Eggplant Lasagna

Ingredients

1 1/4 lb eggplant
1 1/2 cups ripe olives, pitted and halved
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
8 oz Mozzarella cheese
15 oz Ricotta cheese
2 cups spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tsp fennel seed
1 tsp dried basil
1 1/4 lb eggplant
1 1/2 cups ripe olives, pitted and halved
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
8 oz Mozzarella cheese
15 oz Ricotta cheese
2 cups spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tsp fennel seed
1 tsp dried basil

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cut the eggplant into thin slices.
Mix the olive oil with all the herbs. Brush on both sides of the eggplant slices. Brown the eggplant slices on both sides until tender in a non-stick skillet. Layer half the eggplant slices, mozzarella, ricotta, spaghetti sauce, fennel seed and olives (in that order) in an oiled oven safe casserole dish. Repeat the layers. Top with the
remaining mozzarella. Garnish with olives. Cover. Bake until hot and bubbly (about 25 minutes). Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

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