Eggplant Parmesan

A healthy, filling vegetarian staple of Italian cuisine best known for its rich umami flavors.

Step 1
Paint sliced eggplant with melted ghee or extra-virgin olive oil. Grill or pan fry until done. In a casserole dish, layer eggplant with tomato and/or meat sauce, spoon ricotta and sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan, making 2-3 layers.

Step 2
Bake at 350° F until bubbly.

Step 3
Serve with a side salad for best results.

Serves: 6
Prep: 15-20 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes

  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 2-3 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 cups cooked ground beef, optional
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil or melted ghee

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