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 Eggplant Parmigiana


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  • Author: wellness sleuth
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 4 - 6 servings 1x

Description

Are you looking to add a new twist to your dinner routine? Dive into the rich flavors of traditional Italian cuisine with our mouthwatering Eggplant Parmigiana recipe. This classic dish combines layers of tender eggplant, zesty tomato sauce, and gooey cheese for a satisfying and comforting meal that will tantalize your taste buds.


Ingredients

Scale

Here is a list of ingredients with the amounts needed to make a healthy Eggplant Parmigiana:

Ingredients:

    • 2 medium-sized eggplants, sliced into rounds

    • Salt

    • 1 cup breadcrumbs (or almond flour for a gluten-free option)

    • 2 cups tomato sauce

    • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

    • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    • Fresh basil or parsley for garnish

These ingredients will form the base of your Eggplant Parmigiana, providing a flavorful and satisfying dish. Adjust the quantities as needed based on the number of servings you wish to prepare. Enjoy preparing and indulging in this delicious and healthy meal!


Instructions

    1. Prep the Eggplant:
        • Slice the 2 medium-sized eggplants into rounds.

        • Sprinkle salt on both sides of the eggplant slices and let them sit for about 30 minutes to draw out excess moisture.

        • Rinse the eggplant slices and pat them dry with paper towels.

    1. Coat and Bake the Eggplant:
        • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

        • Dip each eggplant slice into breadcrumbs (or almond flour) to coat evenly.

        • Place the coated eggplant slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

        • Bake the eggplant slices for about 15-20 minutes until they are golden and tender. Remove from the oven and set aside.

    1. Prepare the Tomato Sauce:
        • In a saucepan, heat the tomato sauce over medium heat.

        • Add minced garlic, dried oregano, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

        • Allow the sauce to simmer for a few minutes to meld the flavors.

    1. Assemble the Eggplant Parmigiana:
        • In a baking dish, spoon a layer of tomato sauce at the bottom.

        • Arrange a layer of the baked eggplant slices on top of the tomato sauce.

        • Sprinkle a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese and grated Parmesan cheese over the eggplant.

        • Repeat the layers until you use up all the eggplant slices, ending with a cheese layer on top.

    1. Bake the Dish:
        • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil.

        • Bake in the preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 25-30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

        • Optionally, you can remove the foil for the last 10 minutes of baking to allow the cheese to brown slightly.

    1. Serve and Enjoy:
        • Garnish the Eggplant Parmigiana with fresh basil or parsley.

        • Allow it to cool slightly before slicing and serving.

        • Pair it with a side salad or crusty bread for a complete meal.

    1. Bon Appétit!
        • Enjoy your delicious and healthy Eggplant Parmigiana straight from the oven. The layers of flavors and cheesy goodness will surely delight your taste buds.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 - 35 minutes
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