Microwave Eggplant Parmesan
I have always had trouble with eggplant recipes. Despite attempts at removing the bitter flavor eggplant naturally has, I couldn’t get it right. I instead ended up with salty, bitter eggplant. Yuck! However, somehow cooking eggplant in the microwave magically removes the bitter flavor. My mother stumbled upon this trick and I didn’t wait long to give it a go. At last, I am able to make tasty eggplant Parmesan.
People have asked me for ideas of what to make vegan dinner guests. This recipe is a great option because you can prepare it ahead of time and microwave it as your meal is coming together. It doesn’t take up precious space in the oven. It’s a great main dish for holiday meals.
Check out the nutritional information section at the bottom of this page.
|Total Time:||1 hour|
|Prep Time:||35 minutes|
|Cook time:||25 minutes|
- 1 egg replacer, prepared according to package. Flax gel may also be used.
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
- 3 cups panko bread crumbs
- 1 medium eggplant, peeled and cut into 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick slices
- 24 ounces spaghetti sauce
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 6 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1/2 cups shredded vegan Mozzarella style cheese
- 2 tablespoons vegan Parmesan cheese
- Combine almond milk and egg replacer in a bowl.
- In a second bowl, combine spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, onions, oregano, basil, and garlic.
- In a third bowl, combine vegan Mozzarella and vegan Parmesan cheese.
- Dip each slice of eggplant in almond milk mixture and then in bread crumbs.
- Spread a layer of spaghetti sauce mixture on bottom of microwave safe dish, top with a layer of eggplant and then a layer of vegan cheese.
- Repeat layers until ingredients are gone.
- Cover with microwave safe cover (see notes) and microwave on high for 15 minutes.
- Caution… very hot! Let sit in microwave for 10 minutes.
- Serve over pasta.
- Vegetarian and vegan
- Do not use saran wrap to cover this. It will likely melt due to how hot the dish gets in the microwave.
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|Servings per batch 6|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 307||Calories from Fat 81 (26%)|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 9g||14%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||10%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 50g||17%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||20%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|