Baked Eggplant Parmesan Stacks

Baked Parmesan Eggplant Stacks

My eggplant is finally starting to come into my garden.  Which means you’ll be seeing MANY more eggplant recipes here on the blog while our garden is cranking them out. I hope you like eggplant as much as I do. If not, don’t tell me because then I’d have to try and convince you what you’re missing out on and I’m stubborn and persistent and won’t let it go. Now you know. Eggplant Parmesan is a classic. What’s not to love about eggplant, homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil. Exactly. The traditional method can be a little heavy so we’ve taken the liberty of lightening it up a bit. Which means I can eat more. Win win. I think you’re going to go ga ga over these stacks.

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Baked Eggplant Parmesan Stacks
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Baked Eggplant Parmesan Stacks

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  • 2 medium eggplant - sliced into 1" slices
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt/pepper
  • 1 recipe prepared tomato sauce
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella - sliced
  • fresh basil leaves
  • panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmigiano Reggiano - grated


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Place eggplant slices onto foil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt/pepper. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes until softened.
  4. Note: Prepare tomato sauce while eggplant is baking.
  5. To assemble. Top eggplant round with a slice of mozzarella, a tablespoon of tomato sauce 1 basil leaf. Continue pattern 1 additional time.
  6. Return baking sheet to oven and cook until cheese begins to melt.
  7. WHILE eggplant stacks are in oven, into a small bowl combine panko and Parmiggiano.
  8. Prior to serving garnish with 1 teaspoon of panko mixture and additional basil leaf.


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  1. 1

    This eggplant stack looks SO good! I am a huge eggplant fan and I bet ones fresh from the garden are better than I can imagine!

  2. 2

    Oh your eggplant stack is just lovely
    and those knives!

  3. 3

    I’m not sure which I love more…that fabulous eggplant recipe or those gorgeous knives!

  4. 4
    Maria /

    This looks great! We all love eggplant – but I can’t duplicate my mom’s recipe and it’s too hot to try now. Really need new knives too.

  5. 5

    Oh my gosh, I drool over those knives all the time!!

  6. 6

    This eggplant looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

  7. 7

    so beautiful. I love eggplant. I can’t wait for it to start in my garden soon too. The flowers are there so I know it’s soon!

  8. 8

    I love eggplant. Your recipe looks delicious.

  9. 9

    I think I would cry if I had a set of those knives in my kitchen, they are so beautiful!

  10. 10

    I love eggplant, and all that cheese looks amazing! 🙂

  11. 11

    Oh I just love that oozing melty cheese and tomato sauce! And I agree with you, there is no kitchen tool more valuable than a really great knife!

  12. 12

    ohh ohh ohh I want those knifes for my husband and the eggplant parm for me ;P

  13. 13
    Cherie Barnaby /

    That recipe looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it not to mention have a chance to win use knives. Nothing like a great set if knives. It’s the
    Most important thing in your kitchen next to your stove.

  14. 14
    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings /

    The stacks are absolutely beautiful and delicious!

  15. 15
    Michele fleitas /

    I love that you called those beautiful knives “kitchen jewelry”!

  16. 16
    MariaV /

    I wouldn’t want to leave my kitchen if I had those beautiful knives.

  17. 17

    Oh. My. Heck. I am absolutely in LOVE with those knives. They’re gorgeous beyond gorgeous. And the eggplant parm stacks? I have to make those for my eggplant lovin’ sisters!

  18. 18

    Eggplant is one of my faves! Yours look thick and delicious. Yum!

  19. 19

    These look AMAZING – that gooey cheese!! And could those knives be any more gorgeous? I doubt it.

  20. 20

    I signed up for the contest. Now I’m going to pretend like I don’t want them to help my chances because I’m afraid if I confess how much I really want them it will never happen. Love the recipe! 😉

  21. 21

    I love eggplant. I wish I had included it in my garden,,,, next year!

  22. 22
    Sabrina Parnell /

    Oh love the recipe and the knives are awesome. Thank you for such a great giveaway.

  23. 23

    What a great giveaway! I am a huge fan of eggplant so I love these stacks.

  24. 24

    What a fun and flavorful way to use eggplant! LOVE this knife giveaway too – they are so pretty!

  25. 25
    Suki /

    Oh my gosh….just looking at the picture of these eggplant stacks is making me drool!!! Those knives would add some nice bling to my countertops!! 😉

  26. 26

    This is a gorgeous and sexy knife! Oh how I’d be the queen of Dallas with this 😉 There are no words how fabulous NWKW is. Love those knifes!

  27. 27

    I realy like easy recipes. They make me want to cook more :).This is just one perfect example how simple food can be fantastic.


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