Eggplant Lasagna Without Noodles

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Eggplant Lasagna Without Noodles My family and I are really trying to increase our veggie intake. I can’t say it’s been easy, none of us are HUGE veggie lovers.. but I will say that it is coming along. I don’t know if I will every love vegetables as much as chocolate, but I am starting to like them more and all of us are trying them!

All in all I am not sure if I will make this Eggplant Lasagna Without Noodles as is again. It was A LOT of veggies for us to take in for one dish, especially when you are used to noodles. But it was good and everyone, including my 7 year old who is the pickiest ate it (although she did take out a lot of the eggplant).

I think if I did one of the other (either the Dairy free ricotta or the eggplant noodles) and prepared the eggplant so it would cook up a little softer I would make it again (maybe saute?).

I also would either double it so the layers were thicker or simply prepare in a smaller baking dish so it would have more layers. As you can see from the photo you can’t really see the layers and I would have liked to see them.

None the less.. it was tasty and would be awesome for a Paleo meal (minus the cheese on top) or if you are trying to reduce grains and cheese in your diet.

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Yields 6

Eggplant Lasagna Without Noodles

Eggplant Lasagna Without Noodles

15 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled, cut in 4ths lengthwise and sliced thin
  • 1 Recipe Dairy Free Ricotta (with added egg) (see above for recipe)
  • 3/4- 1lb of cooked, browned ground beef or turkey
  • 1 26 oz jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce or homemade
  • 4- 6 oz of Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded or shredded dairy free cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Prepare 2 cookie sheets with a silpat or foil sprayed with cooking spray
  3. Arrange eggplant pieces on the sheets
  4. Drizzle or brush with olive oil
  5. Bake for 10 minutes until browned and softened
  6. Cool slightly
  7. Use cooking spray to prepare an 8x11 baking dish
  8. Place about 1/2 cup of spaghetti sauce in bottom of pan and spread to the edges
  9. Sprinkle about 1/2 -3/4 cup ground beef on top of the sauce
  10. Layer eggplant slices over sauce and ground beef
  11. Layer Dairy Free Ricotta over the eggplant and spread to edges
  12. Repeat sauce/meat layer
  13. Repeat eggplant layer
  14. Repeat sauce/meat layer
  15. Sprinkle the top with cheese
  16. Bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden (if you like)
Cuisine: Italian | Recipe Type: Dinner
http://www.frugallivingmom.com/eggplant-lasagna-without-noodles/

 

Eggplant Lasagna Without Noodles

Eggplant Lasagna Without Noodles

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Comments

  1. Sarah says

    Sounds great!! Thanks you for this! We have 5 eggplants from the garden that are needing to be used and I was looking for new way to cook them! Can’t wait to try this tonight :)

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