Baked Eggplant Parmesan Delight



Baked Eggplant Parmesan Delight

If you’re searching for a comforting and flavorful Italian-inspired dish, look no further than our Baked Eggplant Parmesan Delight. This delightful recipe brings together tender slices of eggplant, rich marinara sauce, and gooey melted cheese for a mouthwatering experience that will satisfy your cravings and leave your family asking for seconds.

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggplants, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Start by salting the eggplant slices and letting them sit for 30 minutes to remove excess moisture. Pat them dry with paper towels.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a baking dish with olive oil.
  3. In a shallow dish, combine the breadcrumbs with minced garlic, chopped basil, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Dip each eggplant slice into the breadcrumb mixture, ensuring it’s coated evenly.
  5. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the eggplant slices until they’re golden brown on both sides. Place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  6. In the prepared baking dish, layer marinara sauce, fried eggplant slices, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Repeat the layers until all ingredients are used, finishing with a layer of cheese on top.
  7. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Remove from the oven, let it cool for a few minutes, and garnish with fresh basil leaves.
  9. Serve your Baked Eggplant Parmesan Delight hot, and enjoy!

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Serves: 6

Our Baked Eggplant Parmesan Delight is a crowd-pleaser that combines the crispy goodness of fried eggplant with the comforting flavors of marinara sauce and melted cheese. It’s perfect for family dinners or special occasions.

Nutrition: Calories – 350, Fat – 15g, Carbohydrates – 40g, Protein – 15g

Make this Baked Eggplant Parmesan Delight for your next gathering, and watch it disappear within minutes. Its irresistible taste and cheesy goodness make it a true delight for eggplant lovers and Italian cuisine enthusiasts alike.

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