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Using a spatula to serve a slice of baked eggplant parmesan.

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: serves 6
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Flavorful Baked Eggplant Parmesan is made with layers of sliced eggplant coated with an almond flour and Parmesan cheese mixture, marinara sauce and mozzarella, all baked to golden brown perfection. A vegetarian dinner option that always gets rave reviews!


Units Scale
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more to taste
  • Ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 medium eggplants, sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar marinara sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil, plus more for serving
  • Crusty bread, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper and coat the parchment with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the almond flour, ½ cup of the Parmesan, the Italian seasoning, the salt, and a sprinkle of pepper.
  3. In another shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs and water and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Dip each eggplant slice into the egg wash, then sprinkle the almond flour/Parmesan mixture over both sides. Place on the prepared baking sheets. Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray.
  5. Roast for 15 minutes, flip the eggplant slices, and continue roasting for another 15 minutes or so, until soft inside and golden and crisp on the outside.
  6. Spread 1 cup of the marinara in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish and spread evenly. Add a layer of baked eggplant slices. Top with another 1 cup sauce. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the mozzarella, ¼ cup of the remaining Parmesan, and about half of the basil. Add another layer of baked eggplant slices and top with the remaining 1 cup sauce. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese, remaining ¼ cup Parmesan, and remaining basil.
  7. Bake until the top is bubbly and golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Cut into 6 pieces and ENJOY!


Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, however the eggplant will lose some of its crispiness as it sits. Rewarm in the microwave or in a 350°F oven for 5-10 minutes.

We do not recommend freezing this dish. As it thaws, the high water content in the veggie will result in it becoming a bit mushy and soggy.

  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 260
  • Sugar: 3.5 g
  • Sodium: 820.7 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.1 g
  • Protein: 22.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 78.8 mg

Keywords: eggplant parmesan, baked eggplant parmesan