Eggplant Lasagna Roll-Ups

Colleen Sowa

By
@colleenlucky7

This is a very delightful way of making and serving lasagna!

Our family loves to make this when eggplants are plentiful in the garden. The children love picking, washing and helping to make this recipe!

We make them three ways which I will post.

We love the cheesey filling and the crunchy eggplant as a change from our usual lasagnas... and it looks so pretty both in the pan and on the plate!

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Serves:

12 - 16

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CHEESE FILLING

1 large
egg (well beaten)
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
pepper
1 Tbsp
sugar
1 lb
ricotta cheese
1 pkg
(8 ounces) cream cheese
1/4 c
shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 c
shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 c
fresh spinach (finely chopped) optional

EGGPLANT

1 large
eggplant (sliced lengthwise into thin 1/4 - inch thick slices)
3 large
eggs well beaten (with the milk)
1/2 c
milk
2 c
flour (mixed with spices)
1/2 tsp
each: salt, pepper, garlic powder
2 c
bread crumbs

PASTA NOODLES

12 - 16 large
lasagna noodles (cooked as directed on package, cooked aldente)

PASTA SAUCE

1 - 2 qt
pasta sauce of your liking

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Either pick fresh or buy at the store... one or more eggplant.

In this photo is my 4 year old grandson Ashton... proudly displaying and demonstrating how big his eggplant is!
2
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
3
Mix together all cheese filling ingredients on high setting of mixer or food processor. Set aside in refrigerator until needed.
4
Slice the eggplant lengthwise into 1/4 inch thick strips.
5
Heat 3-5 inches of oil in a large pan.
6
Dip one slice of eggplant at a time in the egg mixture.
7
Coat both sides with flour mixture.
8
Dip quickly into the egg mixture. Then into the bread crumbs.

Place in hot oil until light golden brown and plyable.

Remove from oil to paper toweling. Let cool.
9
Gently spread some of the cheese filling onto one side of the fried eggplant. Start rolling the eggplant up from the narrow side to the wide side to form a roll up. Place in greased baking dish (sometimes I put pasta sauce in the bottom of baking dish). When pan is full, place in preheated oven. Bake for 25 minutes, the eggplant and cheese will get a beautiful dark golden brown color.
10
*** Do the same thing using the pasta noodles that you cooked to aldente according to package directions.
11
*** The third way to make these: make the roll ups in the lasagna noodles and then wrap a fried eggplant noodle around the lasagna roll up!

*** You can choose to place sauce in the bottom of baking dish or use the sauce when plating.
12
Sauce of your choice spooned onto plate, place a roll-up onto sauce and put a small amount of sauce crosswise onto roll-up.

*** Serve as a main dish or a side dish. Good with crusty bread and a salad.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids