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    Cheesy Eggplant Casserole

    Source of Recipe

    Master Chef Don's 2008 Collection

    Recipe Introduction

    4 Servings

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    List of Ingredients

    1 1/3 cups onion, chopped
    2 cloves garlic
    11 ounces whole tomatoes, canned
    2 tablespoons tomato paste
    3/4 cup fat-free mozzarella cheese
    3/4 cup cottage cheese, lowfat
    2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
    3/4 pound eggplant, slices 1/2" thick
    1 tablespoon parsley
    3/4 teaspoon oregano, ground
    1/3 teaspoon basil, ground


    1. Coat a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray.

    Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and sauté over low heat until onion is tender, about 6 minutes.

    Stir in drained whole tomatoes, tomato paste, parsley, oregano, basil and salt and pepper to taste.

    Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer, uncovered, for 40-50 minutes, stirring

    2. Arrange eggplant slices on a steamer rack.

    Place in a large pot to which 1inch of water has been added, and steam for about 5 minutes until eggplant is tender.


    Combine the mozzarella and cottage cheeses together and set aside.
    Coat a 13"x9" baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and place a layer of eggplant in the pan.

    Top eggplant with some of the sauce mixture and some of the cheese mixture and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

    Repeat the steps in layers until all the ingredients are

    Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes and serve hot.




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