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Eggplant Lasagna

This Eggplant Lasagna is easy to make with simple ingredients, budget friendly and rich in flavor. Once you’ve tried it you know you will wow everyone, even pickiest eaters. This easy recipe is such a great option for any  family meals that you can always count on. No one would ever taste it is entirely vegan so this made it to everyone’s plates.

 

Vegan cheese makes the crust of this easy lasagna recipe.

Seriously I’m not lying when I tell you eggplants are always magical. It is quite impressive what one can do with those veggies. Amazing dishes like this Eggplant Parmesan Potato Casserole, or my Eggplant Curry.

If you’re a still looking for more eggplant recipes, keep your excitement going and use the search bar to get in the loop.

This Eggplant Lasagna is seriously delicious, creamy, filling, satisfying from the first to the last bite.

Finished eggplant lasagna in the baking dish,

Also I know it is flavorful with just the right seasoning. This is really important when cooking with eggplants as they can taste a bit watery if not seasoned well.

I tested up and down from beginning to the end what I can say it taste so much like a classic eggplant lasagna recipe, if not even better. 

I’m pretty sure you will agree with all of this, once you try it out.

Portion of the ready lasagna on a white plate.

What you need for this vegan Eggplant Lasagna

  • Vegan ricotta
  • Eggplants + olive oil
  • Marinara
  • Garlic
  • Vegan mozzarella
  • Vegan Parmesan

Optional you can add the following

  • 3 tsp Italian herbs
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 4 tsp garlic powder

Creamy an delicious vegan Lasagna with eggplant.

How to make Eggplant Lasagna

Preheat oven to 410°F and have a 10×10 casserole dish ready.

Start with cutting eggplants in thin slices. Heat olive oil in a pan and fry the eggplants for around 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, then set aside. Make sure the oil hot, this way you will get a much better texture and flavor. After frying, make sure to remove any remaining oil. If needed, use kitchen crepe.

Next mix marinara with garlic in a bow and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. If you use the optional garlic powder, onion powder and Italian herbs, mix them with the prepared vegan ricotta.

Step by step guide how to make an Eggplant Lasagna

Last be ready for layering your lasagna. Start with a layer of the marinara sauce on the bottom, followed by eggplants, vegan ricotta, marinara and a bit of vegan Parmesan, vegan mozzarella. Repeat until everything is used. The last layer should be a bit marinara and ricotta, garnish with Parmesan and Mozzarella.

Bake for around 30 minutes until the vegan cheese is melted and a bit golden on top. Let cool down a bit for approximately 5 up 8 minutes and serve. This makes sure everything is better set and it will taste even better (I’ve tested before, yum).

This low carb lasagna makes such a great opportunity for meal prep, dinner, lunch. A keeper for all of you who are not shy of enjoying really good and delicious food at any time.

Perfect for the holidays, lunch, dinner, and meal prep.

Tips and tricks for this Eggplant Lasagna

Never skip the salt and pepper. Eggplant is a vegetable which has no flavor so seasoning is essential to make it enjoyable.

Don’t be shy of frying your eggplants when using for this lasagna. It will add so much flavor and texture.

Meal prep: you can prepare it in advance up to 5 days and just bake it whenever you want. I have to say it tastes delicious cold as well, makes it even easier though baking before and not waiting.

Easy, creamy and delicious this Eggplant Lasagna is made with simple ingredients and rich in flavor. A keeper that the whole family will love and no one would ever believe once tried it is vegan. #vegan #dairyfree #vegetarian #glutenfree #contentednesscooking #dinner #lunch #mealprep #eggplantlasagna

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Love seeing all your remakes!.

Cheers, Florian.

Creamy an delicious vegan Lasagna with eggplant.

Eggplant Lasagna

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This Eggplant Lasagna is easy to make with simple ingredients, budget friendly and rich in flavor. Once you've tried it you know you will wow everyone, even pickiest eaters. This easy recipe is such a great option for any easy family meals that you can always count on. No one would ever taste it is entirely vegan so this made it to everyone's plates.

Ingredients

Optional:

  • 3 tsp Italian herbs
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 4 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat ove​n to 410°F and have a 10x10 casserole dish ready.
  2. Start with cutting eggplants in thin slices. Heat olive oil in a pan and fry the eggplants for around 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, then set aside. Make sure the oil hot, this way you will get a much better texture and flavor. After frying, make sure to remove any remaining oil. If needed, use kitchen crepe.
  3. Next mix marinara with garlic in a bow and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. If you use the optional garlic powder, onion powder and Italian herbs, mix them with the prepared vegan ricotta.
  4. Last be ready for layering your lasagna. Start with a layer of the marinara sauce on the bottom, followed by eggplants, vegan ricotta, marinara and a bit of vegan Parmesan, vegan mozzarella. Repeat until everything is used. The last layer should be a bit marinara and ricotta, garnish with Parmesan and Mozzarella.
  5. Bake for around 30 minutes until the vegan cheese is melted and a bit golden on top. Let cool down a bit for approximately 5 up 8 minutes and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 566Total Fat: 31.5gSaturated Fat: 14.8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13.3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 393mgCarbohydrates: 18.9gFiber: 10.9gSugar: 5.6gProtein: 25g

marlene

Wednesday 21st of September 2022

what temperature am I baking at? Im assuming the 410 degrees is only to warm the casserole pan?

Florian

Wednesday 21st of September 2022

Hi Marlene! The temperature is correct for both. Hope that helps and clarifies. Let me know what you think.

Julianne

Sunday 17th of April 2022

Hi there! Looks so yummy! Can this be frozen? If so, what is the best way to freeze and for how long?

Florian

Sunday 17th of April 2022

Hi Julianne! Cool completely transfer to a casserole wrap with cling wrap or store in individual portions. Freezing will be fine for around 3 months. Hope that helps and let me know what you think.

B

Sunday 27th of February 2022

This recipe was amazing and such a hit!!

Florian

Sunday 27th of February 2022

Thanks for your great feedback! Would you mind leaving a star rating with your review? Your experience is so helpful for there readers. Thanks so much. 😊

Molly

Friday 5th of March 2021

Can you substitute cottage cheese for the ricotta? I can't get over the texture of ricotta.

Florian

Friday 5th of March 2021

Hi Molly! You can, but the result will be different. Hope that helps.

Yolande

Thursday 11th of February 2021

Hi! I am making this recipe tonight but I need to double it. What do I need to do to the baking time? This is my first time making a lasagna and i'm petrified haha but your recipe looks so delicious!!!

Florian

Thursday 11th of February 2021

Hi Yolande! I would say use the estimated baking time, but have a look and If it needs longer, bake for 5 minutes or longer. Hope that helps. Let me know what you think.

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