Monday, January 28, 2013

Eggplant Lasagna

Hello everyone! It's been more than a week since my last post and I've been dying to share my latest works (both in the kitchen and crochet)! Well, since I can't feature both here, let me deviate from Olive and Yummy Foodie Mags for a while and share one of my re-make dishes from my favorite kitchen buddy, Del Monte Kitchenomics, which I also featured in two posts last year (Stories from the Cupboard 1: My Kitchenmates  and Stories from the Cupboard 2: Vegetable Pastel). 

Cheesy Eggplant Layers by Del Monte Kitchenomics is a lasagna-inspired dish.
Here are the ingredients:

4 medium eggplants
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup bread crumbs (which I combined with Crushed Graham)
1 pouch (250 g) Del Monte Sweet Style Spaghetti Sauce (but for my own version, I just used Del Monte Tomato Sauce)
1 cup grated cheese (I made a combination of Queso, Magnolia Quickmelt and Mozarella)
1 medium green bell pepper, diced

The original recipe calls for the eggplants to be cut lengthwise into 4 slices, mixed with egg and coated with bread crumbs and fried. However, I skipped the frying part so this is what I did.

  1. Grill eggplants. Remove skin and flatten using a fork. Mix with egg and coat with bread crumbs combined with Crushed Graham. Set aside. 
       2. Add 1 tbsp sugar, 1/8 tsp. pepper and 2/3 tsp iodized salt to Del Monte Sauce.
        3. Arrange half of flattened grilled eggplant on a baking dish. Pour half of sauce over eggplant and      top with half of bell peppers and cheese.
        4. Repeat layering procedure using remaining ingredients. 
        5. Bake at 350 degrees F (180C) for 25 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. 
Hmmm... I just love its cheesy taste! My husband said I serve such amazing dishes! :) :) :) What could be a better compliment?


  1. Mm..looks yumm! Never tried to make lasagna. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    1. Thank you :) Tell me what happens after making one!

  2. I have an eggplant on the counter and was needing a recipe! This looks fantatic. Thanks for sharing.

    1. You'll never regret giving this recipe a try. Been to your sites and I'm now your latest follower at Joyfully Cooking. Nice meeting you here! See you around!

  3. This looks yummy! :)
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    1. Wow, thank you so much!That's great to hear! Will visit your site, that's for sure!

  4. Hi! Today I'm stopping by some of the blogs I love to read and just doing a little catch up! This really looks delish! I love lasagna and eggplant but I never seem to combine the two. Happy Thursday ♥

    1. Thanks for dropping by. Oh yes, the two make a good combination!

  5. Replies
    1. Hi Kara, I hope it's not too late to reply to your comment. Have you tried the dish?


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