Eggplant and Ground Beef Lasagna


I couldn't decide if I wanted lasagna or moussaka the other night; this eggplant lasagna with meat came out as a yummy combo of the two! Spinach lasagna noodles work well in this if you can get them. Also, try ground lamb in place of beef for another variation.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins


  • cooking spray

  • 9 lasagna noodles

  • ½ pound ground beef

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 4 fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans Italian-flavored crushed tomatoes

  • 1 eggplant, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 2 cups mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil. Cook lasagna noodles at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 10 minutes; drain and set aside.

  4. Cook and stir ground beef, onion, mushrooms, and garlic in a skillet over medium heat until the beef is completely browned, about 10 minutes.

  5. Stir crushed tomatoes into ground beef; simmer until sauce has formed, 3 to 4 minutes.

  6. Pour about 1/4 of the sauce into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Layer noodles on top of sauce. Spread a thin layer of sauce on top of noodles.

  7. Place a layer of eggplant slices on top of noodle and sauce layer. Sprinkle about 1/4 of the cheese on top of eggplant slices.

  8. Repeat layering with remaining ingredients, until ending with a layer of sauce topped with remaining cheese.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is bubbly and brown on top, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

254 Calories
10g Fat
26g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 254
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 339mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 11mg 55%
Calcium 265mg 20%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 375mg 8%

* 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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