Classic Eggplant Lasagna that’s full of cheesy goodness, without the pasta! Great for a gluten-free lasagna option or just for sneaking in a healthy vegetable. 

A slice of Eggplant Lasagna topped with bubbly cheese and garnished with a sprig of parsley

People absolutely love the lasagna we make around here and there’s only room for more. I’ve taken my recipe for The Most Amazing Lasagna and turned it into The Most Amazing Eggplant Lasagna! Whether you need a gluten free lasagna option, or simply want to sneak in your garden eggplant, this recipe is amazing. You’d never even know there wasn’t pasta in there.

Do you have to peel eggplant before you cook it?

Yes you can! The peel of the eggplant is edible. If you are using a large eggplant, the skin may get a little tough. You can peel it before baking if you’d like.

What does eggplant taste like?

Eggplant has a very mild flavor, like spaghetti squash. Because it has such a mild flavor, it’s easily used in recipes that have bold flavors. In something like eggplant lasagna, the eggplant flavor itself isn’t even really tasted.

Eggplant Lasagna in a casserole dish, topped with bubbly cheese

Can I make this into vegetarian eggplant lasagna?

Yes. The Italian sausage in this recipe can be completely omitted to make the recipe vegetarian. Instead of browning the sausage, simply saute the onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil for a few minutes instead.

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