Eggplant Parmesan (Parmigiana) Recipes

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Eggplant Parmesan is a delicious meatless Italian dish. There are several ways to prepare this classic casserole. This page contains recipes for eggplant Parmesan.


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This is a vegetarian dish that is so good served with a tossed salad.


  • 1 (1 1/2 lb.) eggplant
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups of spaghetti sauce or marinara sauce


Peel eggplant and cut into 1/4 inch thick slices. Let eggplant slices sit for five minutes.

Layer half of eggplant, 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, 3/4 cup mozzarella, and half of spaghetti sauce in a lightly greased 11x7 inch baking dish. Repeat layers.

Cover and bake at 375 degrees F for 40 minutes or until eggplant is tender. Uncover, top with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and bake 5 more minutes until cheese melts.

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 12 Minutes
Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

Source: Southern Living Fast Family Suppers

By Robyn from TN

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  • 2 medium eggplant, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. minced fresh basil or 2 tsp. dried basil
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  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh oregano or 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh thyme or 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 can dived tomatoes, undrained (14oz.)
  • 1 can tomato paste (12oz.)
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, divided
  • 2 lb. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Place eggplant in a colander; sprinkle with salt. Let stand for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onions, basil, bay leaves, oregano and thyme in oil until onions are tender. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, honey and lemon pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Add garlic; simmer 10 minutes longer. Discard bay leaves

Rinse eggplant slices; pat dry with paper towels. In a shallow bowl, combine eggs and pepper; place bread crumbs in another shallow bowl. Dip eggplant into egg, then coat with crumbs. Let stand for 5 minutes. In a large skillet, cook half of the eggplant in 2 tablespoons of butter for 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Repeat with remaining eggplant and butter.


In each of two greased 11x7 inch baking dishes, layer half of the eggplant, half of the tomato sauce and half of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees F for 35 minutes or until bubbly.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Traditional eggplant Parmesan involves salting the eggplant to "sweat" it, and frying it before baking. I took a few shortcuts and everyone liked it a lot. This dish can be made after a busy day at work. We had it with spaghetti on the side.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 1 eggplant
  • seasoned breadcrumbs to coat eggplant
  • 1/2 jar pasta sauce
  • 2 oz shredded mozzarella cheese (from an 8 ounce bag)
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
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  3. Peel eggplant and cut into rounds. Cut the larger rounds in half to fit in the pan, if necessary.
  4. Coat both sides of the eggplant rounds in breadcrumbs. I do this in a plastic bag.
  5. Cover the bottom of the baking pan with a thin layer of sauce. I lined my pan with foil for easy cleanup.
  6. Arrange the eggplant on top of the sauce.
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  8. Add sauce on top of the eggplant.
  9. If you have more eggplant, add another layer and top with sauce.
  10. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese evenly on top, followed by the Parmesan cheese.
  11. Bake for 35 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
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Cut eggplant in 1/2 inch slices and peel. Coat with flour, egg mixture and bread crumbs. Brown in oil in frying pan. In baking dish, put a thin layer of tomato sauce, then a layer of eggplant, then a layer of tomato sauce, then a layer of Mozzarella cheese.

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September 27, 2019

These sausage and cheese eggplant stacks are like little eggplant Parmesan individual servings. Make as many as you like, save some for later.


The instructions and photos will ensure a delicious meal tonight.

baked Cheesy Eggplant Stacks

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