Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Enjoy this amazing vegetable appetizer to accompany your meals to add an extra serving of veggies. This recipe has excellent sources of Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Calcium, and Folate. One cup of this recipe contains 3 servings of vegetables. To reduce the saturated fat choose lower fat cheese for Mozzarella and Parmesan.

 

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Ingredients

2 large       Eggs 

¾ cup       Breadcrumbs, plain, dry

¾ cup       Parmesan cheese, finely grated

2 tsp          Parmesan cheese, for topping

1 tsp           Oregano, dried

½ tsp        Basil, dried

½ tsp        Salt                                

½ tsp        Pepper

2 large       Eggplants, peeled, sliced into ½ inch rounds

6 cups        Tomato sauce, chunky

1 ½ cup     Mozzarella cheese, shredded

 

Servings:  10

 

Directions

  1. Preheat then oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a large bowl whisk together eggs and 2 tablespoons of water. In another bowl combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.
  3. First dip the eggplant slices in the egg mixture, and then in the breadcrumb mixture. Make sure that the slices are thoroughly coated
  4. Coat 2 baking sheets with oil, and bake the eggplants until they appear brown (20-25 minutes). Then turn the slices over and continue baking for another 20-25 minutes
  5. Remove the eggplants from the oven and increase the temperature to 400 degrees
  6. Using a 9 by 13 inch baking dish, spread 2 cups of tomato sauce, followed by half of the eggplants. Top it off with 2 more cups of the sauce and ½ cup of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  7. Lastly, add 2 tbsp of Parmesan cheese as a topping
  8. Bake until sauce bubbles and cheese has melted (15-20 minutes)

 

Recipe source: MarthaStewart.com

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