What you need before you get started!
-2 medium eggplant, cut in slices lengthwise
-2 lbs of ground meat (beef, turkey or chicken)
-Big handfuls of spinach
-1 1/2 cups cottage cheese, liquid strained
-2 cups mozzarella
-Spaghetti Sauce- See below for a homemade recipe or you can use a sugar free option from the store
Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe:
Combine in a pan
-1 T extra virgin olive oil
-1/2 cup chopped onion
-1-2 garlic, chopped
Then sauté over medium heat until soft.
-2 cans (or 5-6 Roma) diced tomato, drained
-2 cans tomato sauce
-1 teaspoon dried basil
-1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
-2 Tablespoon dried parsley
-2 teaspoon dried oregano
-1 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon pepper
-1 bay leaf
Simmer for 30-45 minutes and enjoy your sauce!
While the sauce is simmering:
Turn your Oven to 400*F
Brush eggplant slices with extra virgin olive oil. Lay out on baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes until they are tender but not mushy.
Cook meat & drain off all liquid.
Once your meat and sauce and done you can mix them together.
Combine the cottage cheese, and eggs into a separate bowl.
Bring it all Together:
Layer your pan in this order two times:
Meat and pasta sauce
Cottage Cheese mix
Then Bake for 30-40 minutes at 350*F and enjoy!