Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan Will Make You Want To Eat Your Veggies
If you’re looking to skip the carbs — but not the flavor — of pasta, this is the recipe for you. This recipe for stuffed eggplant parmesan from Delish takes marina sauce, roasted tomatoes, parmesan cheese and all the other things you love about a traditional pasta dish and serves it up in an eggplant that’s baked to perfection. So yeah, you’re definitely not going to miss the noodles when you’ve got this deliciousness on your plate.
You can create this perfect dish by taking an eggplant, cutting it in half and hollowing out the center. But don’t discard it! The meat of the eggplant will later be mixed with marinara sauce, juicy tomatoes and more to create a yummy filling.
A video from the Delish YouTube channel walks you through how to make this vegetarian dish, but be warned — you will be craving this for dinner tonight after you watch it. Just thought you should know that going in:
Once this comes out of the oven, it can be served on its own, alongside a salad, on top of a bed of spiralized zucchini or however you see fit!
And if this recipe didn’t leave you missing the noodles, but did have you longing for meat, you can always try this version from the Just A Little Bit Of Bacon blog, which bakes ground beef, red onion and more right into a beautiful eggplant boat.
Already impressed by the versatility of eggplant? While it’s admittedly hard to beat a classic lasagna, eggplant makes a great substitute for noodles in all sorts of Italian dishes. So the next time you find yourself craving lasagna, but not wanting to sabotage your diet, try layering slices of eggplant in between marinara, ricotta and mozzarella cheese in the place of noodles, just as this recipe from Primavera Kitchen suggests:
So, eggplant parm for dinner, anyone?