Welcome to a culinary journey that transcends the ordinary – our exquisite Meaty Eggplant Lasagna, a low-carb marvel that tantalizes your taste buds while keeping your health goals intact. In a world brimming with culinary options, this dish stands out for its robust flavors, nutritional prowess, and simplicity. If you’re on the lookout for a delightful, low-carb twist on a classic, your search ends here.


The roots of this recipe can be traced back to the desire for a guilt-free indulgence without compromising on taste. With an increasing focus on healthier eating, we embarked on a quest to transform traditional lasagna into a low-carb masterpiece. The result? A symphony of textures and tastes, harmoniously brought together in our Meaty Eggplant Lasagna.


For the Eggplant Slices:

  • 2 eggplants (about 1 1/4 pounds each) *
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • Salt

For the Meaty Filling:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups Amy’s Marinara Sauce

For the Layers:

  • 16 ounces whole milk mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated (3 ounces)

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Preparing the Eggplant Slices

  • Trim the ends off the eggplants, peel them, and slice lengthwise into 1/2″ slices. Aim for 6-8 long slices from each eggplant.
  • Brush both sides of the eggplant slices with oil, ensuring even coating.
  • Arrange the slices on a baking sheet in a single layer, broiling for 3-5 minutes per side until tender and lightly browned.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of salt over the slices after removing them from the oven, enhancing their flavor.

2. Crafting the Meaty Filling

  • In a skillet, brown the ground beef, seasoning it with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add Amy’s Marinara Sauce to the browned beef, ensuring a thorough mix.
  • Heat the sauce through, allowing the flavors to meld into a rich, savory symphony.

3. Assembling the Layers

  • In a greased 7x9x3″ baking dish, create layers in the following sequence: 1/3 of the eggplant slices, 1/3 of the sauce, 1/3 of the mozzarella.
  • Repeat this layering two more times, culminating in a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese on the topmost layer.
  • If your baking dish differs in size, adapt by using a 9×13″ dish, creating two layers with half of each ingredient per layer. The order remains the same.
  • Bake at 350º for approximately 30 minutes or until the cheese achieves a delightful bubbly perfection.

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Embark on a culinary adventure with our Meaty Eggplant Lasagna, a testament to flavor innovation and health consciousness. This low-carb masterpiece ensures that every bite is a symphony of taste and nutrition. Elevate your dining experience and indulge in guilt-free pleasure, making this recipe a staple in your kitchen.

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