Turkey and Eggplant Casserole

A classic and hearty Italian dinner, enjoy this dish as a main on top of fresh pasta, or make it part of your Tour D’Italia plate.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2.5 lbs. ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
  • ½ tsp. garlic salt
  • 2 cups canned tomato sauce
  • 1½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Heat olive oil in pan and add garlic and onions. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until the onions are tender (about 3 minutes). Add the turkey and brown, stirring occasionally to break apart.
  • Remove the stem from the eggplant and slice into ½"-thick rounds. Arrange the rounds in a 9" × 9" lightly greased baking pan. Layer the browned turkey mixture over top. Sprinkle with the garlic salt.
  • Pour tomato sauce over the turkey and eggplant rounds. Layer the cheese over the top.
  • Bake for 45–60 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the eggplant is tender.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2.5 lbs. ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
  • ½ tsp. garlic salt
  • 2 cups canned tomato sauce
  • 1½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Heat olive oil in pan and add garlic and onions. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until the onions are tender (about 3 minutes). Add the turkey and brown, stirring occasionally to break apart.
  • Remove the stem from the eggplant and slice into ½"-thick rounds. Arrange the rounds in a 9" × 9" lightly greased baking pan. Layer the browned turkey mixture over top. Sprinkle with the garlic salt.
  • Pour tomato sauce over the turkey and eggplant rounds. Layer the cheese over the top.
  • Bake for 45–60 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the eggplant is tender.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories430
Total Fat24g
Saturated Fat8g
Cholesterol155mg
Sodium840mg
Total Carbohydrate12g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars6g
Protein44g