Nat and Darcy's Amazing Eggplant Lasagna

Nat and Darcy's Amazing Eggplant Lasagna

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"We came up with this one as 'starving' university students looking for something easy and tasty that's NOT pasta. This lasagna is made with 3 cheeses and a sauce layered with eggplant 'noodles'. It worked out so well, it HAD to be made known to the rest of the world!"

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 239 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 14.1 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 793 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Peel the eggplant and trim the ends. Slice lengthwise into 1/4 inch thick slices to resemble lasagna noodles. Set on a tray and sprinkle with salt. Let stand for 15 minutes to sweat out some of the liquid. Turn slices over and repeat salting and sweating. Brush off excess salt.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until evenly browned on both sides. Remove to drain on paper towels.
  3. Spread a thin layer of sauce in the bottom of a 9x7 inch casserole dish. Cover with a layer of eggplant slices. Sprinkle with a little of the shredded mozzarella, then top with another thin layer of sauce, and another layer of eggplant slices. Spread the ricotta cheese only on top of this layer of eggplant, and cover with more eggplant. Spoon on more sauce, then crumble feta cheese and bacon over the sauce, followed by half of the remaining mozzarella cheese. Top with a final layer of eggplant, remaining sauce, and the rest of the shredded cheese.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, if cheese does not brown, turn on the broiler for about 5 minutes at the end.

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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As an eggplant freak, I really enjoyed this recipe, though I would stress that it's necessary to boil the eggplant for at least 45 minutes before using it. And like some of the others, I used g...

I loved the idea of lasagna without the noodles! I used my favorite lasagna recipe but replaced the noodles with the eggplant. After reading comments I did the following to prepare my eggplant...

I modified this recipe by "frying" the eggplant slices in Pam olive oil spray in my electric skillet (pretty high heat). I also used hamburger instead of bacon mixed with the spaghetti sauce. Th...