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Eggplant Casserole


TOTAL TIME: 55 min
PREP TIME: 25 min
SERVINGS: 6

This eggplant casserole recipe was inspired by Greek moussaka. The original moussaka recipe tastes delicious and takes time to prepare with many steps and ingredients included. This recipe is simplified and modified to make it an easy and healthy dinner option.

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casserole with eggplants and tomato in the baking dish

Ingredients

  • 2 medium eggplants , peeled and sliced
  • 1 pound of ground lamb
  • 3 roma tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 container of ricotta cheese (15 oz)
  • 1 cup of Irish cheese (or any other kind), shredded

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare the ingredients.

ingredients for eggplant casserole

2. Peel and slice the eggplants into half circles.

peeled eggplants on a cutting board

3. In a large skillet on the medium-high heat brown ground lamb till almost no longer pink, then add two diced tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, and brown for 1-2 more minutes.

4. Use 1/3 of the sliced eggplants and place them at the bottom of the oven-safe dish.

sliced eggplant in the ceramic baking dish

5. Next, add the layer of half of the ground meat mixture. Add half of the container ricotta cheese. Repeat layers one more time: eggplant layer, meat layer, ricotta cheese layer adding a pinch of salt in between.

ingredients for making eggplant casserole in the ceramic baking dish

5. For the final layer, decorate with eggplant and tomato slices. Bake for 25 minutes in the oven.

eggplant casserole arranged in the dish before baking

7. Once casserole is baked, add shredded cheese on top and bake for 5 more minutes.

baked eggplant casserole in a baking dish

 

casserole with eggplants and tomato in the baking dish

Eggplant Casserole

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This eggplant casserole recipe was inspired by Greek moussaka. The original moussaka recipe tastes delicious and takes time to prepare with many steps and ingredients included. This recipe is simplified and modified to make it an easy and healthy dinner option.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Servings 6
Calories 463 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 eggplants medium-sized, peeled and sliced
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 3 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup Irish cheese or any other kind, shredded

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare the ingredients.
    ingredients for eggplant casserole
  • Peel and slice the eggplants into half circles.
    peeled eggplants on a cutting board
  • In a large skillet on medium-high heat brown ground lamb till almost no longer pink, then add two diced tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, and brown for 1-2 more minutes.
  • Use 1/3 of the sliced eggplants and place them at the bottom of the oven-safe dish.
    sliced eggplant in the ceramic baking dish
  • Next, add the layer of half of the ground meat mixture. Add half of the container of ricotta cheese. Repeat layers one more time: eggplant layer, meat layer, ricotta cheese layer adding a pinch of salt in between.
    adding a layer of meat and cheese
  • For the final layer, decorate with eggplant and tomato slices. Bake for 25 minutes in the oven.
    eggplant casserole arranged in the dish before baking
  • Once the casserole is baked, add shredded cheese on top and bake for 5 more minutes.
    baked eggplant casserole in a baking dish

Nutrition

Calories: 463kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 27gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 615mgPotassium: 693mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 797IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 314mgIron: 2mg
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