Eggplant Lasagna Recipe

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Marlene Garrett Modified: March 25, 2022
Eggplant Lasagna Recipe

How To Make Eggplant Lasagna

Enjoy a classic pasta dish with less guilt through this eggplant lasagna. Instead of noodles, veggies are layered to create a low-carb pasta alternative.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Rest Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2medium eggplants,cut into ½-inch slices
  • 2tbspolive oil,or more, as needed
  • 1lblean ground beef
  • 22ozmarinara sauce,(1 jar)
  • 1egg
  • 16ozricotta cheese
  • cupsparmesan cheese,grated
  • 2cupsmozzarella cheese,shredded
  • ½tspItalian seasoning
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • salt & pepper,to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Slice the eggplant into half-inch slices lengthwise. Place the slices on a large baking sheet and generously season both sides with salt. Let them sit for 20 minutes (the bitter juices will release for better taste and a less watery lasagna).

  2. Meanwhile, start prepping the other ingredients. Add the beef to a skillet over medium-high heat and cook until browned (about 8 minutes). Stir in the marinara sauce and heat through.

  3. Add the egg (beat it before adding other ingredients), ricotta, 1 cup of the parmesan, 1½ cups of the mozzarella, the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and some salt & pepper to a bowl and combine until smooth.

  4. Once the eggplant is done sweating, pat it dry with paper towels. Brush each piece with olive oil on both sides. Roast for 20 minutes.

  5. Add a layer of the marinara sauce/beef to the bottom of a greased 9×13-inch baking dish, followed by a layer of eggplant. Then, add the ricotta cheese layer, more eggplant, another ricotta layer, a marinara layer, and then the rest of the parmesan and mozzarella cheeses sprinkled over top.

  6. Lower the oven heat to 350 degrees F and bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Finish it off by broiling for 5 minutes or until the cheese is nicely browned.

  7. Let the lasagna sit for 10 minutes prior to serving.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 892.48kcal
  • Fat: 62.94g
  • Saturated Fat: 32.67g
  • Trans Fat: 0.90g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22.28g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.85g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.50g
  • Fiber: 7.41g
  • Sugar: 13.58g
  • Protein: 57.70g
  • Cholesterol: 223.35mg
  • Sodium: 1689.65mg
  • Calcium: 1158.70mg
  • Potassium: 1146.26mg
  • Iron: 3.73mg
  • Vitamin A: 389.10µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.14mg
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