You can do anything with cauliflower.
Really… I bet you could even make ice cream. Maybe… that might be weird.
First, I took my Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe and doubled it. Cooked on a parchment-lined baking sheet it made one giant sheet that I could cut into noodles. It needed more bulk, so I also baked off some thin slices of eggplant. Seemed logical.
Then, I took the remainder of my Pumpkin Tomato Sauce and added ricotta to make the perfect lasagna sauce. You could use any sauce here – even a jarred marinara.
The layering was really easy, and all that was left was to bake it off. And add cheese. Because… yeah. Cheese is good.
Cauliflower & Eggplant Noodle Pumpkin Lasagna
- Double batch of Cauliflower Crust
- 1 medium eggplant, 1/4 inch vertical slices
- 1 C Pumpkin Tomato Sauce
- 1/2 C Ricotta cheese
- 1 C sliced mushrooms
- Shredded cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×9 baking dish with foil.
Take your cauliflower crust and cut it into slices, like lasagna noodles so that it will fit into the dish. Slice your eggplant and bake it for ~5 mins on each side. You just want to soften it.
Meanwhile, prepare our sauce by mixing it with the ricotta. Taste and add spices as needed.
Arrange cauliflower noodles to cover the bottom of the baking dish. Next, add a layer of the eggplant slices followed by 1/2 C sliced mushrooms. Spread with 1/2 sauce. Repeat to make 2 layers, and top with remaining sauce.
Bake in for 15 mins. Remove from oven and add shredded cheese, and bake an additional 5 minutes (just until cheese melts). Allow too cool slightly before slicing.
Makes 2 large or 4 moderate servings (you know, to save room for dessert).
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It might seem like a lot to put together, but I actually make batches of cauliflower crusts at a time and keep them in the freezer. Makes for an awesome quick meal!
What is your favorite way to eat cauliflower?
Favorite pasta sauce (Diablo, Marinara, Pesto, Vodka, etc)?