Delicious Eggplant Parmesan Baked on Your Sheet Pan
If you are looking for differently delicious dinner ideas that don’t involve meat, give this easy sheet pan eggplant Parmesan a try!
Vegetarian or meatless recipes are becoming more and more popular for dinner because, not only do they save you money on your grocery budget, they are environmentally friendly as well.
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Yummy Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan Perfect for Meatless Monday
- 1 medium eggplant
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- salt & pepper
- 1 24 oz. jar pasta sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
The first step before baking your Parmesan is to prep your eggplant. Slice eggplant into 1/2" slices and lightly salt both sides. Place slices in a colander in your sink and let the eggplant drain of excess water for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, rinse eggplant under cold water and pat dry with cheesecloth or paper towels.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Coat the sheet pan with a thin layer of olive oil.
Mix egg and milk in a small bowl. Add a few shakes of sat and pepper.
Mix together the breading ingredients in a medium flat bowl.
Dip each slice of egg plant in the egg mixture and then in the breadcrumb mixture.
Lay each piece on a sheet pan.
Bake for about 20 -24 minutes, flipping eggplant half way through cooking.
Spoon about 2-3 tablespoons of sauce over each piece of eggplant along with a sprinkle of Mozzarella cheese. Bake for about 5 minutes or until hot.
Dip eggplant slices in egg wash and then your breadcrumb mixture. Add a thin layer of oil to your sheet pan before placing the slices on the pan.
Add about 2 tablespoons of sauce to the top of the egg plant with about 2 tablespoons of shredded mozzarella cheese.
Why Include More Eggplant in Your Diet?
Eggplant is high in fiber, which helps aid in healthy digestion. They contains vitamins and minerals including potassium.
Eggplants got their name because they resemble the shape of an egg! They are also referred to as an aubergine in addition to eggplant!
Should the Egg Plant be Slightly Brown when Cut into Slices?
Yes, there will be some brown color around the seeds. Do not be alarmed, this is normal for eggplant.
What Else Can I serve with my Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan?
We love to serve just about anything with a healthy salad, and this is a perfect dish to do just that! Pile on the veggies in your green salad and lighten that carb load.
Aside from most pastas, you could also serve this with a garden salad and homemade garlic toast.
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