Eggplant, sometimes you have no idea what to do with it. It could become eggplant parmigiana or baba ghanoush… But eggplant parm can take forever to make it… And who has time for that? Here is an eggplant turkey bolognese recipe that is simple, flavorful, cheap and even looks elegant when you’re done!
So this is my version of a Eggplant Turkey Bolognese recipe:
You will need:
- Egg plant Sliced long
- can crushed tomatoes
- Ground turkey
- Ricotta cheese
- Olive oil
- 2-3 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 of a small white onion
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- salt and pepper to taste
- (Optional – 734 Seasoning salt) – This is Cook it Cheap, but it’s well worth the $8.00 Dollars.
Now lets make this sexy thing!
Lets start with the Turkey bolognese recipe:
In a pan on high heat with a drop of oil, add in your garlic and wait about 1 minute or until the garlic begins to turn color. Reduce heat to medium add in your ground turkey, and cook until the meat breaks up a bit. Then add half of a small can of crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper, fennel seeds and 1/2 cup of onions and let simmer for about 15- 20 minutes. If you see that your sauce gets reduced a little add in some kale cover for about 3-4 minutes or until the leaves wilt. Turn off the heat and mix together, then set it aside and let it cool off a little.
Next grab your sliced egg plant and add salt and pepper on both sides. If you can spray the pan with olive oil great! If not, toss in a little splash just to lube up the pan a little. Add in your sliced egg plant and flip when you see the pan side of the eggplant brown a little.
While your waiting for that to grill…
In a separate bowl mix together a little ricotta cheese I used about 1/2 cup, a pinch of salt and pepper, 1 tsp of oregano and trust me on this next spice… It’s the 734 Seasoning salt from Infinite Salt Creations. I am not advertising for them or being financially compensated here, I’m just saying… it is flat out amazing! You can use it on anything. I don’t know what is in it but it is magical, and to me, it brought eggplant turkey bolognese recipe to life and a pinch of that as well. In fact, I may write other recipes around this salt!
Now we plate our eggplant all together…
first we lay a slice of egg plant down and stuff it with our turkey bolognese and a dollop of ricotta cheesenow all we have to do is wrap it…Then we add another dollop of our ricotta cheese mix and I used siracha to make it look all purty… I would have rather had some fresh basil but, the presentation still looked pretty nice. There you have it, a simple bolognese recipe, flavorful, cheap and darn good looking eggplant bolognese recipe.