These stuffed eggplant parmesan boats are a healthier alternative to the classic eggplant parmesan! Filled with flavor and and a hearty ground turkey meat sauce, you won’t feel like you’re missing much!
I’ve never been a big fan of eggplant parmesan to be honest, but I do like eggplant and try to use it in dishes whenever a can. It has a soft meaty texture and a very delicate flavor so it’s the perfect vessel to hold a robust meat sauce!
The great thing about this recipe is that you can make and assemble these a few days in advance and leave them in the fridge until you’re ready to cook them!
I use lean ground turkey instead of beef in my sauce to cut down on calories but you can definitely use beef, chicken, or even ground sausage if you prefer.
I also love that these reheat great, and can easily be wrapped in tinfoil and brought to work for lunch. You could even make a side of pasta to go with it if you wanted to.
These are similar to zucchini boats but more filling in my opinion. Eggplant are way more substantial so just one of these fills me up versus a couple of zucchini.
Here’s how to make it…
Super easy, and super delicious! I love eating like this when I’m trying to cut down on carbs. It kind of tricks my mind into thinking I’m having pasta because the flavors are all there. 🙂
I hope you love this recipe!
Talk to you soon friends, take care!