Satisfy your Italian food cravings with a healthier twist by trying this Low Carb Eggplant Lasagna recipe. Tender slices of eggplant replace traditional pasta sheets, making this dish lower in carbohydrates while still delivering all the flavors you love.


  • 2 medium-sized eggplants, sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup marinara sauce (look for a low-carb option)
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Arrange the eggplant slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle them with salt and let them sit for 10-15 minutes to draw out excess moisture.
  3. Pat the eggplant slices dry with paper towels to remove the moisture.
  4. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until softened.
  5. Add ground beef or turkey to the skillet and cook until browned. Drain any excess fat.
  6. Stir in marinara sauce and Italian seasoning, and simmer for a few minutes.
  7. In a separate bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, and grated Parmesan cheese.
  8. Arrange a layer of eggplant slices in the bottom of the greased baking dish.
  9. Spread half of the meat sauce over the eggplant slices.
  10. Spoon half of the cheese mixture over the meat sauce, spreading it evenly.
  11. Repeat the layers with the remaining eggplant slices, meat sauce, and cheese mixture.
  12. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.
  13. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  14. Let the lasagna rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
  15. Garnish with fresh basil leaves before serving.

Nutrition Information (per serving – makes 6 servings):

  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Net Carbs: 9g

Enjoy the comforting flavors of Low Carb Eggplant Lasagna for a satisfying and wholesome meal!