Crispy Eggplant Parmesan Stacks

Who adores eggplant Parmesan, but doesn’t want to eat as much fried food? We have the answer for you! Crispy eggplant Parmesan stacks are easy to make by just using a baking grid over a sheet pan in your oven! This gives you a crunchy texture, without having to use any oil to fry the eggplant! Using a convection oven or air fryer is the best way to circulate the hot air to create that crispy “fried” crunch without the oil!

Then just layer them up with a ricotta mixture, lots of mozzarella cheese, and some homemade tomato sauce! We think this will be a new favorite recipe!

What you will need for this recipe:

  • Eggplant
  • Eggs
  • Panko Crumbs
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Garlic Granules
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Ricotta Cheese
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Freshly grated Nutmeg
  • Freshly grated Mozzarella

Who adores eggplant Parmesan, but doesn’t want to eat as much fried food? We have the dinner recipes answer for you! Crispy eggplant Parmesan stacks is easy to make in an air fryer or convection oven. By putting them on a baking grid the hot air will circulate and give them a crispy crunch!

 

Then just layer the eggplant stacks up with a ricotta mixture, lots of mozzarella cheese, and some homemade tomato sauce! We think this will be a new favorite eggplant Parmesan recipe. You won’t even have to salt and soak your eggplant slices! The only oil you will use is a little cooking spray.

After a short time in the oven, the eggplant get’s stacked up over some tomato sauce. We layer them with a ricotta mixture. The final touch is more tomato sauce and mozzarella. Use fresh mozzarella or freshly grated. Of course you will want to finish it off with a sprig of fresh basil on the plate. Feel free to drizzle some extra virgin olive oil over the top for flavor.

What is the nutritional value of eggplant?

Eggplant is considered a food with high nutritional value, especially with a large amount of fiber, vitamins, and minerals and very few calories. It is rich in iron and calcium. Eggplant therefore can improve circulation and nourish the brain.

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Crispy Eggplant Parmesan Stacks


Ingredients

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Ingredients:

Eggplant

  • 2 medium eggplants unpeeled
  • 1 1/2 cups panko
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons half and half

Filling

  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Bottom of the pan


Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Slice the eggplant into 1/8 inch slices

Mix the panko, granulated garlic, Italian seasoning and salt in a shallow pan. Whisk the eggs and half and half in another shallow pan.  Prepare 2 half sheet pans. I like to use drying racks but lining with foil will work.

Dip both sides of the eggplant in the egg mixture. Dredge the coated eggplant in the panko mixture. Place each piece of eggplant on the sheet pan. When all pieces are coated bake at 350 for 12 minutes. Flip the pieces and bake for 12 more minutes.

While the eggplant is in the oven, mix together all of the filling ingredients. Pour the tomato sauce into a 9 x 13 inch pan. Divide the baked eggplant into stacks of three pieces. Try to keep the pieces equal in size together. Sprinkle half of the shredded mozzarella on to the tomato sauce. Place one round from each of the eggplant stacks onto the mozzarella. Place 1 tablespoon of the filling onto each eggplant piece. Place one round from each of the eggplant stacks onto the filling. And gently press down. Place 1 tablespoon of the filling onto each eggplant piece. Top each stack with the remaining eggplant and gently press. Top with the remaining shredded mozzarella.

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until bubbly and golden!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 47 minutes
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: eggplant, parmesan, eggplant parm, vegetarian, Italian Food

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