Easy Eggplant Parmesan Recipe


Looking for an easy weeknight meal? You can't go wrong with this eggplant Parmesan recipe. It's one of those deliciously simple recipes that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Enjoy it with pasta, bread or on its own.

Easy eggplant Parmesan recipe

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Things You’ll Need

  • 2 medium eggplants, sliced 1/2-inch thick

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 cups Italian breadcrumbs

  • 4 cups marinara sauce

  • 8 ounces mozzarella, cubed, sliced or shredded

  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese

  • 1 small bunch basil, roughly chopped

  • Olive oil


For an extra saucy dish, add another 1/2 to 1 cup sauce.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Whisk the eggs in a shallow bowl.

Whisk eggs

Step 2

Using tongs, dip each slice of eggplant into the eggs. Coat both sides.

Dip eggplant slices in eggs

Step 3

Coat both sides with breadcrumbs.

Coat with breadcrumbs

Step 4

Grease a large metal baking sheet (or line it with a silicone baking mat). Depending on the size of your baking sheets, you might need to use more than one.

Place the coated eggplant slices on the sheet and drizzle with oil. Bake 20 minutes, flipping once halfway. The eggplant should be soft and almost fully cooked.

Bread and bake eggplant

Step 5

Increase the oven temperature to 450°F.

Grease a large 3-quart casserole dish. Spread 1/2 of the sauce along the bottom. Add eggplant slices in an even, single layer. Top with 1/2 of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

Layer eggplant with sauce and cheese

Step 6

Add the remaining eggplant. Top with the remaining sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan. Garnish with chopped basil.

Top with remaining sauce and cheese

Step 7

Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Bake easy eggplant Parmesan recipe

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