The BEST Eggplant Lasagna Recipe

By: Abigail

In this blog post, we will be sharing a delicious and satisfying recipe for Eggplant Lasagna. This hearty and flavorful dish is made with layers of eggplant, tomato sauce, and cheese, and is a great way to enjoy the many health benefits of eggplant.

Eggplant Lasagna is a tasty and nutritious meal that can be enjoyed by vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters alike. It is packed with flavor and nutrition, and is a great way to add variety to your meal plan.

In the next part of this blog post, we will share our recipe for Eggplant Lasagna and provide step-by-step instructions for how to make this tasty and healthy dish at home.

Ingredients (What You’ll Need):

Here are the ingredients you will need to make Eggplant Lasagna:

  • 1 large eggplant
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 jar marinara sauce
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

You will also need a 9×13-inch baking dish for cooking the Eggplant Lasagna. Optional ingredients that you may want to include are sliced mushrooms, chopped bell peppers, and sliced zucchini for added flavor and texture.

How to make it:

Here are the steps for how to make Eggplant Lasagna using the ingredients listed:

  1. Slice the eggplant into 1/4-inch thick rounds and brush both sides with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the ground beef and cook until it is browned. Drain any excess fat and stir in the marinara sauce. Set aside.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, parsley, oregano, and basil. Stir until well-combined.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  6. Arrange half of the eggplant slices in the bottom of the baking dish. Top with half of the meat sauce and half of the cheese mixture. Repeat the layers with the remaining eggplant, meat sauce, and cheese mixture.
  7. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  9. Let the Eggplant Lasagna cool for 5 minutes before serving.
  10. Serve the Eggplant Lasagna hot, with a side of garlic bread or a green salad. Garnish with additional parsley and Parmesan cheese, if desired.
  11. Enjoy your Eggplant Lasagna and savor the delicious flavors and aromas of this tasty and satisfying dish.

Try Other Eggplant Recipes

We hope you enjoyed our recipe for Eggplant Lasagna! If you’re looking to try more delicious and creative eggplant recipes, be sure to visit our article where we have a large collection of eggplant recipes to explore.

At Clean Out the Pantry, we have a wide variety of eggplant recipes that are perfect for vegetarians, vegans, and anyone looking to add more healthy and tasty dishes to their meal plan. From Eggplant Parmesan to Eggplant Rollatini to Grilled Eggplant, there are many delicious and healthy recipes to explore.