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Mexican Lasagna

submitted by jmderusha on Nov-11-07
(this recipe is good for dinner)
servings: (not specified)

Family Favorite
Favorite family birthday party dinner or potluck
Always a big hit 
This can be frozen unbaked for about 2 months

1/2 Pkg (8oz) Wide Lasagna Noodles, boil 10 minutes.
1 pound lean hamburger
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
2 1/2 cup or 12 oz. favorite salsa
1 can (7 oz) whole kernal corn, drained
1 t. chili powder
small can diced chilis (optional)
1 cup. ricotta or cream style cottage cheese 
2 seperated cups shredded cheddar cheese, (I've used shredded Mexican blended cheese)
1 can (2 1/4 oz.) can sliced olives, drained
Sour Cream

Heat Oven to 375 degrees
Prepare noodles per packaged directions.
Brown hamberger, onion and green pepper, and opt. diced chilis,  drain.
Return to skillet, add salsa, corn and chili powder.
Seperate bowl, blend ricotta/or cottage cheese with 1 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese
In 13 x 9 baking dish layer:
1/3 meat sauce
1/2 lasagna noodles
1/2 of combined cheeses
Repeat ending with the last 1/3 of the meat sauce.
Sprinkle the meat sauce on the top with 1 cup of chedder cheese and olives.
Cover with foil and Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Serve with sour cream.

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