Lazy Eggplant Parm

by flavorslutofficial
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This lazy eggplant parmesan gives you all the reward of a classic restaurant fried eggplant parm, but with none of the hassle that comes with *actually* frying- saving you time, calories, and any potential burns.

Try this served over your favorite gluten free pasta for a full meal or try using chickpea pasta to bump up the protein!

Lazy Eggplant Parm

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 4
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Ingredients:
 
  • 2 large eggplants (2.5 to 3 pounds)
  • 1 cup gluten free panko
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp oil (can use spray oil if desired)
  • 1 Tbsp dried Italian herbs
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • 3 cups pasta sauce of your choice
  • 4 oz mozzarella (shredded or fresh)
  • 4 oz parmesan cheese (shaved or grated)
Instructions:
  • Slice the ends off your eggplants and chop into bite sized pieces. Place in a large bowl.
  • Sprinkle 2 tsp salt over the eggplant and toss to coat. Set aside for 20 minutes. We're allowing the salt to remove any excess moisture from the eggplant.
  • While the eggplant is soaking:
  • In a large dry skillet over low heat add your panko and 1 tsp of an oil of your choice. Stir well and toast until a dark golden brown. Remove from the skillet and set aside. Finely chop your fresh basil.
  • When 20 minutes is up drain any liquid that has collected at the bottom of the bowl with the eggplant and add the eggplant to a large skillet over medium-high heat (you can totally use the breadcrumb skillet and save dishes!). Sprinkle over the dried Italian herbs and stir well. Allow the eggplant to cook until soft, stirring occasionally.
  • When the eggplant has softened and begun to brown slightly around the edges. Add the pasta sauce and fresh basil. Stir well and allow the sauce to heat through.
  • When the sauce is warm stir in your mozzarella and parmesan and allow to melt completely.
  • Stir in the toasted breadcrumbs and give everything a final big stir to make sure all the ingredients have been distributed evenly throughout the dish. Serve hot over your favorite pasta and enjoy!

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