Baked Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna Recipe

Posted on Sep 17 2014 - 8:00am by Guest Post

Disclosure: This guest post was written by Karen – owner of  From the Garden Table.  Susan wants to give a big thanks for providing this awesome article while she is away on vacation!

Baked Eggplant Parm Lasagna-From the Garden Table

Hi everyone! I’m Karen over at From the Garden Table and I am so excited to be sharing with you here at Budget Earth today.

I am a very avid gardener and love creating all kinds of things that come from my garden and local farm stands, as well as anything else that tempts my taste buds!

It’s the end of the gardening season and I just picked 2 beautiful eggplant from my garden. I have been watching them grow and waiting…

You see, I’m a fairly recent convert to eggplant. Growing up my mom never, ever served it. I believe she just wasn’t really familiar with it either, so it never crossed our plates.

I finally tried it as an adult and really liked it, especially eggplant parmesan . Ever since, I have been experimenting with every type eggplant parmesan recipe I have come across and I finally found, in my opinion, the best version of and use of eggplant parmesan there is.  Baked Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna!

Lightly breaded and baked eggplant slices with a great ricotta/cottage cheese/mozzarella mixture, nestled between layers of pasta and sauce.  Yum, yum, yum!

So when I am finally able to bring in those beauties in from the garden, this is the first dish I make.

Enjoy!

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Baked Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna
Looking for a delicious & healthy recipe for dinner tonight? Check out this yummy Baked Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna recipe!
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Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Dinner
Ingredients
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • 1 eggplant, appx 1 lb, sliced into ¼ inch rounds
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided
  • 6 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 carton ricotta cheese, 15 oz
  • 1 carton low fat cottage cheese, 12 oz
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 bottle pasta sauce, 26 oz
  • 12 cooked lasagna noodles
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Lightly salt eggplant slices.
  3. (I like to do these next steps using 3 pie plates, but you do not have to use them, small bowls will suffice)
  4. Place flour in first pie plate.
  5. Whisk together 2 egg whites and egg, place in the next pie plate.
  6. Then bread crumbs in the third.
  7. Dredge eggplant slices in flour, then egg mixture and lastly the bread crumbs.
  8. Place on baking sheets coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  9. Spray cooking spray over prepared slices.
  10. Bake in oven for 10 minutes and then flip them over.
  11. Bake for another 10 minutes.
  12. Remove from oven and let cool.
  13. Lower oven temp to 375 degrees
  14. Combine ricotta, cottage cheese, 1 cup mozzarella, 3 tablespoons parmesan, oregano, basil and egg white in bowl. Mix well.
  15. Spread ¼ pasta sauce on bottom of 9 x13 baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  16. Next layer 4 lasagna noodles, half the cheese mixture and then half of the eggplant slices.
  17. Repeat layers again, ending with 4 noodles, the remaining sauce
  18. and mozzarella & parmesan cheeses.
  19. Cover and bake for 15 minutes.
  20. Uncover and bake for an additional 35 minutes.
  21. Remove from oven and let sit for at least 5 minutes before serving.

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  1. Sarah Vegetabile September 17, 2014 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Now this is different! I never would have thought of putting eggplant together with lasagna. Going to try this!

  2. Maria Iemma September 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    I love eggplant and lasagna and this combination is definitely a winner! Added to my menu!

  3. Carolyn R September 18, 2014 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing!! This looks YUMMY!!

  4. Deb E September 18, 2014 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Oh this looks delish for dinner. The only modification I would make would be sub gluten free pasta and delete the bread crumbs unless I could get some gluten free bread. I sometimes have GF crackers on hand that would sub well.

  5. Nichole Gubler September 19, 2014 at 12:16 am - Reply

    This looks so good and is really good for you! Win win!

  6. Laura Kelly September 21, 2014 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    I would love to try this!

  7. Kasie Tillman September 21, 2014 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    This sounds delicious. I would love to try it. I’ve been wanting to make a lasagna.

  8. Christina Strapp Lambert September 21, 2014 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    This sounds good and something different for my family. I haven’t made anything like this before.

  9. Anita Carol Gambrell September 23, 2014 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    We just got back home to SW Georgia from visiting the family in New Jersey and wow at the homemade Italian dishes we had at a family gathering o Saturday and this was one of them It was soooo good! Going to save your recipe and hope its as good as the one made up there! thank you!

  10. lisa September 29, 2014 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    That sounds pretty good. When I was young, you couldn’t pay me to eat eggplant.Now I like it. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe.

  11. Rosie October 1, 2014 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    What a cool idea – my two favs in one – I haven’t made either in a while, and this is a good way to kick off fall – a double whammy!! This looks like the perfect recipe to try – asap!

  12. M.Clark October 3, 2014 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious, I’d love to give it a try. In the photo the lasagna is red and white, I’d add some spinach to add some green, and I like spinach. Thank you for sharing this recipe post.

  13. Wanda Tracey October 4, 2014 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    You had me at “homemade” but my daughter loves eggplant and is always bugging me to make it in a recipe.Ha! She is going to love this one.Thank you for posting it.:)

  14. Gladis Halse October 13, 2014 at 5:41 pm - Reply

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  15. lisa December 9, 2014 at 10:49 am - Reply

    This sounds like a good way to eat eggplant. I’m going to pin it for later. love cheese and pasta sauce. I think the eggplant would absorb those flavors and become edible.

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