Italian Eggplant

Italian Eggplant (1)

Layers of breaded eggplant, warm marinara sauce, and gooey Daiya cheese are the ultimate comfort food, making this the perfect recipe for a rainy evening. Mozzarella would be a bit more Italian, but my kids prefer this recipe with Daiya’s cheddar.


  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded Daiya cheese
  1. Peel and thinly slice the eggplant. Place in a colander and sprinkle with the salt; let stand for 20 minutes, then rinse and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and olive oil. Add the eggplant slices and toss to coat.
  3. Alternate adding the eggplant and the marinara sauce to a 9×13-inch baking dish, beginning and ending with the sauce. Sprinkle with the cheese.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes.

Italian Eggplant (2)


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