Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan in a white casserole dish on a white background

Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan

There’s nothing like a classic casserole for dinner! You’ll love this delicious Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan recipe.

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Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan in a white casserole dish on a white background
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Eggplant Parmesan

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 10
Calories: 359kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds (910 g) eggplant, sliced ⅛- to ¼-inch thick
  • ½ cup (60 g) gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) milk
  • 3 cups (720 g) seasoned gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • Oil , for frying
  • Kosher or fine sea salt , to taste
  • 3 cups (710 mL) tomato sauce (homemade or jarred)
  • 16 ounces (454 g) mozzarella cheese, freshly shredded from a block
  • 1 cup (100 g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil , for garnish

Instructions

  • Dredge the sliced eggplant in the flour, making sure each piece is coated on all sides.
  • Add the eggs and milk to a flat-bottomed bowl. Add the breadcrumbs to a second bowl, large enough for dredging.
  • Dip each piece of the flour-coated eggplant in the egg wash, making sure it’s coated in the egg, and then dredge in the breadcrumbs. Press the breadcrumbs onto the eggplant and then shake off any excess.
  • Add oil to a large skillet until ¼ - ½ inch of oil covers the bottom. Heat on medium heat until the oil is hot and shimmering. Fry the eggplant in batches until the eggplant is browned and crisp, about 1½ - 2 minutes per side. Drain the fried eggplant on a paper towel lined plate, and season with salt immediately. Repeat with the remaining eggplant.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • To assemble, add ½ cup of the sauce to the bottom of a 9x13-inch dish and evenly spread it over the bottom.
  • Top the sauce with a third of the eggplant, making sure it completely covers the bottom. Cover the eggplant with ½ cup of sauce, a third of the mozzarella, and a third of the Parmesan cheese.
  • Arrange another third of the eggplant on top of the cheese and then cover the eggplant with 1 cup of sauce, half the remaining mozzarella, and half the remaining Parmesan cheese.
  • Spread the final layer of eggplant over the top of the cheese and evenly coat with 1 cup of sauce. Top with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake on the center rack for 30 minutes or until bubbling. Garnish with fresh basil before serving.

Notes

  • I skip salting the sliced eggplant to release the moisture and bitterness to save time but taste and texture wise, it doesn’t seem to make a difference. This Eggplant Parmesan isn’t watery, and the fried eggplant has a crisp exterior and soft, melt-in-your mouth center.
  • Make homemade sauce with garden fresh tomatoes if you have an abundance! For a shortcut, use your favorite gluten-free tomato sauce.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Eggplant Parmesan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 844mg35%
Potassium 520mg15%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 808IU16%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 372mg37%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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