Comforting Lasagna Recipes with a Twist
© Marta Diaz
Pastélon (Puerto Rican Plantain "Lasagna")
Sweet plantains stand in for lasagna noodles in this Puerto-Rican style layered dish made with adobo-seasoned ground beef, onion and bell pepper. An egg coating is poured on top before baking, to hold everything in place when serving. Get the recipe here.
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These baked Cheesy Eggplant Hedgehogs are totally adorable, tasty and really easy to make!
- 3 large eggplants
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup chopped basil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 4 cup shredded cheese
- Mix the olive oil, chopped basil, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Carefully slice the eggplant on it's side in a cross-hatch pattern, without cutting all the way through.
- Lay the eggplants inside an oven-safe baking tray.
- Pour the oil mixture over the eggplants, taking care to pour between the slices.
- Stuff the gaps in the eggplant with shredded cheese.
- Cook in the oven at 355°F for 45 minutes, until the flesh is cooked and the cheese totally melted.
- Serve and enjoy!