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Enjoy the eggplant Parmesan you love without the guilt that you hate! This recipe consists of a lean protein with eggplant shocked full of antioxidants, fiber, potassium and magnesium. Instead of butter, this recipe uses healthy oils in moderation.
Ingredients for Eggplant Parmesan
1 Can Organic Red Pasta Sauce
1 lb Ground Turkey
1 Tbs Oil (Grapeseed or Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
8 oz fresh Parmesan Cheese
1 Tbs Italian Seasoning
Grated Parmesan Cheese (optional)
Recipe Instructions for Eggplant Parmesan
Heat oven to 375.
Slice Eggplant in 1/4 inch slices horizontally, keeping skin on.
Drizzle oil on metal cookie sheet.
Add garlic powder, pepper and salt to taste to the oil mixture.
Lay sliced pieces flat on the cookie sheet, sliding them around to coat them in the oil/seasoning mixture on the pan. Flip the sliced eggplant piece to coat both sides. Add oil/seasoning as needed.
Cooke eggplant for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Leave oven at 375 when eggplant is taken out.
On a medium-high heat skillet, with oil to prevent sticking if needed, brown the turkey.
Add garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to ground turkey as you brown.
Pour can of red pasta sauce to the cooked turkey to create your meat sauce.
Add a scoop of meat sauce to the bottom of a glass or ceramic 8 x 8 dish to cook in the oven.
Shred Parmesan cheese over the meat sauce.
Add a layer of cooked eggplant.
Repeat layers of meat sauce, Parmesan cheese and eggplant until you are out of eggplant, ending with meat sauce as your top layer.
Add grated Parmesan cheese to the top as an option for added texture.
Cook in preheated oven at 375 fir 15 minutes.
Enjoy your Guilt-Free Eggplant Parmesan!
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