Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

I had been planning on making a meat pie with ground meat and puff pastry dough for a dinner party, but 2 hours before the party, I realized that instead of buying pastry sheets, I had bought pastry shells, which would never work. So after the compulsory freak out, I created this dish and was glad I did, because we finished every drop!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. saute onion until soft.
  2. brown meat and add to onions.
  3. Mix with 15 oz. marinara sauce.
  4. Peel eggplant and slice into 1/2 inch rounds.
  5. dredge in flour, then egg, then cornflake crumbs.
  6. In an oven proof dish, lay down raw lasagna noodles.
  7. layer on half of the eggplant rounds.
  8. add a layer of 1/2 the meat.
  9. Repeat noodles, eggplant and meat.
  10. End with a layer of noodles.
  11. Mix the remaining marinara sauce with a cup of water and pour over the noodles.
  12. sprinkle with some cornflake crumbs and fresh or dried parsley.
  13. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
Most Helpful

Horrible! Sorry, I am not a great cook, and always follow the recipes, and this was the first time when I ruined the dinner and had to throw everything away :( The lasagna shells were so hard that we couldn't cut through, the bottom ones. Middle tasted good, but no thank you - I have made regular lasagna before, and it was not even close to what happened to this one. And we LOVE eggplant, what a waste...

4 5

I loved the eggplant in this dish! The sauce seemed a bit out of place with the ground beef, it might just be my marinara, so I think I'd use something more Mexican style next time although I'd be careful with the salt because mine was a bit salty.