with crunchy corn chips, smooth organic black beans, flavorful cumin, oregano and lively salsa, all baked in an aromatic, savory casserole.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 cup

From Fat23.9%
From Saturated Fat2.3%
From Sugar10.1%


Ingredient 6 servings 50 servings
Vegetable Oil, Canola2 1/2 teaspoons5 Tablespoons
Peppers, sweet, green, raw, chopped1/4 cup2 cups/7.33 oz
Onions, fresh, chopped1 1/4 cup2 quarts + 2 cups/3 lbs
Corn, canned, whole-kernel, drained 1 cup/5.75 oz1/2 gallon/2.9 lbs
Squash, Winter, Butternut or other varieties, cubed2 cups/14.5 oz1 gallon/3.5 lbs
Beans, Black, Mature Seeds, cooked, no salt3 cups/1 lb + 9.4 oz1 gallon + 2 quarts + 1 cup/9.5 lbs
Cumin, ground1/2 teaspoon5 1/2 teaspoons
Salt1/2 teaspoon1 Tablespoon
Oregano, ground3 teaspoons + 1/4 teaspoon1/2 cup + 4 teaspoons/1.5 oz
Garlic, granulated1/4 teaspoon4 teaspoons
Chili powder1/4 teaspoon4 teaspoons
Paprika1/4 teaspoon4 teaspoons
Spaghetti sauce1 1/4 cups/10 oz2 quarts + 2 cups/5 lbs
Salsa, tomato, canned3/4 cup/6 oz7 cups/3.5 lbs
tortillas, corn chips, unsalted1 quart + 1/3 cup/4 ounces3 gallons + 1 quart/3 lbs

  1. Chop the green pepper and onions.

  2. Combine peppers, 1/2 the onions, and corn in 1 Tablespoon of oil (1/2 teaspoon for 6 servings). Roast at 350 degrees uncovered for 20 minutes.

  3. Peel and steam squash for 15 minutes or until tender.

  4. Mash squash and add roasted vegetables. Add 4 teaspoons cumin (1/8 teaspoon for 6 servings) and 1/2 cup oregano (1 Tablespoon for 6 servings).

  5. Saute remaining onions, remaining cumin, granulated garilc, chili powder, oregano, paprika, and salt until soft.

  6. Combine with black beans in food processor until smooth.

  7. Combine tomato sauce and salsa.

  8. Layer sauce, chips, bean mixture, squash/vegetable filling, chips, beans, chips, then sauce.

  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes (30 mintues for 6 servings).