Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Baked eggplant Parmesan is a satisfying Italian-inspired meal consisting of eggplant slices coated with bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese baked between layers of tomato sauce and more cheese!
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  1. Step 1

    Place eggplant slices in a colander; sprinkle both sides of each slice with salt. Allow to sit for at least 3 hours. Wipe excess moisture from eggplant slices with paper towels.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  3. Step 3

    Mix bread crumbs and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese together in a shallow bowl. Beat eggs in a separate shallow bowl.
  4. Step 4

    Dip eggplant slices in beaten egg. Lift up so excess egg drips back into the bowl. Press into bread crumbs to coat both sides; arrange coated eggplant slices in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Step 5

    Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned and crisp, about 5 minutes per side.
  6. Step 6

    Cover the bottom of a 9x13-inch casserole dish with a layer of pasta sauce; top with a layer of eggplant slices. Sprinkle with about 1 tablespoon of the remaining Parmesan cheese and 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients, ending with a cheese layer. Sprinkle with basil.
  7. Step 7

    Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is bubbling and golden brown, about 35 minutes.