Eggplant Extravaganza

Back with another great recipe for Vegetarian Month!

Eggplant Parmesan- a great way to eat up that eggplant that’s in season right now.  I like this version because it is baked and not fried, but still tastes just as good.  It is also extremely simple.  Seriously.  You need:

1 eggplant, peeled and sliced thinly

2 eggs, beaten

Italian-seasoned bread crumbs

marinara sauce

2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded

basil to top, and a little Parmesan

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Dip the eggplant in egg, then in your breadcrumbs to coat.  Place in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes on each side.  In a baking dish, spread your marinara sauce, then layers of eggplant (mine was about two or three eggplant deep; it helps to have a lot of sauce so it doesn’t dry out), then mozzarella.  Finish with a little Parmesan and some basil.  Bake uncovered for about 35 minutes or until golden.

Both of the kids ate this very happily, as did the hubs and I.  As long as it has the taste of something breaded, Chicken will eat anything.  It was good and simple!  I did the peeling, slicing, and dipping in front of a show [Side note: I can’t see Ames sticking around too much longer.  I thought she’d go for Lucas over Ames.  Obviously I was not consulted] while the kids were napping.  When they woke up, all I had to do was put the dish in the oven, then hang out with them until the hubs got home and our neighbors came up for dinner.  Easy peasy!

 

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5 thoughts on “Eggplant Extravaganza

  1. Yay for comments 🙂 YES, why is “unique” toothy Ames still in the pic- they all look surprised on that one! Sorry this has no relevance to your actual post…eggplant isn’t really my fave. xoxo

  2. Remember the egglant parm recipe our birthing class teacher gave us – the one guaranteed to induce labor within 24-48 hours? Yea, that one was gross. Ben hated it and we haven’t eaten eggplant parm since, which is a bummer to me because I like eggplant and we both love Italian. I’ll have to give your recipe a try, and not tell him what’s on the menu.

    • oh let me know if he likes it! it is pretty simple. i like slicing the eggplant really thin so there’s lots of layers.
      hope it is a success! if not- tell me in person and not on the blog. i want everyone to think this is the perfect recipe.

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