Eggplant Casserole
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Eggplant Casserole

Delicious, hearty eggplant casserole can easily serve as a very filling meatless entree. The combination of eggplant, tomato sauce and melted cheese is wonderful.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword eggplant
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Rest time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 166kcal
Author Vered DeLeeuw

Ingredients

  • Avocado oil spray for pan
  • 1 large eggplant (1 1/4 lb), unpeeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim Mozzarella, divided (4 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray the parchment with avocado oil spray.
  • Slice the eggplant into 1/4-inch thick slices. Arrange the slices on the prepared baking sheet. Spray with avocado oil. Season with kosher salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Roast 15 minutes. 
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Turn the eggplant slices to the other side. Spray again with oil. Return to the oven and roast until browned and tender, 10-15 more minutes. 
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Reduce the oven temperature to 425 degrees F.
  • Arrange half of the roasted eggplant slices in the bottom of a greased 1-quart casserole dish. Spread half the marinara sauce on top and sprinkle with half of the mozzarella, as shown in the video.
  • Arrange the remaining eggplant slices on top. Spread the remaining marinara sauce on top. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella and with the Parmesan.
  • Bake the eggplant casserole until golden and bubbly, about 15 minutes. Allow to cool 10 minutes before serving.

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25recipe | Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 314mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g