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Eggplant Lasagna

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Eggplant lasagna replaces noodles with that wonderful vegetable. It’s full of flavor and texture, and makes amazing comfort food.

Eggplant Lasagna

It’s time for comfort food and this naturally gluten free eggplant lasagna fits the bill! This past month, I’ve been craving some delicious cheesy, comfort food much like this easy lasagna.

I love eggplant, especially when it’s smothered with cheese. I mean really, anything smothered in cheese is to die for, right?

I think most of the foods you find at the fair, that’s why they are so good… it’s the cheese.

Eggplant Lasagna

One thing that I love though, is making lasagna, but leaving some of the carbs behind and replacing those with vegetables.

This lasagna is naturally gluten-free, and one that I’ve basically grown up on. This time though, I decide to slice the eggplant lengthwise, usually I slice it into rounds, but it turned out so well in long sections of eggplant instead.

Once I had it sliced, I decided to add in some sliced zucchini too. I layered ground beef, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, zucchini, and eggplant.

Eggplant Lasagna

I’ve also found that I prefer to mix the sauce in with the beef instead of pouring it on top at the end. This lasagna will but a little bit more full of liquid at the end than a traditional lasagna, simply because of the liquid in the vegetables, but it will certainly be just as tasty.

Once it’s done baking, I like to leave it on broil for about 5 minutes to get the cheese on top nice and toasty. Let’s note here that it’s supposed to be toasty, not on fire.

Remember to keep a close eye when you use broil, I say that from experience. Let’s just say, I’ve opened the oven with food on broil and it was on fire.

Eggplant Lasagna

It’s a great way to burn your house down. Yep, it is…so remember to watch it and keep it on low.

Now, are you ready for this delicious dinner? It’s perfection and wonderful to share with the family.

Be sure to try out these gluten-free eggplant bites too!

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8 Responses to “Eggplant Lasagna”

  1. Heather @ Country Life, City Wifeposted January 26, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Okay, I have a confession. I don’t like eggplant. I know, I know. BUT WOW. This looks AHHHH MAAAZING! I would definitely put my reservations to the side on that and try it. Good idea broiling so it’s not soggy. I think that’s what I haven’t liked – I always find eggplant soggy. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. Becky Willisposted January 26, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Where has your blog been lol Just kidding. This recipe looks awesome and I agree about the cheese, everything just about is good with cheese on it. I am looking at your other recipes as I see a few tasty looking ones.

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  3. Jamie | Makeup Life and Loveposted January 26, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    OMG this looks absolutely amazing. I am normally not a big eggplant person but this is totally changing my mind. So much cheese and goodness in this picture. My mouth is watering.

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  4. Jamie Hposted January 26, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    This looks so delicious! I love the addition of zucchini and eggplant together. I have never put them together, but I bet it’s good. And all that yummy cheese looks amazing! Pinning for later!

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  5. Bradley Finneartyposted January 27, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    I am a lasagna hound. From making it a lot to buying it when we go out I have to have it. This looks and sounds like a yummy recipe. I know what I am going to be making in the next few days. Thank you.

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  6. Deborah Cruzposted January 27, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    My family loves lasagna but I hate all the carbs and we are trying to incorporate more veggies and less gluten into our diet for health reasons. This seems like a great alternative and a tasty one at that. This recipe sounds absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to try it. Sharing it on pinterest now.

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  7. Tiffany Hathornposted January 28, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I’m not a huge eggplant eater, but I would give this a shot. I also have to say that I chucked a little bit at the broiler incident. Sounds like something that would happen to me. I am a very distracted cook and have been known to burn things now and then. Especially since our oven is finicky.

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  8. Victoriaposted January 29, 2017 at 10:16 am

    This looks delicious. However, I must admit that I have never tried eggplant before. I have committed to eating healthier this year, so it would be something nice to give a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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