Naked Eggplant Parmesan

READY IN: 1hr 50mins
Recipe by Cook4_6

Boy is it hard to find an eggplant Parmesan recipe that is not breaded and fried. This is a recipe I created to accomplish just that

Top Review by karen in tbay

Used the recipe for base to use up some spaghetti sauce...didn't have fresh mozz for toppings so used parmesan cheese

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Slice ends from the eggplant, then slice long ways into 1/2 inch slices. (Appx 8).
  2. Salt both sides and lay on a tray for 1/2 hour.
  3. Rinse slices and pat dry.
  4. Use Olive Oil mister to mist both sides of the eggplant (or brush on with a pastry brush).
  5. Place cooking spray in a pan and heat pan to medium high. Cook eggplant a few at a time until golden and brown on both sides.
  6. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray, and lay browned eggplant in a single layer on the pan.
  7. Evenly distribute the romano and shredded mozzarella over the pieces.
  8. Top each piece with 1/4 cup of Marinara.
  9. Slice the fresh mozzarella into 16 slices, and place 2 on each eggplant.
  10. Place one large (or two small) basil leaves on top of the mozzarella.
  11. Spray a piece of foil, and place over the tray.
  12. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  13. Uncover and bake another 15 - 20 minutes.
  14. To serve, stack two eggplant slices on a plate.

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