For round two of the Ragú “New Tra-Dish” project, I have transformed eggplant parmesan into a low-carb, vegetarian lasagna. This eggplant parmesan lasagna may be hands down my favorite way to eat eggplant and I can honestly say that I do not miss the noodles.
Inspired by the lettuce wraps at Asian-fusion restaurants such as P.F. Chang's, this Italian rendition is satisfying and light and makes a perfect lunch, appetizer or light dinner. It is also a great way to turn leftover chicken parmigiana into a new meal, combining the main course chicken dish and the salad all into one.
This rendition of a chicken and eggplant Parmesan sandwich is satisfying and light, a perfect summer meal. Wrap the chicken and eggplant in large lettuce leaves for a main course or in smaller leaves for an appetizer.
Eggplant parmigiana is a great way to get your family to eat eggplant because by dredging it in egg and flour, it becomes soft and tender and the flavor mellows out. In this rendition of eggplant parmesan, I have combined chicken and eggplant parmesan strips into a sandwich. When mixed in with the chicken strips, your family may not even notice that eggplant is included.
These eggplant tomato stacks make a refreshing appetizer or side dish and are perfect for a summer meal. They are easy to make and if you are lucky enough to have garden-fresh eggplants and tomatoes, they taste even better.
One of my favorite comfort foods is mushroom risotto, so when we came home from morel mushroom hunting with a bag of morels, I couldn't wait to try morel risotto. I happened to have some local asparagus so I added it to the mix.
This dish was one of my husband's favorites growing up. Now that I have made it, I can see why he liked it so much. It is a great meal for the work week because it comes together quickly. You can even make it ahead and let it chill for several hours or overnight. Kids will like the cheese-stuffed chicken. I like to serve it with Mexican rice, beans and cheese-stuffed Anaheim peppers.
This is a simple meal but your kids won't even notice that they are eating tomatoes because the lycopene-packed fruits are perfectly disguised in this cheesy, saucy sandwich. And it's a great way to use the yummy breaded chicken from our Chicken Parmigiana either as a leftover sandwich or as the primary meal.
I'm a fan of pistou, the French version of pesto, because it doesn't have pine nuts. The sauce is light and doesn't overpower the pasta. Made without chicken, this pistou pasta would also make a yummy side dish.
Ever since I can remember my family has had my Grandma's lasagne for our Christmas Eve dinner. I have made a few slight changes to my Grandma's recipe to make it lighter but it has the same hearty, comforting flavors.