Italian style eggplant

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 medium eggplants, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Optional: Red pepper flakes for a spicy kick


  1. Prepare the Eggplant:
    • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
    • Place the eggplant slices on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and let sit for 10 minutes to draw out moisture. Pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Season and Bake:
    • Brush both sides of the eggplant slices with olive oil. Sprinkle with black pepper, dried oregano, and garlic powder.
    • Arrange the slices in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden brown.
  3. Layer and Bake:
    • Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce in the bottom of a baking dish. Arrange a layer of eggplant slices over the sauce.
    • Top with more marinara sauce, a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese, and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Repeat the layers, ending with a layer of cheese on top.
  4. Final Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Garnish and Serve:
    • Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and red pepper flakes if desired.
    • Serve warm as a main dish or a side.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fat: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg
  • Sodium: 800mg
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 10g

This Italian Style Eggplant is a delicious and hearty dish that captures the rich flavors of Italian cuisine. Enjoy!


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