Home » Easy Meals » One Pot/One Pan » Eggplant Casserole

Eggplant Casserole


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.

casserole with eggplants and tomato in the baking dish

Key Ingredients

ingredients for eggplant casserole

How to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare the ingredients. Peel and slice the eggplants into half circles.
peeled eggplants on a cutting board

2. 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.

sliced eggplant in the ceramic baking dish

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

adding a layer of meat and cheese

4. 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. 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

5. Once the 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

Natalia-Flavorful Home
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.
No ratings yet
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.
  • Peel and slice the eggplants into half circles.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • For the final layer, decorate with eggplant and tomato slices. Bake for 25 minutes in the oven.
  • Once the casserole is baked, add shredded cheese on top and bake for 5 more minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 463kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 27gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 615mgPotassium: 693mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 797IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 314mgIron: 2mg
Tried this Recipe? Leave us a Comment!
Natalia | Flavorful home
Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document easy real food recipes perfect for busy families. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

Get new recipes and tips via email
when you subscribe!

Leave a Reply
Recipe Rating




Quick Search