|We offer these recipes
as a help in adding to our prayer and experience of solidarity with the
poor during Lent. Of course, they can be used at any time during
This Eggplant Lasagna is made just like a pasta lasagna, substituting slices of eggplant for the pasta. (Some other versions include pasta lasagna noodles as well.)
It is easy to pray for people all across the Mediterranean and Middle East who use eggplant in a variety of dishes.
To make the eggplant slices, use a sharp knife to make the first slice. If you are experienced with a knife, cut the slices lengthwise, thinner than the thickness of your fingers. If you are less experienced with a sharp knife, cut the eggplant across it, producing disks, thinner than the thickness of your fingers. Slice two medium eggplants this way.
In a mixing bowl, combine a medium carton of Ricotta Cheese (natural or low fat) with one egg, a cup of Parmesan Cheese and a cup of Mozzarella Cheese (natural or low fat) and a half a cup of diced parsley.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes, covered with aluminum foil for the first 30 minutes, uncovered for the remaining 15 minutes.
Let stand for at least 15 minutes before cutting and serving.