Crock Pot Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant Parmigiana
Eggplant Parmigiana. Diana Rattray
Ratings (8)
  • Total: 5 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • Yield: 6 to 8 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
428 Calories
27g Fat
26g Carbs
22g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This eggplant Parmesan is layered and baked in the slow cooker. The eggplant is first coated with crumbs and sauteed.

This cooking method is a good alternative to the oven. It's especially good for the summertime,  because the slow cooker doesn't heat the kitchen up like the oven does. 

Serve the eggplant with hot cooked spaghetti or other pasta, or just add a tossed salad or Caesar salad to complete the meal.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium to large eggplant (peeled)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3​ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 32 ounces marinara sauce
  • 16 ounces mozzarella cheese (sliced or shredded)

Steps to Make It

  1. Cut the eggplant in 1/2-inch slices; place in bowl in layers, sprinkling each layer with salt. Let stand 30 minutes to drain excess moisture; dry on paper towels.

  2. In a shallow bowl beat the eggs with 1/3 cup water and the flour. Dip the eggplant slices in batter, letting excess drip off.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté the eggplant slices in batches just until lightly browned, turning to brown both sides.

  4. Combine seasoned bread crumbs with the Parmesan cheese in a small bowl.

  5. In the crock pot, layer one-quarter of the eggplant, top with one-quarter of the crumbs, one-quarter of the marinara sauce and one-quarter of the Mozzarella cheese. Repeat to make four layers of eggplant, crumbs, sauce and mozzarella cheese.

  6. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 5 hours.

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