Eggplant Parmesan with Mozzarella

AuthorNaturallyLTCategoryDifficultyIntermediate

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time1 hr 45 minsTotal Time1 hr 55 mins

Ingredients
 ¾ cup olive oil
 2 tbsp olive oil
 1 medium onion, finely chopped
 10 garlic cloves, 2 finely chopped, 8 whole
 2 tbsp tomato paste
 1 28 oz. can whole peeled tomatoes
 kosher salt
 freshly ground black pepper
 4 medium eggplants, halved lengthwise
 8 sprigs oregano
 1 ¼ cups course fresh breadcrumbs
 12 oz fresh mozzarella, torn into bite sized pieces
 3 oz Parmesan, finely grated (about 3/4 cup)

Directions
1

Heat ¼ cup oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, 6–8 minutes. Add chopped garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring, until beginning to darken, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, crushing them with your hands as you add them; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, partially covered, mashing tomatoes occasionally, until slightly thickened, 15–20 minutes. Set tomato sauce aside.

2

Preheat oven to 400°F. Using a vegetable peeler, remove skin from rounded side of each eggplant half, leaving a 1” strip of skin around the cut edges. Divide eggplants, oregano sprigs, whole garlic cloves, and ½ cup oil between 2 large rimmed baking sheets. Turn eggplants to coat with oil; season with salt and pepper and place cut side down. Cover baking sheets tightly with foil and bake until eggplants are very soft, 40–45 minutes.

3

Toss breadcrumbs and remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a medium bowl. Transfer eggplants, oregano, and garlic to 2 large shallow baking dishes, placing eggplants cut side up. Top eggplants with tomato sauce and mozzarella, then sprinkle with breadcrumbs and Parmesan. Bake until mozzarella is bubbling, and breadcrumbs are golden, 25–30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts per serving: Calories 330, Total Fat 14g, Cholesterol 37mg, Sodium 468 mg, Total Carbohydrate 32g, Dietary Fiber 9g, Sugar 8g, Protein 19g

*Adatped from Dawn Perry of Bon appetit

Ingredients

Ingredients
 ¾ cup olive oil
 2 tbsp olive oil
 1 medium onion, finely chopped
 10 garlic cloves, 2 finely chopped, 8 whole
 2 tbsp tomato paste
 1 28 oz. can whole peeled tomatoes
 kosher salt
 freshly ground black pepper
 4 medium eggplants, halved lengthwise
 8 sprigs oregano
 1 ¼ cups course fresh breadcrumbs
 12 oz fresh mozzarella, torn into bite sized pieces
 3 oz Parmesan, finely grated (about 3/4 cup)

Directions

Directions
1

Heat ¼ cup oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, 6–8 minutes. Add chopped garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring, until beginning to darken, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, crushing them with your hands as you add them; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, partially covered, mashing tomatoes occasionally, until slightly thickened, 15–20 minutes. Set tomato sauce aside.

2

Preheat oven to 400°F. Using a vegetable peeler, remove skin from rounded side of each eggplant half, leaving a 1” strip of skin around the cut edges. Divide eggplants, oregano sprigs, whole garlic cloves, and ½ cup oil between 2 large rimmed baking sheets. Turn eggplants to coat with oil; season with salt and pepper and place cut side down. Cover baking sheets tightly with foil and bake until eggplants are very soft, 40–45 minutes.

3

Toss breadcrumbs and remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a medium bowl. Transfer eggplants, oregano, and garlic to 2 large shallow baking dishes, placing eggplants cut side up. Top eggplants with tomato sauce and mozzarella, then sprinkle with breadcrumbs and Parmesan. Bake until mozzarella is bubbling, and breadcrumbs are golden, 25–30 minutes.

Eggplant Parmesan with Mozzarella

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