Baked Eggplant With Pesto, Parmesan, and Mozzarella

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Salt the eggplant slices and lay on a paper towel for 20 minutes to extract any bitter flavors.
  • Pat the slices dry.
  • Grill the slices (I use a dry grill pan on the stove top but you could also broil) until soft but not all the way done.
  • Heat a skillet and add 2 TBS olive oil, Saute onion, garlic, and bellpepper until soft.
  • Salt and pepper liberally.
  • Stir in the wine and chicken broth and reduce to about 1/2 Cup.
  • Stir in pesto and tomato paste and remove from the heat.
  • In a casserole dish sprinkle the remaining 1 TBS olive oil and lay one layer of eggplant slices on top.
  • Spread 1/3 of the sauce on the eggplant and top with 1/3 of the cheese mixture. Repeat layers.
  • Top with the remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until cheese is browning and bubbly and eggplant slices are soft.
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