Michele Romano’s Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Michele’s delicious healthy eggplant parmesan recipe is the Leonardo da Vinci of Italian side dishes! Eggplant parmesan recipes can be prepared in a variety of ways. This top secret recipe is an Italian masterpiece and not as hard to make as one would think.

Serve with your favorite meat dish, a tangy Italian homemade vinegar and oil salad, some crusty Italian rolls and your family will have an unforgettable dining experience!

You will find it hard to believe this dish contains no meat, no pasta!

You can make eggplant parmesan gluten free!

Note: This recipe is based on an 8 x 8 inch glass dish. Double recipe for a 9 x 13 inch dish.

Michele Romano Recipes

Eggplant Parmesan Recipe


  • 1 large eggplant
  • ¾ cup flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup olive or grape seed oil
  • 1-¼ cup Passata strained tomatoes
  • ½ basil, torn basil leaves
  • 1-¼ mozzarella cheese, grated
  • ⅔ cup parmesan, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Thinly slice eggplant in rounds.
  3. Lightly coat each slice with flour.
  4. Heat ¼ cup of the oil in large fry pan.
  5. Quickly fry the eggplant in batches over moderately high heat until golden on both sides.
  6. Add oil as needed when frying.
  7. Place eggplant on paper towel as rounds are fried.
  8. Place a layer of eggplant, slightly overlapping in bottom of casserole dish.
  9. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  10. Spread ½ cup strained tomatoes over eggplant.
  11. Scatter ¼ cup fresh torn basil on top.
  12. Sprinkle with some mozzarella followed by some parmesan cheese.
  13. Continue with this layering process until you have used up all the ingredients.
  14. Bake for 30 minutes, remove from oven.
  15. Let set for 20 minutes before serving.

Serves: 4
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

Live Long & Mangia

Nutritional facts: Eggplant is low in calories, but rich in fiber content. It is been known to be effective in the treatment of high blood cholesterol. It also contains a list of B complex vitamins, as well a healthy list of minerals!

For more on eating healthy, I find The Health Benefits Times very informative.