15 minute hearty eggplant lasagne

Eggplant Lasagna Recipe

If you've ever wondered how to make lasagna low carb, then this recipe is for you!  This yummy alternative switches the pasta for eggplant slices, check out to recipe here.

CategoryDifficultyBeginner
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins

Ingredients

For the sauce
 2 Cans chopped or crushed tomatoes
 3 Cloves Fresh garlic, crushed or thinly sliced
 2 tbsp Olive oil
 Crushed chilli flakes to taste
 ½ tsp Oregano
 1 Sprig of fresh basil
 salt and pepper to taste
For the filling
 2 Eggplants, sliced
 ½ cup Cottage cheese or ricotta
 1 cup Mozzarella cheese
 ½ cup Fresh spinach, chopped
 ¼ cup Fresh basil, chopped

15 Minutes

Directions

Make your sauce
1

Pre-heat your oven to 190 degrees Celsius while working on your sauce

2

Sauté garlic in olive oil until brown in a sauce pan on the stove, then add the crushed tomatoes

3

Add your seasonings - the pepper, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir the mixture until it comes to a simmer. Gently stir in a sprig of fresh basil.

4

Let simmer for 15 minute or until the mixture is reduced to your desired thickness. Once done, carefully remove the basil sprig and set aside.

Assembly
5

Layer the bottom of your baking dish with sauce so the lasagna will not stick to the pan.

6

Arrange sliced eggplants at the bottom of the dish. Make sure that the bottom of the dish is layered with thinly sliced eggplants - the same way you do with the pasta sheets.

7

Get your cottage cheese and sprinkle bits of it to the corners and on top of the eggplant layer. You can either use your hands or your fork to create a layer of cottage cheese on top of the eggplant.

8

Sprinkle Mozzarella cheese. This is the cheese that will give your lasagna it's gooey and stringy cheese filling.

9

Cover your cheese with a layer of chopped fresh spinach. Then, sprinkle some chopped basil to give it an extra kick of flavour.

10

Repeat until you have worked through the depth of your baking dish.

11

The top layer should be a layer of sauce that is sprinkled with cheeses. Wrap dish in foil

12

Bake for 10 mins in the foil, then remove and bake for another 5 minutes until the cheese has completely melted and the sauce on top of the dish has bubbled.

13

Set aside tool slightly then slice and serve

Ingredients

For the sauce
 2 Cans chopped or crushed tomatoes
 3 Cloves Fresh garlic, crushed or thinly sliced
 2 tbsp Olive oil
 Crushed chilli flakes to taste
 ½ tsp Oregano
 1 Sprig of fresh basil
 salt and pepper to taste
For the filling
 2 Eggplants, sliced
 ½ cup Cottage cheese or ricotta
 1 cup Mozzarella cheese
 ½ cup Fresh spinach, chopped
 ¼ cup Fresh basil, chopped

Directions

Make your sauce
1

Pre-heat your oven to 190 degrees Celsius while working on your sauce

2

Sauté garlic in olive oil until brown in a sauce pan on the stove, then add the crushed tomatoes

3

Add your seasonings - the pepper, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir the mixture until it comes to a simmer. Gently stir in a sprig of fresh basil.

4

Let simmer for 15 minute or until the mixture is reduced to your desired thickness. Once done, carefully remove the basil sprig and set aside.

Assembly
5

Layer the bottom of your baking dish with sauce so the lasagna will not stick to the pan.

6

Arrange sliced eggplants at the bottom of the dish. Make sure that the bottom of the dish is layered with thinly sliced eggplants - the same way you do with the pasta sheets.

7

Get your cottage cheese and sprinkle bits of it to the corners and on top of the eggplant layer. You can either use your hands or your fork to create a layer of cottage cheese on top of the eggplant.

8

Sprinkle Mozzarella cheese. This is the cheese that will give your lasagna it's gooey and stringy cheese filling.

9

Cover your cheese with a layer of chopped fresh spinach. Then, sprinkle some chopped basil to give it an extra kick of flavour.

10

Repeat until you have worked through the depth of your baking dish.

11

The top layer should be a layer of sauce that is sprinkled with cheeses. Wrap dish in foil

12

Bake for 10 mins in the foil, then remove and bake for another 5 minutes until the cheese has completely melted and the sauce on top of the dish has bubbled.

13

Set aside tool slightly then slice and serve

15 minute hearty eggplant lasagne

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