Black Bean Lasagna

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Black Bean Lasagna
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
This delicious lasagna features black beans as a stand-in for meat, making it a delightful meatless casserole.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black bean, black bean lasagna, black beans, lasagna, meatless lasagna
Servings: 8
Calories: 370 kcal
  • 2 15- ounce cans black beans rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 15- ounce cans tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 ounces cottage cheese
  • 8 ounces light cream cheese
  • ¼ cup light sour cream
  • 9 lasagna noodles cooked and drained according to package directions
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a small bowl, mash one can of black beans beans and set aside.

  3. In a large skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, cook the onion, pepper and garlic. Cook and stir until tender. Add both the mashed and whole beans, tomato sauce, cilantro, and pepper. Heat through and set aside.

  4. In a mixing bowl combine the cottage cheese, cream cheese and sour cream.

  5. In the prepared pan, layer 1/4 sauce, 1/3 noodles, and 1/3 cheese mixture. Repeat the layers in typical lasagna fashion, ending with sauce. Sprinkle the mozzarella over the top.

  6. Bake in the 350° oven covered with foil for 25-30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake an additional 15 minutes or until bubbly.

Recipe Notes

The casserole can be made a day in advance. Just cover and refrigerate prior to baking. Add 5 to 10 minutes to the baking time to allot for a cold pan.

If you wish, you can also freeze the casserole. Thaw it completely, refrigerated, before proceeding with the baking step.

Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Lasagna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 699mg30%
Potassium 708mg20%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 893IU18%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 243mg24%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Zimms Zoo says

    I just gotta say that with the birth of one of the kiddos, 2 people brought us black bean lasagna. They both tasted like dirt. Even my un-picky husband wouldn’t eat them.

    I guess I need to try again. Maybe it was just post-pregnancy hormones or something! LOL!

  2. Lauren says

    Yummy. Yummy, yummy.

    Did I mention yummy?

    This is going on the menu for this week.

  3. FishMama says

    I never thought of it tasting like dirt. That is an interesting thought. I’ll let you know what the Crowd tells me.

  4. hipmama says

    This sounds fantastic! Ingredients have been added to the grocery list. Thank you!

  5. Lauren says

    It’s a definite hit!

    I made this for dinner tonight, and we have no leftovers. 🙁

    It’s going in my favorites stack!!!

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