Eggplant Lasagna

This hearty dinner clocks in somewhere between lasagna and eggplant parm, and we're here for it. To avoid a watery lasagna, be sure to salt the eggplant as described in step 2, and let the dish cool for at least 10 minutes, to allow the lasagna to set. Leftovers will last up to 5 days, and are best reheated in the oven at 400°.

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Editor's note: this page was updated on July 8, 2021 to provide more information about the recipe.

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Yields: 4
Prep Time: 0 hours 25 mins
Total Time: 1 hour 40 mins

medium eggplants, about 6" to 8" long

kosher salt

1 tbsp.

extra-virgin olive oil


cloves garlic, minced


yellow onion

2 tsp.

dried oregano

Freshly ground black pepper


25-oz. jar marinara

16 oz.

whole milk ricotta

1/2 c.

freshly grated Parmesan


large egg

1/4 c.

chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish

4 c.

shredded mozzarella

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Cut ends of eggplants and slice thinly, about 1/4” thick. Lay slices on a cooling rack and season with salt. Let sit for 20 minutes. Pat salted sides with paper towel. Flip, season again, and let sit for another 20 minutes. Pat dry with paper towel.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Sauté garlic for 1 minute, then add onions and oregano. Season with salt and pepper and cook until onions are translucent. Add marinara and cook until warmed through.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, Parmesan, egg and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. In a 9"-x-13" casserole dish, spread a thin layer of marinara sauce, a single layer of eggplant “noodles", a layer of ricotta mixture, then a layer of mozzarella; repeat layers. Top last layer of eggplant with marinara sauce, mozzarella, and Parmesan.
  6. Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes. If desired, remove foil and broil until golden on top, 1 to 2 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes, then garnish with parsley and serve.
Ethan Calabrese
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