Melanzane alla Parmigiana – Eggplant Parmesan Gratin

It is again Meatless Monday and people are thinking about what meal to prepare for their families that doesn’t involve meat. This here is delicious and easy to make!

When friends come over for a quick lunch I enjoy making this gorgeous Italian dish!

It is ideal for flexitarians like me, but is equally loved by meat-eaters! It is very filling and brings a bit of Italian flavours into these wintery days, but is also ideal for those hot summer days in addition to a fresh green salad.

It is easy to make and very nourishing. Even my teenage son loves it!

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Recipe Melanzane alla Parmigiana

  • 4 little aubergines
  • 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 5 sundried tomatoes, cut into small pieces
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 branches of thyme
  • 100 g parmesan
  • 2 mozzarella balls
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • salt, freshly ground pepper

For 4

Preheat the grill in your oven. Cut the aubergines into lons slices. Salt and pepper. Put the slices of aubergines onto a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Cook for 10 minutes under the grill, turning them over after 5 minutes.

Cook the minced onions and garlic in a bit of oil. Add the tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, thyme and bay-leaf and let it simmer for 15 minutes.

Heat the oven to 200C. Cut the mozzarella into slices. Fill a dish with aubergine slices, tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan alternating them, finishing with parmesan.

Place into the oven for 40 minutes until the surface is bubbly. Serve as soon as it is ready.

Tip you can prepare this in advance and bake once you are ready to eat.
A trick to make young children eat it is to peel the aubergine and cut it into pieces than mix it under the other ingrédients 😉

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6 thoughts on “Melanzane alla Parmigiana – Eggplant Parmesan Gratin

  1. Danke! Ich werde das Rezept ausprobieren und meinem Vater als Willkommen servieren, wenn er aus dem Krankenhaus herauskommt.

      1. Thank you. He feels better …also thanks to the warm welcome including the delciious “surprise cake”… Your recipe is “approved” and has become part of our recipe collection. The obligatory spring diet can wait…. 😉😊 Life is too short to waste it! 🌼

  2. Ich habe mich heute an Deinen Auberginen-Auflauf rangewagt.
    Vielen Dank für das Rezept!!
    Ich war mir jedoch nicht sicher, in wie dicke Scheiben ich die Aubergine schneiden muss. Ich fürchte ich habe sie mit 1 cm zu dünn geschnitten.
    Viele Grüße,
    Stefanie

    1. Das freut mich Stefanie. Ich hoffe es schmeckt Dir! Ich habe es auch diese Woche auf meinem Speiseplan 😊 1 cm dürfte gehen. Nur dünner würde ich es nicht wirklich machen! Alles Gute und guten Appetit Caro

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