Recipe – Eggplant Parmesan Casserole

Baked eggplant Parmesan is not only flavorful but also filling. This Italian food is liked by many and is easy to prepare. The best part is that even if you bake a lot of it, you can preheat the leftovers in the microwave.

If you would like to prepare an easy baked eggplant parmesan casserole at home, we got you covered. Here is an easy-to-follow recipe.

Baking Basic Information

Preparation Time

  • 20 minutes

Cooking Time

  • 55 minutes

Total Time

  • 1 hour and 15 minutes

Servings

  • This recipe makes approximately six serving

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ c. of panko or plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup of grated parmesan, divided
  • 4 cups marinara
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 sliced, medium-sized eggplants, sliced into 0.5 inches thick rounds
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 large-sized eggs
  • 1/3 c. sliced basil
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and coat using cooking spray.
  • Whisk panko, Italian seasoning, and I/2 cup of parmesan in a shallow bowl to create a panko mixture
  • Whisk the three large eggs with two tablespoons of water in another shallow bowl to make an egg wash, then season with pepper and salt
  • Dip a slice of eggplant into the egg wash, then dredge in the panko mixture. Place the molded eggplant on a baking sheet. Repeat this for all eggplant slices. After that, apply a light coat of cooking spray to the eggplant slices
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until they become golden and crisp on the outside but soft inside
  • Add a cup of marinara to a large baking dish and spread evenly. Then place eggplant slices in an even layer, then pour 1 ½ cup of marinara on them.
  • Sprinkle with a 1 cup of mozzarella, fresh basil, and remaining ½ cup of parmesan. Repeat the process until all the ingredients are used up
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes more until they become golden
  • You should now be smiling because of how tasty your baked eggplant parmesan casserole looks.

Serving Options

  • Serve with crusty bread, hot spaghetti, and a nice green tossed salad.

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