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
Yields: 6 servings



  • 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


  1. Combine almond milk and egg replacer in a bowl.
  2. In a second bowl, combine spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, onions, oregano, basil, and garlic.
  3. In a third bowl, combine vegan Mozzarella and vegan Parmesan cheese.
  4. Dip each slice of eggplant in almond milk mixture and then in bread crumbs.
  5. 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.
  6. Repeat layers until ingredients are gone.
  7. Cover with microwave safe cover (see notes) and microwave on high for 15 minutes.
  8. Caution… very hot! Let sit in microwave for 10 minutes.
  9. 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.


Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Servings per batch 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 81 (26%)
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Monounsaturated Fat2g
Polyunsaturated Fat3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 1043mg 43%
Potassium666mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 11g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 11%
Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 9%
Iron 14%
* 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.


Microwave Eggplant Parmesan was last modified: October 29th, 2016 by Audrey

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