Transforming Strength Quinoa Eggplant Bake Recipe

Eggplant, Quinoa, Marinara Bake is a nutritious and healthy recipe recommended by Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach Matt Hartsky.


  • 1 Eggplant, peeled and sliced (1/4 inch thick slices)
  • 1 Tsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 Cup quinoa (measured before cooking)
  • 1 Cup fresh spinach chopped
  • 1 Cup mushrooms chopped or slice
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Egg whites
  • 1 1/2 all natural marinara sauce 
  • 1/2 Cup plus 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese (optional)
  • 3/4 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese (optional)


  • Spread sliced eggplant on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake 15 minutes in 350 degree oven until tender.
  • Cook quinoa on stove top in pan. With 1 cup of water. Bring it to boil. Cook for 15 minutes. Cover let sit.
  • Combine in bowl, eggs, egg whites, spinach, mushrooms, 1/2 cup ricotta cheese, and cooked quinoa. 
  • Spread 1/2 marinara sauce on bottom of 9×9 baking pan. Cover with a single layer of egg plant.
  • Spread quinoa mixture over eggplant. Sprinkle with 1/2 mozzarella cheese. 
  • Add final layer of eggplant. 
  • Cover with remaining marinara sauce.
  • Drop small amounts of remaining ricotta cheese on top and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Or until center is set.
  • Serves 4. 

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