Keto Eggplant Casserole Recipe

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I absolutely love eggplant and this Keto Eggplant Casserole Recipe  recipe is a gem! Treat yourself to some low-carb love with my new favorite eggplant recipe, Keto Eggplant Casserole!

What You Will Love About This Keto Eggplant Casserole Recipe  Recipe

Off The Charts – I try a lot of low-carb recipes so it takes a lot to stand out in my book and this Keto Eggplant Casserole blew me away with its amazing flavor, texture, and ease!

Amazing Eggplant – Everyone knows eggplant, but not like this Keto Eggplant Casserole Recipe! In this delicious dish, the eggplant takes on a spicy and satisfying flavor as the ‘pasta’ element of the casserole and it will leave you wanting more!

Family Favorite – Even little ones will go wild for this tantalizing casserole! It is so filled with familiar beefy and tomatoey flavors that everyone will want a second helping of this dish!

Real Life Recipe – So many dishes online and on TV look easy but really eat up half the day, but not this one! This unbeatable casserole fits into real life thanks to its easy steps, affordable ingredients, and quick cook time!

EQUIPMENT

Skillet – To brown the beef and other ingredients for this keto casserole, grab a large skillet.

Casserole Dish – A standard glass or ceramic casserole dish is the perfect vessel to use for this easy recipe.

INGREDIENTS

Eggplant – Thinly sliced eggplant becomes the pasta-like element of this luscious savory bake. Eggplant is the perfect low-carb pasta swap for this Keto Eggplant Casserole Recipe recipe because it is like a delicious flavor sponge that soaks up all the yummy seasoned beef flavor. The added bonus is that eggplant is high in fiber for healthy digestion!

Olive Oil – Olive oil is combined with spices to make a delicious rub for the eggplants. This is the first choice in antioxidant-rich cooking oils but you can always trade it for your choice of healthy cold-pressed oils.

Paprika Himalayan Salt, and Garlic Powder – These deliciously peppery, earthy, and salty spices come together to make the perfect seasoning blend for the mildly flavored eggplant.

Onion – Whenever you cook ground beef adding a little caramelized onion only makes it richer! Choose a medium onion to bring wonderful sauteed onion flavor to the beefy mixture.

Ground Beef – Lean ground beef is the best when browned and layered in an amazing casserole. It brings lots of protein, iron, and, of course, amazing meaty flavor to the meal! If you want to make a leaner twist, try subbing in ground turkey or chicken instead.

Red Bell Pepper – The sweet veggie crunch of bell pepper compliments the soft texture of the eggplant and makes the beef even more yummy! If you prefer a less sweet pepper swap in green or orange bell pepper instead.

Onion Powder – Coriander Powder, Garlic Powder, and Smoked Paprika – This unstoppable combination of spices is the key to this tasty dish. Onion and garlic bring sav oriness and great aromas to the beef, while coriander rounds them out with an earthy note. Add in the vibrant peppery flavor of smoked paprika and you have the perfect taste to pair with both beef and roasted eggplant!

Tomato Puree – A touch of tomato’s unique umami flavor rounds out the savory notes in the beefy filling. Inside a can of tomato puree is a lot more than just great tomato flavor. This pantry staple is loaded with vitamins A and C to support your health.

Tomato and Shredded Mozzarella – Casseroles are all about the layers to this Keto Eggplant Casserole Recipe  recipe used tomatoes and shredded mozzarella to build literal layers of flavor in this yummy baked dish. The tomato acts as the fresh piece while the mozzarella adds a wonderful stretchy cheesy goodness to this lovely low-carb meal!

Expert Notes

  • Allow the casserole to set for a few minutes before slicing, it is very hot! Serve it warm with a fresh salad and get ready because it is sure to become a top requested meal for the whole family!
  • To store the casserole, either wrap the whole pan or transfer it to an airtight container. Store it in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat the whole pan in the oven or scoop out a serving and pop it in the microwave.

Keto Eggplant Casserole Recipe

Course Lunch, Main Course

Ingredients
  

Keto Eggplant Casserole Recipe

    Ingredients:

      For the Eggplants:

      • 4 medium-sized eggplants
      • 2 tbsp olive oil
      • 1 tsp paprika
      • 1 tsp Himalayan salt
      • 1 tsp garlic powder

      For the Meat Filling:

      • 1 medium onion diced
      • 1 kilogram of ground beef
      • 1 red bell pepper diced
      • 1 tsp Onion powder
      • ½ coriander powder
      • ½ garlic powder
      • ½ smoked paprika
      • ½ Himalayan sea salt
      • 1 tbsp tomato puree

      For Layering the Casserole:

      • 1 tomato sliced
      • Shredded mozzarella

      Instructions
       

      Directions:

      • Cut the eggplant lengthwise into ½ inch/ 1 cm thick slices and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
      • In a small bowl mix, the olive oil, paprika, salt, and garlic powder. Coat the eggplant on both sides with this mixture, then bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes at 400F/200C, until soft and golden.
      • Heat up a nonstick skillet with a splash of olive oil, sauté the onion until caramelized. Add in the ground beef and cook, stirring occasionally until almost done. Now add in the diced red bell pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, Himalayan sea salt. Stir to combine and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Add in 1 tablespoon of tomato puree and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
      • Grab a baking dish and start layering the fully cooked eggplant upright, make sure they are leaning over the edge so a small piece of the eggplant is hanging over the baking dish, and overlay them slightly. Add a couple of pieces of eggplant to the bottom of the baking dish.
      • Start layering the casserole, first the sliced tomatoes, then the cooked meat, and lastly the shredded mozzarella. Now push the remaining eggplant that is hanging over the edge of the baking dish over shredded cheese and place a couple more slices of eggplant on top, closing the eggplant casserole.
      • Coat the top with the remaining oil mixture and bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes at 400F/200C.
        Eggplant casserole
      • Remove from the heat and let it cool slightly before cutting this delicious eggplant casserole.
      • Plate and sprinkle some fresh parsley on top.
      • Enjoy and Love Your Pure Plate.

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      Keyword Eggplant Casserole, Keto, Low carb, Mozzarella

      Thank You

      Thank you so much for reading this blog! I hope you try this Keto Eggplant Casserole Recipe recipe and that you enjoy it as much as my family and I did! When you do make this comforting soup, be sure to tag me on Instagram @pure_plates_recipes!

      See you soon!

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