Eggplant Lasagna

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Pan-grilled eggplant vegetable noodles layered between Italian-seasoned ground turkey, Hunt's® Tomatoes and a blend of ricotta and mozzarella cheeses

  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray (or try PAM® Organic Olive Oil)
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 large eggplant, cut into 1/4-inch thick lengthwise slices (1 large = about 1 pound)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pkg (20 oz each) Italian seasoned ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes, drained (or try Hunt's® Organic)
  • 1/4 cup Hunt's® Tomato Paste (or try Hunt's® Organic)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 8x8-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. Combine ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning in small bowl; set aside.
  2. Heat grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush eggplant slices with oil; sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. In batches, place eggplant on grill pan. Cook each side 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned and tender. Remove and place on baking sheet lined with paper towels; pat to remove excess moisture.
  3. Spray large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add turkey and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add onion and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes more or until onion is tender and turkey is crumbled and no longer pink. Drain. Add drained tomatoes, tomato paste and basil to skillet; stir to combine. Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes more.
  4. Assemble lasagna by spreading 3/4 cup meat mixture over bottom of dish. Place 3 eggplant slices over meat mixture, top with 3/4 cup meat mixture, half of ricotta cheese mixture and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers ending with a layer of eggplant slices topped with meat mixture and remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.
  5. Spray underside of aluminum foil with cooking spray; cover dish tightly with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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