How to Use Eggplant Instead of Lasagna Noodles

By G.K. Bayne

The use of eggplant instead of lasagna noodles in a recipe is a great way to not only sneak vegetables into your diet, but also reduce the carbohydrates and calories of the dish. Eggplant slices can be used to replace traditional lasagna noodles in any recipe and are simple and easy to prepare. Both Italian and Japanese varieties of eggplant are suitable for noodle substitution.


Wash the eggplant under cool, running water to remove any dust, debris or residue from the fruit.

Use a sharp serrated knife to slice the eggplant, lengthwise, into 1/4 inch slices.

Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Place the eggplant on the sheet in a single layer.

Broil the eggplant, 4 to 6 inches from the element, for approximately 10 minutes per side. Drain any juice from the pan after broiling.

Use the cooked slices in any recipe calling for lasagna noodles.