Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan Ingredients (8 Servings)

  • 2 medium eggplants, sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds
  • 1 1/2 cups Cento Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 32 oz. jar Michaels of Brooklyn Fresh Tomato & Basil Sauce
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • Cooking spray
  • Sea Salt, to taste
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

  • Sprinkle each sliced eggplant round with a pinch of salt.
  • Place the eggplant rounds on clean and dry paper towels for about 30 minutes before rinsing them off.
  • This will remove some bitterness from the eggplant.
  • Preheat the oven to 425F.
  • Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.
  • Place the seasoned breadcrumbs in a shallow, medium-sized bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs until they are smooth.
  • Dip an eggplant round on both sides in the whisked egg mixture, then immediately dip it in the breadcrumb mixture until the eggplant is completely coated.
  • Set the breaded eggplant round on a parchment-covered baking sheet.
  • Repeat with the remaining eggplant rounds until they are all evenly spaced on the baking sheets.
  • Bake the rounds for 20 minutes, flipping once halfway through, until the breadcrumbs are toasted and slightly golden.
  • Remove the rounds from the oven and set them aside.
  • In a greased 11” x 8” baking pan, spread 1 cup of the tomato sauce evenly.
  • Place half of the eggplant rounds in an even layer along the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Spread another cup of tomato sauce evenly over the eggplant and sprinkle 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, and 1/4 cup of the fresh basil. Repeat with another layer of the remaining eggplant, tomato sauce, Mozzarella, Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake the Eggplant Parmesan until the cheese is melted and starts to turn slightly golden around the edges, 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the Eggplant Parmesan and sprinkle with the remaining basil.
  • Serve immediately.

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