3-Cheese Eggplant Lasagna

Cuisine : Italian
Calories : 289
Type : Vegetarian
Serving Size : 8
Course : Main
Preparation Time : 145  Min

No Ingredient Quantity Measure Type
1 Eggplants 2
2 Salt 2 Tablespoon
3 Canola oil 2 Tablespoon
4 Tomato 28 Ounces
5 Tomato paste 6 Ounces
6 Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
7 Basil leaves 1 Teaspoon
8 Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
9 Onion Powder 1 Teaspoon
10 Olive oil Tablespoon
11 Salt and ground black pepper 1 To taste
12 Onion 1
13 Spinach 1 Cup
14 Carrot 1 Cup
15 Ricotta 15 Ounces
16 Egg 2
17 Romano cheese 1/2 Cup
18 Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
19 Onion Powder 1 Teaspoon
20 Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
21 Mozzarella cheese 1 Cup

Recipe Details
This recipe is chock full of great vegetables. Measurements of spices vary according to our taste; you should always adjust recipes to your own preferences.

Cooking Instructions
  1. Sprinkle both sides of eggplant slices with 2 tablespoons salt, and layer them in a large baking dish with paper towels between each layer.
  2. Place a smaller baking dish on top of the eggplant slices, and weigh it down with several heavy food cans. Let sit for at least an hour or until the paper towels are visibly moist.
  3. Rinse eggplant slices with fresh water and pat dry with paper towels.
  4. Heat a large skillet on medium heat and pour in 2 tablespoons of canola oil.
  5. Working in batches if necessary, cook both sides of eggplant slices until they are slightly browned, about 5 minutes per side. Set cooked eggplant aside.
  6. Prepare sauce by combining the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, basil, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and black pepper in a separate bowl. Set aside.
  7. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  8. Add frozen spinach and shredded carrots to onion. Cook until mixture is dry, 5 to 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  9. Combine ricotta cheese, eggs, Romano cheese, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a separate bowl.
  10. Spoon cooled spinach and carrot mixture into ricotta mixture and combine.
  11. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  12. Begin lasagna assembly by pouring a thin layer of tomato sauce into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  13. Place half the eggplant slices in a layer on top of tomato sauce.
  14. Spread half the ricotta cheese mixture on top of eggplant layer.
  15. Add another layer of tomato sauce, then layer on the remaining eggplant slices and remaining ricotta mixture.
  16. Finish with a final layer of tomato sauce, and spread mozzarella cheese over the top.
  17. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until the mozzarella cheese is browned. 

Garnishing Instructions
Not available. 

Serving Instructions
Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

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