Olive Garden Eggplant Parmigiana Recipe

Olive Garden Eggplant Parmigiana Recipe

Olive garden eggplant parmigiana is a lovely, simple and delicious. The eggplant is perfectly seasoned in a tasty tomato sauce. It’s juicy, delicious and the perfect accompaniment to a simple pasta dish or a great one for any pizza party. In this blog, i will share with you a olive garden eggplant parmigiana recipe that is extremely delicious.

This quick recipe will fill you up with the yummy eggplant parmigiana that is so easy to make. This dish is perfect for a summer barbecue or picnic. It’s easy to prepare and is great for those who are just starting to learn about Italian cooking or for those looking for something a little different. It has a delicious pasta and Parmesan sauce, that’s topped with juicy eggplant and feta cheese. 

According to The Olive Garden, their eggplant parmigiana recipe has been a family favorite for nearly 20 years. That is a good recipe to use as a basis for creating your own eggplant parmigiana. The ingredients required for this recipe are simple and easy to find, not to mention that it’s delicious and super easy to make.

How To Make Olive Garden Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant parmigiana is a delicious, healthy dish which can be prepared with minimum ingredients and lots of flavors. This dish is a simple to prepare, but yet a little bit complicated if we want to make it a perfect dish. It’s an easy dish to make and always a hit at family and friends dinners. The simple and quick preparation of this recipe makes it unique and special. Give it a try today!

Ingredients

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large eggplant (approx 2 pounds)
  • 2 cups basic tomato sauce (recipe follows)
  • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves (chiffonade)
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella (sliced 1/8-inch thick)
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano (freshly grated)
  • 1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs (lightly toasted under broiler)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Basic tomato sauce:

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Spanish onion (1/4-inch dice)
  • 4 garlic cloves (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves, or 1 tablespoon dried
  • 1/2 medium carrot (finely grated)
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans peeled whole tomatoes (crushed by hand and juices reserved)
  • Salt (to taste)

Step By Step Instructions To Make Olive Garden Eggplant Parmigiana

For The Tomato Sauce

Step 1

Heat the olive oil in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic for about 8 to 10 minutes or until soft and golden brown.

Step 2

Stir in the thyme and carrot and cook for about 5 minutes more, until the carrot is quite soft.

Step 3

Add the tomatoes and juice and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to a simmer and simmer for 30 minutes until the mixture is thick like hot cereal.

Step 4

Add salt to taste. You can store this sauce in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

For The Eggplant Parmigiana

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a baking sheet by rubbing it with extra-virgin olive oil.

Step 2

Take each eggplant and slice it into 6 pieces about an inch thick. Place each disk on the oiled sheet and season lightly with salt and pepper. 

Step 3

Bake the eggplant slices for 12-15 minutes at 450 degrees F until they turn deep brown.

Step 4

Take the eggplants out of the oven. Cool the slices on a plate after removing them from the baking sheet.

Step 5

Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the four largest eggplant slices evenly apart in an 8 by 12-inch brownie pan. 

Step 6

Spread 1/4 cup tomato sauce over each slice and sprinkle with basil. Over each slice, place a slice of mozzarella and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. 

Step 7

Over each disk, place a small slice of eggplant and repeat with tomato sauce, basil, and both cheeses. Once all the ingredients have been layered, repeat the process.

Step 8

Toast the bread crumbs and sprinkle them over the top of the eggplant dish. Bake uncovered for about 20 minutes, until the cheese melts and the top turns light brown.serve right away.

In Closing

We hope you enjoyed this recipe for Olive Garden Eggplant Parmigiana. It’s a delicious dish, and it’s perfect for serving at home or when you’re out at a restaurant.  It’s a delicious way to eat eggplant as an appetizer. It’s a perfect dish for those who like thin crust pizzas. If you have any questions about this recipe, please leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!

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Olive Garden Eggplant Parmigiana Recipe

Olive Garden Eggplant Parmigiana Recipe

In this blog, i will share with you a olive garden eggplant parmigiana recipe that is extremely delicious.
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 474 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large eggplant (approx 2 pounds)
  • 2 cups basic tomato sauce (recipe follows)
  • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves (chiffonade)
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella (sliced 1/8-inch thick)
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano (freshly grated)
  • 1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs (lightly toasted under broiler)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Basic tomato sauce:

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Spanish onion (1/4-inch dice)
  • 4 garlic cloves (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves, or 1 tablespoon dried
  • 1/2 medium carrot (finely grated)
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans peeled whole tomatoes (crushed by hand and juices reserved)
  • Salt (to taste)

Instructions
 

For The Tomato Sauce

  • Heat the olive oil in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic for about 8 to 10 minutes or until soft and golden brown.
  • Stir in the thyme and carrot and cook for about 5 minutes more, until the carrot is quite soft.
  • Add the tomatoes and juice and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to a simmer and simmer for 30 minutes until the mixture is thick like hot cereal.
  • Add salt to taste. You can store this sauce in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

For The Eggplant Parmigiana

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a baking sheet by rubbing it with extra-virgin olive oil.
  • Take each eggplant and slice it into 6 pieces about an inch thick. Place each disk on the oiled sheet and season lightly with salt and pepper. 
  • Bake the eggplant slices for 12-15 minutes at 450 degrees F until they turn deep brown.
  • Take the eggplants out of the oven. Cool the slices on a plate after removing them from the baking sheet.
  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the four largest eggplant slices evenly apart in an 8 by 12-inch brownie pan. 
  • Spread 1/4 cup tomato sauce over each slice and sprinkle with basil. Over each slice, place a slice of mozzarella and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. 
  • Over each disk, place a small slice of eggplant and repeat with tomato sauce, basil, and both cheeses. Once all the ingredients have been layered, repeat the process.
  • Toast the bread crumbs and sprinkle them over the top of the eggplant dish. Bake uncovered for about 20 minutes, until the cheese melts and the top turns light brown.serve right away.
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