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Healthy Eggplant Lasagna in baking dish

Eggplant Lasagna

Eggplant Lasagna is a classic Italian American favorite with eggplant slices, marinara sauce and a savory cheese blend.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Eggplant Lasagna
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 9 servings
Calories 166 kcal
Author Sabrina

Ingredients

  • 3 medium eggplants
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virginĀ olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 yellow onion , diced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 6 cups marinara sauce
  • 8 ounces part skim ricotta
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley , plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cups light mozzarella , shredded (trader joes brand)
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and get 9x13 baking dish.

  2. Slice eggplant into 1/2" rounds and season with salt on both sides then place on a cooling rack for 20 minutes to let it release moisture.

  3. Pat the eggplant dry with paper towels well.

  4. Add the olive oil to a large pan on medium heat and cook the onions for 3-4 minutes until translucent then add in the garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds.

  5. Add the marinara sauce and mix well.

  6. Mix together the ricotta, egg and parsley.

  7. Add a bit of marinara sauce to the bottom of your baking dish then layer eggplant, ricotta mixture, marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese twice.

  8. Top with the Parmesan cheese (save a bit for garnish) and bake, covered with foil, for 30-40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Eggplant Lasagna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 166 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 1554mg 65%
Potassium 975mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 13g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 19.3%
Vitamin C 19.4%
Calcium 29.9%
Iron 13.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.