How to Make Eggplant Parmesan

This baked Eggplant Parmesan recipe is a lighter, healthier, vegetarian alternative to the Italian classic, Chicken Parmesan. It is just as delicious and equally satisfying.

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How to Make Eggplant Parmesan Recipe
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Cut eggplant into 1/4" slices. Line on baking sheet and salt both sides. Let sit about 1 hour to drain excess juices. Pat dry.

Cut eggplant into 1/4" slices. Line on baking sheet and salt both sides. Let sit about 1 hour to drain excess juices. Pat dry.

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Beat eggs in a dish. Mix breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in another.

Beat eggs in a dish. Mix breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in another.

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Dip a slice of eggplant in the egg.

Dip a slice of eggplant in the egg.

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Transfer the slice to the bowl with breadcrumbs and coat evenly.

Transfer the slice to the bowl with breadcrumbs and coat evenly.

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Lightly grease a baking sheet with olive oil. Place breaded eggplant slices on sheet and bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.

Lightly grease a baking sheet with olive oil. Place breaded eggplant slices on sheet and bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.

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Flip and continue baking for another 5 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown.

Flip and continue baking for another 5 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown.

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Pour enough of your favourite homemade or bottled Italian sauce to completely cover the bottom of a casserole dish.

Pour enough of your favourite homemade or bottled Italian sauce to completely cover the bottom of a casserole dish.

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

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

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Spread a small spoonful of sauce onto each slice.

Spread a small spoonful of sauce onto each slice.

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Cut mozzarella into thin slices. You could also use shredded mozza, if you prefer.

Cut mozzarella into thin slices. You could also use shredded mozza, if you prefer.

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Add a thin slice of cheese on top of each piece of eggplant.

Add a thin slice of cheese on top of each piece of eggplant.

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Repeat with as many layers as you want, finishing with a piece of eggplant on top. Bake at 350 Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes.

Repeat with as many layers as you want, finishing with a piece of eggplant on top. Bake at 350 Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes.

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Add final layer of mozzarella on top of eggplant stacks and sprinkle a small amount of parmesan cheese and basil. Broil on high for about 5 minutes, but make sure to watch closely so they do not burn!

Add final layer of mozzarella on top of eggplant stacks and sprinkle a small amount of parmesan cheese and basil. Broil on high for about 5 minutes, but make sure to watch closely so they do not burn!

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Remove from oven when cheese bubbles and starts to turn golden brown.

Remove from oven when cheese bubbles and starts to turn golden brown.

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Enjoy!

Enjoy!

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We enjoyed ours served with spaghetti and Caesar salad.

We enjoyed ours served with spaghetti and Caesar salad.

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