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My husband and I were fasting during Orthadox lent and I wanted to make a lasagna that was low in carbs, and great tasting. Well this one nailed it big time. I made some changes to it...like I added veggie ground instead of the meat. I followed the recipe, but added more spices that were indicated in the original recipe. I used 3 eggplants so that I would get more a traditional looking lasagna. I omitted the ricotta as that has more calories and fat and used low fat cottage cheese, just stain it before you use it as this will make it thicker. I used fresh spinach and did not steam or sute, just chopped it up and added to the cottage cheese along with the eggs and some mozzerella cheese. The assembaly was like your classic lasagna, but put the spinach mixture on the bottom and the veggi ground in the middle. Top the veggie ground with another layer of eggplant and add some plain tomatoe sauce, and more cheese. It was amazing and we loved it. My husband has never had veggie ground and he could not believe how good it tasted and how amazing this lasagna was. This will be a keeper in our house.

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annoula March 21, 2010

My mother and I decided to go on the South Beach Diet together. We made this recipe last night and it was AMAZING! The house smelled so good and the taste was wonderful. We really enjoyed this!

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ponca709 March 16, 2010

It was nice but it's nothing spectacular. Maybe because I used ground beef so it tasted like the pasta sauce I make normally but I didn't think it would make much difference.

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moe13a February 11, 2010

Wow, what an excellent recipe. My family enjoys this more than lasagna made with real lasagna noodles and none of them are big eggplant fans.

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kdiane30 January 31, 2010

YUMMY!...We loved this recipie. It took a little long to make but it was worth it. My husband agreed that this is definetly a substitute for the traditional lassagna, and it's healthier also. Thanks for the recipie

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leticia.marin January 22, 2010

Holy Smokes! Even though this took a long time to make (I'm a fan of 30 minute meals), it was TOTALLY worth it!! My all time favorite meal is lasagna, now I can have it without noodles. I'm so glad I found this recipe. DH and son loved it. I made the mistake of telling my son there was eggplant in it. He was hesitant, but still ate it up.

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jessica_ho1 January 11, 2010

Delicious!! Wish it would have taken me less time to make, but it was worth it! Even my vegetable hating kids loved it.

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I*Needa*Chef January 05, 2010

I made this tonight for me and my husband and wow, was it good! The flavors were superb and I love that it had so many different vegetables in it. A couple notes however: the recipe does not specify to thaw and drain the spinach so I did not even though I was wondering about it the entire time. I plunked the huge cube of frozen spinach into the sauce and it continued to boil away but it was melting very slowly. I could tell the sauce was going to be super watery if I let it completely thaw and cook into the sauce so I ended up fishing out about 90% of the spinach chunk. I don't know if I was supposed to pre-thaw it first but even without the spinach it was still terrific. Second, definitely put a cookie sheet under the lasagna pan! Mine boiled over in my oven and started to smoke. This is not a defect in the recipe, just a careless error by this cook. :) I made the lasagna with the Italian sausage, omitted the thyme, and precooked the eggplant to save time. And yes, the preparation took probably 45 minutes (plus eggplant time). Also, I did let the sauce cook down for about 25 minutes before assembling the lasagna. Good luck, its delicious!

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mama_lisa December 10, 2009

This is absolutely delicious! In fact, it was even better the second and third nights since the flavors had been given time to meld. My husband isn't a fan of "healthy" dishes but he loves eggplant and hasn't stopped raving about how good it is. HE is the cook in the house, so I can't tell you how much of a compliment it is.

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Kim Dever Thibodeaux October 13, 2009
I Lost My Noodles! Low Carb/South Beach Eggplant Lasagna