Recipes ofStephanie Searor, MS RD LDN RYT-200

Registered dietitian

Dietitian passionate about helping people fall back in love with their bodies and their relationship with food

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Three Cheese + Eggplant Lasagna

Friday, August 09, 2019
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Total time
2 hours
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Preparation time
45 minutes
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Portions
12

Fall is here! It's time to stock up on all of those eggplants at the market! This lasagna is delicious, easy to make in large quantities, and freezes well. The best part? The pasta doesn't need to be boiled! It's OK to use them raw. They will cook through during the bake, which is why there is so much sauce.

Ingredients
or1 box lasagna noodles (uncooked, doesn't have to be the sheets that are ready to bake)
or1 large eggplant, thinly sliced (not peeled)
or2 cups whole-milk ricotta cheese
or2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
or2 cups shredded parmesan cheese
or2 large eggs
or2 teaspoons garlic powder
or1 teaspoon salt
or1 teaspoon black pepper
or3 teaspoons dried parsley
or6 cups of tomatoes, crushed, canned (1452 g)
or1 cup chopped onions
or1/4 cup olive oil
or6 cloves garlic, chopped
or1/4 cup basil leaves, rinsed and chopped
Preparation
1.
Make the sauce; In a saute pan, over medium heat, saute the onions and garlic in olive oil until browned, about 10 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes and simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes, or until slightly reduced. Add the chopped basil and set to the side.
2.
In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, one cup of mozzarella, one cup of parmesan, eggs, salt, pepper, garlic, and parsley. Stir to combine.
3.
Assemble the lasagna; in a 9 x 13 pan, place 1 cup of sauce in the bottom. Line the bottom with four lasagna sheets. Place a layer of eggplant on top of the noodles, and then 1/3 of the cheese mixture. Top with another cup of sauce, pasta, eggplant, and cheese. Do this once more, with sauce, pasta, eggplant, and cheese. Top the lasagna with the remaining sauce, then cover with aluminum foil.
4.
Bake the lasagna for 75 minutes (covered with the foil). Uncover and bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until bubbly and the lasagna noodles have started to crisp on the edges. Top with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan, and broil for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is brown and bubbled.
Nutritional information
Per 100 gPer portion (310 g)% DRI
Energy141 kcal436 kcal22 %
Fat6 g18 g28 %
Fatty acids, total saturated3 g8 g42 %
Cholesterol24 mg76 mg25 %
Sodium253 mg784 mg33 %
Carbohydrate15 g48 g16 %
Sugars3 g9 gremove
Fiber2 g5 g21 %
Protein7 g22 gremove