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Quick Eggplant Parmigiana

(5 Votes)
Updated May 19, 2017
SERVES
6
COOK TIME
35 Min

In a hurry? Make tonight an Italian night with our Quick Eggplant Parmigiana. This eggplant parmesan recipe is quick to make and so tasty that you'll want to make it all summer long. It cuts out the work of classic eggplant parmesan recipes but keeps all the flavor, so you can enjoy it any day of the week! This is our best eggplant parmesan recipe, hands down. 

What You'll Need:
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 (12- to 15-ounce) eggplant, trimmed and sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 cup light spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) finely shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two 10- x 15-inch rimmed baking sheets with cooking spray.
     
  2. Place bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and oregano in a shallow dish; mix well. Place flour in another shallow dish and place eggs in a third shallow dish.
     
  3. Dip eggplant slices in flour then eggs then bread crumb mixture, coating completely with each. Arrange eggplant in a single layer on baking sheets. Lightly coat tops of eggplant with cooking spray.
     
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden. Spoon spaghetti sauce evenly over eggplant slices then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
Notes
  • Nutritional Analysis, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association: Serving Size: 3 slices Exchanges: 1 Carbohydrate, 1 Fat Per serving: Calories 139 Calories from Fat 38 Protein 8g Carbohydrate 18g Total Fat 4g Saturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 78mg Sodium 372mg Sugars 5g Dietary Fiber 3g
     
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needs some garlic powder SP to taste... I never peel my eggplant the skin holds most of the nutrition and the slices hold their shape I usually fry my slices in oil before assembling (dip slices in apple cider vinegar first then flour salt pepper garlic powder ) and add fresh basil from my garden and oregano sometimes I even grow my own eggplant

This is a quick recipe and something different from the usual. I do think it is best to peel it.

On older, larger eggplant, the skins don't always soften, so I always peel. On the Japanese or Chinese eggplant (long, skinny, lavender in color) or smaller standard eggplant, just slice and go. Skin is very tender.

"Trim" the eggplant means to cut of the top with the stem and the bottom with the blossom end. The picture shows the eggplant without skin, so I'm planning to peel the eggplant, also.

It would be nice if they specify what trimmed means on the eggplant. Does that mean to remove the purple peeling?

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