Towering Eggplant Lasagna with Fresh Mozzarella

Forget going out to eat or ordering takeout every time you crave Mediterranean food. Try making Towering Eggplant Lasagna with Fresh Mozzarellan at home. This gluten free recipe serves 4 and costs $2.83 per serving. One serving contains 538 calories, 27g of protein, and 36g of fat. It works best as a main course, and is done in roughly 45 minutes. This recipe is liked by 29 foodies and cooks. Head to the store and pick up fresh basil leaves, canned tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and a few other things to make it today. It is brought to you by Vickiben Singer. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 88%, which is super. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Grilled Eggplant and Fresh Mozzarellan on Ciabatta with Roasted Red Peppers, Garlic Mayonnaise, Fresh Basil and Arugula, Eggplant Parmesan with Fresh Mozzarella, and Eggplant Parmesan with Fresh Mozzarella.

Servings: 4

 

Ingredients:

½ teaspoon black pepper

1 – 28 oz. can imported Italian tomatoes (San Marzano)

1 pound of Eggplant

Extra Virgin Olive oil

Fresh Basil, chopped

3 fresh basil leaves, torn in pieces

4 – cloves garlic, minced

2 cups Marinara sauce

8 slices BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella cheese

2 Tbsp. shredded BelGioioso Parmesan cheese

½ teaspoon hot red pepper

1 cup BelGioioso Ricotta con Latte® cheese

Salt

Equipment:

wooden spoon

grill pan

grill

Cooking instruction summary:

Marinara Sauce: Mince the garlic and cover the bottom of a large kettle with olive oil.  Saute the garlic in the olive oil until it is almost ready to brown, about 2 minutes.  Add the can of tomatoes, basil, black and red pepper.  Bring to a boil and ten turn down and simmer sauce for about an hour, until the tomatoes are broken down.  Use a wooden spoon to help break down the tomatoes while simmering.Eggplant Lasagna:  Slice eggplant, about 1/4 –inch thick, salt and let sit for one hour to draw out the water.  Pat dry.Heat a Teflon coated grill pan or use a grill to heat each slice of eggplant until browned on each side.For each “lasagna” stack, spread 1 grilled eggplant slice with marinara sauce and top with a slice of Fresh Mozzarella.  Add another eggplant slice and top with Ricotta con Latte cheese, marinara sauce, fresh basil leaves and another eggplant slice.  Garnish with marinara sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and broil to heat and melt cheeses.

 

Step by step:


1. Marinara Sauce: Mince the garlic and cover the bottom of a large kettle with olive oil. 

2. Saute the garlic in the olive oil until it is almost ready to brown, about 2 minutes. 

3. Add the can of tomatoes, basil, black and red pepper.  Bring to a boil and ten turn down and simmer sauce for about an hour, until the tomatoes are broken down.  Use a wooden spoon to help break down the tomatoes while simmering.Eggplant Lasagna:  Slice eggplant, about 1/4 –inch thick, salt and let sit for one hour to draw out the water.  Pat dry.

4. Heat a Teflon coated grill pan or use a grill to heat each slice of eggplant until browned on each side.For each “lasagna” stack, spread 1 grilled eggplant slice with marinara sauce and top with a slice of Fresh Mozzarella. 

5. Add another eggplant slice and top with Ricotta con Latte cheese, marinara sauce, fresh basil leaves and another eggplant slice. 

6. Garnish with marinara sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and broil to heat and melt cheeses.


Nutrition Information:

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537k Calories
26g Protein
36g Total Fat
32g Carbs
31% Health Score
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Calories
537k
27%

Fat
36g
56%

  Saturated Fat
15g
94%

Carbohydrates
32g
11%

  Sugar
18g
21%

Cholesterol
77mg
26%

Sodium
1547mg
67%

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Protein
26g
53%

Calcium
547mg
55%

Vitamin E
6mg
45%

Manganese
0.89mg
44%

Phosphorus
444mg
44%

Potassium
1380mg
39%

Vitamin C
31mg
38%

Fiber
9g
37%

Vitamin K
38µg
37%

Vitamin A
1801IU
36%

Copper
0.64mg
32%

Vitamin B2
0.52mg
31%

Selenium
21µg
30%

Vitamin B6
0.6mg
30%

Iron
4mg
27%

Vitamin B12
1µg
26%

Magnesium
97mg
24%

Zinc
3mg
23%

Vitamin B3
4mg
23%

Folate
77µg
19%

Vitamin B1
0.26mg
17%

Vitamin B5
1mg
15%

Vitamin D
0.36µg
2%

covered percent of daily need
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