Italian Baked Eggplant in Tomato & Parmesan - Melanzane alla Parmigiana Recipe

Baked Eggplant Parmigiana is an Italian dish made with a shallow or deep-fried sliced aubergine that is layered with cheese and tomato sauce, then baked.

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Italian Baked Eggplant in Tomato & Parmesan - Melanzane alla Parmigiana Recipe
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Baked Eggplant Parmigiana is an Italian dish made with a shallow or deep-fried sliced aubergine that is layered with cheese and tomato sauce, then baked. This is surely not an authentic melanzane alla parmigiana, but tastes absolutely delicious. The flavors of roasted eggplant, along with a garlic tomato basil sauce is brilliant and a must try.

Serve the Melanzane alla Parmigiana (Baked Eggplant in Tomato Sauce) warm along with a crusted bread, a Asian Watermelon Salad and a glass of wine for dinner.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Eggplant recipes such as

  1. Eggplant Rolls Recipe
  2. Eggplant Curry Recipe
  3. Ringan Ravaiya Recipe

Cuisine: Italian Recipes
Course: Dinner
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

90 M

Total in

100 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 Brinjal (Baingan / Eggplant) , cut into 5mm thick slices (lengthwise)
  • 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 3 cups Pizza And Pasta Sauce
  • 1 sprig Basil leaves , roughly torn
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese , grated
  • Del Monte Olive Oil , for cooking

How to make Italian Baked Eggplant in Tomato & Parmesan - Melanzane alla Parmigiana Recipe

  1. To begin making the Italian Baked Eggplant in Tomato & Parmesan, first slice the eggplants and soak it in water for 15 minutes. This helps the eggplant to soften.

  2. Preheat the oven to 200 C. In a sauce pan, add couple of tablespoon of olive oil and place it over medium heat. Add the chopped garlic and saute for a few seconds. Add the pasta sauce and and give it a brisk boil and turn off the heat. You can also use a homemade pasta sauce recipe. Once done, keep the pasta sauce aside.

  3. In a wide skillet, we will not grill the eggplant. Heat olive oil in the skillet and place the eggplants in the skillet. Cook the eggplants over medium high heat until cooked on both sides - it should get softened. Once done, remove from the pan and keep aside.

  4. The final step is to bake the eggplants along with the pasta sauce and cheese. Roughly tear the basil leaves into the pasta sauce and stir. Check the salt and adjust to suit your taste.

  5. Layer a few eggplants at the bottom in an oven proof baking dish. Spoon over the tomato basil pasta sauce over the eggplants and sprinkle some cheese. Place another layer of eggplants over this and repeat the same process. Finally pour the remaining sauce and cheese on the top and bake in the preheated oven for about 25 to 30 minutes until the cheese is golden brown in colour.

  6. Once done, remove from the oven and serve the Melanzane alla Parmigiana.

  7. Serve the Melanzane alla Parmigiana (Baked Eggplant in Tomato Sauce) warm along with a crusted bread, a Asian Watermelon Salad and a glass of wine for dinner.

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