Eggplant parmesan is an Italian classic that’s been around for centuries, and it’s easy to see why — it’s delicious! We’ve rounded up 15 of the best eggplant parmesan recipes, from classic to creative.
Whether you’re looking for a version that’s vegan friendly, healthy, or an easy weeknight dinner, there’s something here for everyone. The beauty of this dish is that eggplant parmesan is easy to make and you don’t need many special ingredients to make it.
So grab your eggplants and lets get cooking!
Feel Good Foodie
Baked Eggplant Parmesan
This Baked Eggplant Parmesan is a lighter twist on the classic Italian recipe. It's coated in panko breadcrumbs, then baked with layers of cheese & marinara
This Crispy Eggplant Parmesan is baked without the addition of extra oil, making it healthier than the traditional fried version! Each eggplant round is topped with our Homemade Marinara Sauce , and a blend of mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Using the "secret" ingredient of crispy fried onions give...
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The Seasoned Mom
Grandma's Baked Eggplant Parmesan
My grandmother's easy Baked Eggplant Parmesan is a delicious vegetarian dinner that only requires 15 minutes of prep! This recipe simplifies the classic Italian dish for a quick-prep, kid-friendly weeknight meal!
A mouthwatering and easy-to-follow Baked Eggplant Parmesan recipe that combines crispy garlic Parmesan breaded eggplant slices layered with a rich and flavorful tomato sauce, covered in melted cheese, and baked to perfection.
Wash the eggplant and trim off the green end. Slice eggplant into 1/2 inch disks.
Place eggplant slices in a colander or cooling rack set over a baking sheet, sprinkle with salt, and let sit for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, combine melted butter, breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning.
Dip each eggplant slice into butter and breadcrumb mixture, ensuring full coverage. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake eggplant slices for 15 minutes, then flip each slice and bake for an additional 7 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.
Lower oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a 2-quart casserole dish, spread 1 cup crushed tomatoes at the bottom, and season with remaining Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Layer half of the baked eggplant slices over the sauce, followed by 1 cup crushed tomatoes.
Layer remaining eggplant slices, and top with grated mozzarella cheese and remaining shredded Parmesan cheese.
Bake for 15 minutes or until it bubbles on the edges and cheese is melted.
If you need a break from carbs on carbs on carbs, but still want feel like you're being wrapped up in a cozy hug, look no further than Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan. This lighter, individual take on classic baked eggplant parmesan is light, comforting, and of course, totally cheesy. Bonus? There's...
This version of the Italian favorite hits all the right cheesy, saucy notes for just a fraction of the calories and fat. Cooking the tomato sauce with shallots and crushed red pepper flakes assures a well-seasoned casserole, and the herb and panko finish keeps the cheesy topping on the lighter side....