Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Baked Eggplant Parmesan is a classic Italian dish that’s not only delicious but also surprisingly easy to make. It’s a perfect dish for those who love the flavors of traditional eggplant Parmesan but prefer a healthier, baked version.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized eggplants
  • 2 cups of marinara sauce
  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Slice the eggplants into 1/2-inch thick rounds.
  3. In a shallow bowl, beat the eggs and set aside.
  4. In another bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, dried oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  5. Dip each eggplant slice into the beaten eggs and then into the breadcrumb mixture, making sure to coat each slice evenly.
  6. Place the coated eggplant slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and drizzle them with olive oil.
  7. Bake the eggplant slices for about 20 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy.
  8. Remove the eggplant slices from the oven.
  9. In a baking dish, spread a layer of marinara sauce, followed by a layer of baked eggplant slices, and then a layer of mozzarella cheese. Repeat this layering process until all the ingredients are used up, finishing with a layer of mozzarella cheese on top.
  10. Bake in the oven for an additional 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  11. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before garnishing with fresh basil leaves.
  12. Serve hot and enjoy your delicious Baked Eggplant Parmesan!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4-6

Baked Eggplant Parmesan is a healthier twist on a classic Italian favorite. Crispy baked eggplant slices are layered with marinara sauce and gooey cheese for a comforting and satisfying meal.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 350, Fat: 18g, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 20g

Baked Eggplant Parmesan is a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone asking for seconds. Whether you’re serving it as a main dish with a side of pasta or as an appetizer at your next gathering, this dish is sure to impress. The crispy texture of the baked eggplant combined with the rich flavors of the marinara sauce and cheese make it a favorite comfort food for many. Plus, it’s a great way to sneak some veggies into your meal. So, give this recipe a try and savor the deliciousness of Baked Eggplant Parmesan!