Every now and again I make a recipe on the fly and it turns out so good that I find myself repeating it over and over again until I’m sick of it. Right now I’m currently having a love affair with this easy eggplant lasagna and I can’t get enough.
It’s pretty ridiculous how easy this dish is. Cook your meat, assemble your lasagna, place in oven, bake for 45 minutes and done. Super easy peasy (and when your wedding is less than a week away, you NEED easy).
I’ve made this with wild boar and pork and both yield excellent results. Of course you can use ground beef, turkey, bison – whatever your heart desires.
Easy Eggplant Lasagna (makes 3-4 servings)
1 large eggplant
1 package ground pork (or other meat of your choice)
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
2 tbsp chopped shallots
1 can marinara sauce
1/3 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used Trader Joe’s quattro formaggio)
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 375F. In a large skillet saute your mushrooms and shallots until the shallots are caramelized.
Add your ground pork and cook all the way through. Set aside.
Spoon some of your sauce into a large baking dish and layer with eggplant slices.
Top your eggplant with the ground pork, ricotta and marinara sauce.
Spread your shredded cheese on top of the eggplant and add extra tomato sauce if you like.
What’s your favorite easy recipe?