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Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

I hope you'll enjoy making (and consuming) this delicious Eggplant Parmesan as much as I did! It's relatively easy to make and it can be done in under 45 minutes - prep included.

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Recipe ID:

Name:

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

Serving Size:

Couple

Complexity:

Medium

Time Frame:

45 minutes

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

30 minutes

Calories:

750 per serving

Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

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Ingredient List:

Here's the ingredient list for a couples serving size.

Also, in order to make everything easier for you, we've listed both Imperial & Metric measurement systems for the individual ingredients. 

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Metric

  • 1 medium sized eggplant
  • 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour (or other flour of your choice!)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp Vegan Parmesan (or sub 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast)
  • 2 tsp fresh oregano (dried is ok if you can't find it!)
  • 1 tsp of thyme
  • 1/4 tsp himalayan salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plain almond milk or plain soy milk
  • Pasta & sauce
  • 8 ounces of your choice of pasta
  • 2 cups of marinara sauce
  • 1 medium sized eggplant
  • 30 g unbleached all-purpose flour (or other flour of your choice!)
  • 130 g bread crumbs
  • 30 g Vegan Parmesan (or sub 15 g nutritional yeast)
  • pinch of fresh oregano (dried is ok if you can't find it!)
  • pinch of thyme
  • pinch himalayan salt
  • 70 g unsweetened plain almond milk or plain soy milk
  • Pasta & sauce
  • 200 g of your choice of pasta
  • 450 g of marinara sauce

how to make eggplant parmesan:

  • Slice eggplant into thin rounds slightly less than 1/2 inch thick, and sprinkle each side with himalayan sea salt.
  • While waiting, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C) and line a baking sheet with foil and add nonstick spray. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan for the pasta.
  • Prepare your separate areas by placing almond milk (or soy milk) and cornstarch in one bowl; flour in another bowl; and bread crumbs and sea salt, oregano, thyme and and vegan parmesan (or nutritional yeast) in another bowl.
  • Dip eggplant slices in flour, then almond milk mixture, then breadcrumbs. Arrange on the baking sheet and put in the oven to bake for a total of 20-30 minutes.
  • While eggplant is browning in the oven, prepare the marinara sauce.
  • Once done cooking, drain pasta and place aside.
  • Serve and enjoy!

COOK'S NOTE

One major ingredient that most vegan cheese recipes calls for that is not necessarily well-known is nutritional yeast. Nutritional yeast is a food additive made from a single-celled organism, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae ,which is grown on molasses and then harvested, washed and dried with heat to deactivate it. 

It doesn’t grow like regular yeast so it has no leavening ability. It is completely vegan and can be found online, in natural health food stores and some grocery stores.

Vegan Parmesan can be found in many stores! Look for the brand Daiya.

Gourmet Note

If you enjoy a more savory dish with tons of flavor- add fresh basil and garlic! This recipe can also be made gluten free by choosing gluten free pasta and gluten-free flour.

Ashley Woodward
 

I'm currently 31 and based out of sunny Sacramento, CA. I’m a mother of 2 beautiful kids, a certified nutritionist and fitness buff that’s spent years dialing in the perfect diet. My goal here is to help as many people as possible learn about the benefits of eating vegan, and want to share my passion with other people who also have a love for cooking and trying new recipes.

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