Eggplant Lasagna


This eggplant lasagna recipe uses eggplant instead of pasta for a delicious meal.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 35 mins
1 9x13-inch lasagna


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil for brushing

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 large eggplants, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch rounds

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 48 ounces chunky tomato sauce (such as Prego®)

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets and a 9x13-inch baking dish with 1 teaspoon olive oil.

  2. Whisk together eggs and water in a shallow dish. Combine Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper in a separate shallow dish.

  3. Dip eggplant slices into egg mixture, then press into bread crumb mixture. Gently tap off any excess crumbs. Arrange breaded eggplant slices on the prepared baking sheets.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the bottoms are golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Flip eggplant and continue baking until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Set aside.

  5. Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  6. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in ground beef; season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until beef is browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes. Drain excess grease. Stir tomato sauce into ground beef; bring to a simmer, then set sauce aside.

  7. Place 1/3 of the eggplant slices on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Pour 1/3 of the meat sauce on top of eggplant layer. Sprinkle 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese on top of sauce layer. Repeat this step 2 more times, finishing with a layer of mozzarella cheese.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before slicing.

    close up on a single slice of eggplant lasagna with remaining in a casserole dish behind
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

405 Calories
21g Fat
30g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 405
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 1496mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 400mg 31%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 1117mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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