Saturday, October 20, 2012

Easy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

     The first thing you need to know is that my kids will eat this!  They are partial to mac & cheese, and not the good kind either.  But this, they will eat.  And it's delicious.  Score!

     We picked up the eggplant and the onions at our local CSA.  It is low carb.
   
 Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of ground turkey or ground beef, 
  • 1 medium onion,
  • 1 tablespoon butter 
  • 1 large eggplant sliced into thin rounds,   I soak these in lightly salted water.
  • 1 26 oz jar of spaghetti sauce,  
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, 
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese.
 Prepare:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease 9 x 13 pan.
  2. Brown meat in a skillet and drain.  Set aside.
  3. Saute onions in butter in the skillet.
  4. Line the bottom of the prepared pan with half of the eggplant rounds.
  5. Stir the sauce and the meat together and pour half over the eggplant.
  6. Top with the sauteed onions and half of the mozzarella cheese.
  7. Add the remainder of the eggplant and then the rest of the meat sauce.
  8. Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes.
  9. Remove the foil sprinkle the parmesan cheese and the rest of the mozzarella cheese on top and bake uncovered for an additional 5 minutes.

     I have served this on italian bread or with pasta as a side.   Of course, if you add bread or pasta, then it isn't a low carb meal.  Enjoy.
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