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Delicious and Healthy Eggplant Lasagna Recipe

Eggplant Lasagna with Tomato Sauce and Garlic

Indulge in eggplant lasagna while supporting your diabetes management.

Hello, NutriDelicians! Today, I’m thrilled to share a culinary masterpiece that’s not only a feast for the senses but also a boon for your health. Join me on a journey to explore the scrumptious world of our Eggplant Lasagna, a dish that brings together wholesome ingredients and tantalizing flavors in perfect harmony.

In today’s bustling world, finding dishes that are both satisfying and healthful can be a challenge. That’s where our Eggplant Lasagna shines. Packed with essential nutrients and thoughtfully chosen ingredients, this dish not only delights your taste buds but also supports your body in various ways.

Whether you’re aiming to provide your family with a balanced meal or making mindful choices for your own health, this recipe covers you. So, let’s dive into the details and uncover the secrets behind this delicious creation.

Eggplant Lasagna with Tomato Sauce and Garlic

Delicious and Healthy Eggplant Lasagna Recipe

Eggplant Lasagna is a mouthwatering twist on the classic Italian favorite. We've swapped traditional pasta for layers of roasted eggplant, resulting in a lower-carb, diabetes-friendly alternative. With the richness of ground turkey, the creaminess of mozzarella cheese, and the vibrant tang of tomato sauce, this dish delivers a burst of flavors in every bite.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 280 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large Eggplants sliced lengthwise
  • 1 lb (450g) Lean Ground Turkey
  • 2 cups (200g) Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 cups (500ml) Tomato Sauce
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Dried Basil
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste
  • Olive Oil forRoasting

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Brush eggplant slices with olive oil and roast for 15 minutes until tender. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan, sauté minced garlic until fragrant. Add ground turkey and cook until browned. Stir in dried oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.
  • In a baking dish, spread a layer of tomato sauce. Place a layer of roasted eggplant slices on top.
  • Spread a portion of the ground turkey mixture over the eggplant. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese.
  • Repeat the layers: sauce, eggplant, turkey mixture, and cheese.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Let it rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 24gFat: 12gFiber: 6g
Keyword Baked Cod, Diabetes-Friendly, Eggplant Lasagna, Flavorful, Garlic, Ground Turkey, Healthy, Italian, Mozzarella, Nourishing, Tomatoes
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  • Nutrition Facts

  • Amount per serving
  • Calories280
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat12 g16.67%
  • Total Carbohydrate15 g5.45%
  • Dietary Fiber6 g21.43%
  • Protein24 g48%

Eggplant Lasagna Benefits

Eggplant is rich in fiber and antioxidants that help regulate blood sugar levels and support heart health. Garlic has been linked to improved insulin sensitivity and reduced blood sugar levels.

Perfect for family dinners, potlucks, and gatherings where you want to impress with a healthier take on a classic comfort dish. Ideal for individuals managing diabetes or those looking for a nutritious and delicious meal option.

Indulge in eggplant lasagna while supporting your diabetes management.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I prevent eggplant lasagna from becoming too watery?

When making eggplant lasagna, you can keep it from getting too watery by following these simple steps. Start by salting and draining the eggplant slices to get rid of excess moisture. You can also cut them into thinner slices for even cooking.

Roasting or grilling the eggplant beforehand helps remove extra water and boosts the flavor. To create a barrier, place a layer of cheese at the bottom before adding the eggplant slices. Plus, consider partially cooking moisture-rich ingredients like tomatoes.

Lastly, when assembling, use slightly thicker sauce and ensure proper distribution of ingredients. These tips will help you enjoy a tasty and not-too-watery eggplant lasagna every time.

How do I replace cheese in vegan eggplant lasagna?

When making vegan eggplant lasagna and replacing cheese, there are several satisfying options to choose from. You can try nutritional yeast, which brings a cheesy flavor, or opt for nut-based cheeses, like cashew or almond cheese, for that creamy goodness.

Another idea is using tofu ricotta, made by blending tofu with lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and herbs. If you prefer ready-made options, you’ll find a variety of vegan cheese brands in stores that melt well.

Don’t forget about vegan cream cheese or creating a homemade creamy sauce using plant-based milk and nutritional yeast. With these choices, you can craft a dairy-free, flavorful, and delightful one.

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Bon Appetit!

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