Primal Turkey Eggplant Lasagna

This is a cool alternative to your traditional lasagna without the pasta noodles making it gluten and grain free! It also works really as a make ahead dish wish you can just pop in the oven whenever you’re ready.

Primal Turkey Eggplant Lasagna

2 medium sized eggplants sliced (1/2 in thick) lengthwise

1 lb ground turkey (or protein of your choice)

1 Tbsp bacon fat or fat of choice (FOC)

3 cups of marinara or tomato sauce

8 oz of full fat ricotta cheese

2-3 oz fresh mozzarella sliced

2 Tbsp freshly grated parmesan

2 Tbsp coconut flour

salt

pepper

The Method

1/2 inch slices

1) In salted boiling water blanch eggplant slices until just soft ~ 4 min

2) Remove and set aside.

Al dente!

3) Melt your bacon fat in a pan and brown the ground turkey. Be sure to break it up with a wooden spoon.

4) Add tomato sauce to turkey and mix together. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste

I ate the leftovers with a spoon later hah

5) Don’t eat it yet. I had a problem with this step : )

6) Add coconut flour to thicken the sauce.

* Don’t worry if it starts to look dry. During the baking process excess liquid from the eggplant will thin it out.

7) In the bottom of a baking pan make a single layer of eggplant.

Single file now please!

8) Spread an even layer of ricotta cheese just so it covers the eggplant

Cheeseeeeeeeeeeee

9) Spread a layer of meat sauce!

Meats : )

10) Repeat until you are out of layers. (I only had 2 full layers)

11) Take the fresh mozzarella slices and layer on top of your last sauce layer. Grate some parmesan.

Pre Oven

12) Cover in foil and bake at 350F for 40 minutes.

* This is a good stopping point if you don’t want to cook it right away. Just stick it in the fridge covered in foil

13) Remove foil and broil the top for the last 5 minutes.

Post oven

14) Now you may eat.

Ready to be nommed!

4 thoughts on “Primal Turkey Eggplant Lasagna

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  3. This is awesome. If my parents ate other foods other than chinese I would totally do this all the time. what kind of camera do you have?!?! btw next time im in the area im coming over for a meal =) miss you

    • You are always welcome over here for food-la! It’s really been a long time I must say. I miss you too : ) But yes the camera I’m using right now is Jeff’s which is a Nikon D90. I used my Canon power shot for this post though.

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