Recipe: Mexican Lasagna Rollups

These turned out REALLY good and I will be making them again. You can make whatever substitutions you want to make, like I used ground chicken breast, you can use ground beef…or full fat cream cheese.

1lb of Ground Chicken Breast
1 8oz block of cream cheese (I used Neufchatel Cheese as it’s lower in calories)
1 can of Rotel
1 small can of Tomato Sauce
Chili Powder
Garlic Powder
1 lb box of Lasagna Noodles (I used all but 5 noodles)
6 oz of Cheddar Cheese (I had about 2/3 of a bag left)

First thing boil your noodles according to package, drain, and set aside to cool so you can handle them.
In a pan put chicken and onion in, cook thoroughly.
Add spices according to your taste…I use A LOT of chili powder, you can add more throughout cooking
Add in Rotel and tomato sauce and cook for awhile…taste and season if needed

Once this is cooked down a little bit and tastes good add in the block of cream cheese.

Stir it in to melt it through and set the mixture aside to cool a bit so you can handle it by rolling it into the lasagna strips.
In a 9×13 cake pan put enough salsa in the bottom to cover it so the noodles don’t stick.

Preheat oven to 375 at this point.
Take 1 noodle at a time and spoon mixture onto a lasagna strip, then roll it up. Place in pan like shown in picture.

Once pan is full spoon any leftover mixture over the top of rollups.

Top with cheddar cheese.
Bake in oven until heated through and cheese is melted…it was about 15-20 min for me.

Serve with sour cream and or salsa if you want.

I could only eat 3 and I was completely stuffed. Enjoy!!!



  1. Looks yummy…wonder if substituting ground beef would make it just as yummy looking…ground chicken is extremely expensive here.

  2. Oh Yeah, I am going to have to try these!

  3. That looks sooo Yummy!! A friend of mine sent me the link to your blog when I asked what I was going to make for dinner!

    I would also try ground Turkey in it too!

  4. I bought ground turkey that was already taco seasoned. It was even cheaper than ground beef. I’m making this tonight, and can’t wait to eat some! =0)

  5. Momma Lew says:

    oh yum! these look delicious! I’ll have to make these this week!

  6. These are so good!! Made them for dinner last night and my family loved it. I am eating some leftovers now. Thanks Darci!

  7. i just pinned these, will have to try them soon@

  8. I just love lasagna roll-ups, and this Mexican twist has upped the anti! Can’t wait to try them. Pinning…

  9. Wow-these look really good! I can’t wait to try these out! Thanks for sharing:)

  10. I love your twist on the traditional rollatini. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.
    Your co host from Nosh My Way.

  11. I come across the most interesting recipes when browsing your website! This idea seems obvious, but I never would have thought of it myself. I’m definitely going to make this, and soon. Thank you!

  12. cheryl lister says:

    Kind of a take on enchiladas! They look beautiful and sound delicious, but knowing myself, I like to just mix everything up together in a casserole dish and skip the rolling part! This would be a great company dish.

  13. Brittany F. says:

    Italian and Mexican mixed together? Another recipe that sounds good enough for us to try.

  14. Omg! This sounds so good!

  15. marissa lee says:

    oh my how delish is this…i have to make this..this looks yummy..thank you for sharing.

  16. love that you put a mexican flair to it.

  17. What would be a substitute for the cream cream? Sounds good expect for the cream cheese

  18. Sherry Compton says:

    Sounds delicious and very easy to tweak to your own tastes. I’m interested in trying it with a lot of chili powder and rotel. The cream cheese would help smooth it out.

  19. Sherry Compton says:

    I love Mexican, and my husband likes lasagna. This is a great mix of he two. It sounds really good and something we all would enjoy.

  20. Erin Knack says:

    I love anything Mexican and this recipe is no exception. I just need to get my husband to embrace mexican food! This looks so good. Thanks!

  21. Thank you for sharing, looks yummy!

  22. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    This looks delicious. It is a recipe I shall be trying out. Your directions are very clear. I shall use ground beef or chicken, less chili powder and I’ll save more salsa to add at the end.

  23. These look absolutely delicious!! I cannot wait to try this, thank you for sharing this recipe. I can see why it’s had so many views.

  24. These sound amazing and would be easy to make vegetarian with Boca.

  25. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    This is such a delicious recipe. I can see why it is so popular. I like the change form lasagna to lasagna rollups. You can also then better control how much is made. I shall use less chili powder in mine.

  26. Never tried any recipe like this before but what a great change this would be. I love using rotel, it gives everything such a great flavor. Thanks for sharing this!

  27. artizzanne says:

    My husband prefers mexican to italian anyday, I am the opposite, maybe I can make a pan of these for him and a pan of my regular lasagna and we’ll both be happy. 🙂

  28. I can’t wait to try this. Looks rather simple to make.

  29. clojo9372 says:

    This looks absolutely AWESOME! I have never heard of Mexican Lasagna before reading your other blog posts that mentioned it so I went ahead and read this one. I cannot wait to try this. Thank you so so much! 🙂

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