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Easy Eggplant Parmesan Recipe for Two

Easy Eggplant Parmesan

Easy Eggplant Parmesan has crispy double breaded eggplant that is fried and baked topped with spaghetti sauce and two kinds of gooey melted cheese.

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This is a small batch recipe that can serve 2 to 4 people. This dish makes a great lunch, dinner or impressive date night meal for two.

How to make Easy Eggplant Parmesan:

Peel the eggplant and cut it into 8 equal slices.

Arrange a layer of eggplant slices in a colander in a sink or over a plate. Sprinkle generously with salt. Let stand 30 minutes.

8 slices of eggplant sprinkles with salt sitting in a colander

Rinse the eggplant slices well and pat dry with paper towels.

In a shallow bowl, whisk the egg until well beaten. Place the breadcrumbs in a second shallow bowl.

a dish with beaten egg and a dish with seasoned breadcrumbs

Dip each eggplant slice in the beaten egg, coating both sides.

eggplant slice dipped in egg

Dredge with breadcrumbs on both sides.

eggplant slice dipped in breadcrumbs

Dip each eggplant slice into the egg a second time and then coat both sides with more breadcrumbs.

8 eggplant slices coated in breadcrumbs

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Heat the olive oil to 375 degrees F (190 C) in an electric skillet. Click for a 16 inch electric skillet.

Fry the coated eggplant slices in the hot oil about 2 minutes per side until golden. Drain on paper towel.

8 breaded eggplant slices frying in a skillet

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).

Spray an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with non-stick spray. Arrange half the eggplant slices in the bottom of the dish. Click for an 8 x 8 inch baking dish.

4 fried eggplant slices in a baking dish

Spread half the sauce over top.

spaghetti sauce on top of eggplant slices

Sprinkle with half of the mozzarella.

mozzarella on top of spaghetti sauce

Top with half of the Parmesan. Repeat layers.

parmesan on top of mozzarella, spaghetti sauce, and eggplant slices

Bake 20 minutes or until the mixture is bubbly and heated through.

Garnish with the parsley or basil, if desired.

Easy Eggplant Parmesan Recipe for Two

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Easy Eggplant Parmesan

Easy Eggplant Parmesan

Easy Eggplant Parmesan has crispy double breaded eggplant that is fried and baked topped with spaghetti sauce and two kinds of gooey melted cheese.

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 small eggplant
  • Salt for sweating the eggplant
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Parsley or Basil for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Peel the eggplant and cut it into 8 equal slices.
  2. Arrange a layer of eggplant slices in a colander in a sink or over a plate. Sprinkle generously with salt. Let stand 30 minutes.
  3. Rinse the eggplant slices well and pat dry with paper towels.
  4. In a shallow bowl, whisk the egg until well beaten. Place the breadcrumbs in a second shallow bowl.
  5. Dip each eggplant slice in the beaten egg, coating both sides, and then dredge with breadcrumbs.
  6. Dip each eggplant slice into the egg a second time and then coat both sides with more breadcrumbs.
  7. Heat the olive oil to 375 degrees F (190 C) in an electric skillet. Click for a 16 inch electric skillet.
  8. Fry the coated eggplant slices in the hot oil about 2 minutes per side until golden. Drain on paper towel.
  9. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).
  10. Spray an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with non-stick spray. Arrange half the eggplant slices in the bottom of the dish. Click for an 8 x 8 baking dish.
  11. Spread half the sauce over top.
  12. Sprinkle with half of the mozzarella.
  13. Top with half of the Parmesan. Repeat layers.
  14. Bake 20 minutes or until the mixture is bubbly and heated through.
  15. Garnish with the parsley or basil, if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

2 slices

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 423 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 105mg Sodium: 1041mg Carbohydrates: 46g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 14g Protein: 13g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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