Many families fall into a weekly routine, with the same mundane dinners being pulled out of the oven and plopped on the table on such a regular basis that even the tastiest family recipes become overdone and boring. I know a lot of children will turn up their noses at Mom’s lasagna, week after week, whining, “lasagna again?” And Mom will sigh, week after week, and force the gloppy substance into her children’s ungrateful mouths, or excuse them without dessert, and Dad will nibble on the common casserole while quietly dreaming of a more interesting dinner. Fast-forward to seven days later, and the ordeal is repeated. Perhaps it’s time to break out of this pointless routine, and try a new approach to lasagna.
Everyone loves nachos – crispy tortilla chips covered in flavorful Mexican veggies, melty cheese, and often a touch of avocado and some hearty beans. Why not incorporate the delicious appeal of nachos into the casserole style of lasagna? To make it even more fun and different, make the portions in individual ramekins. This is what I did one night to create a unique dinner, and it turned out splendidly. I used the same concept as my basic Classic Lasagna Ramekins, but subbed out the noodles for a gluten-free spinach tortilla. For the fillings, I incorporated Italian pasta sauce with Mexican cheese, black beans, and avocado. Each adorable little mini-lasagna was topped off with a sweet mini pepper for a burst of flavor and added nutrition. The tortillas got wonderfully crispy just at the edges, reminiscent of nachos, but in the center they remained softer like a typical casserole. These were flavorful but not too spicy for children to enjoy. I deem them a delicious family dinner idea that could certainly delight people of all ages. So if you or your family is sick of lasagna night, try switching things up with these easy and yummy Mexican Lasagna Ramekins.
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