Mozzarella Vegetable Eggplant Casserole
Our Vegetable Eggplant Casserole topped with mozzarella is as luscious to the eyes as it is to the taste buds.
1 Eggplant cut in 1/8" - 1/4" slices
2 - 3 eggs whisked or beaten
Gluten Free Crumbs,Garbanzo Bean Flour (or other gluten free flour)
Redmond Real Salt Natural Seasoned Salt
Pepper to taste
1 Zucchini cut in 1/8" slices
1 onion thin sliced
2 cloves garlic chopped
1/2 Green Pepper thin sliced
24 - 25 oz. jar unsweetened Marinara Sauce (I used Dell Amore)
1/2 tsp. +/- Sweet Basil
1/2 tsp. +/- Garlic Powder
Parmesan Cheese (Milk based or Dairy Free)
Almond Mozzarella Slices
Gluten Free Spaghetti (I used DeBoles Rice & Flax Spaghetti)
Dip the eggplant slices in the beaten eggs.
Mix gluten free crumbs with gluten free flour (I used Garbanzo Bean flour), Basil, Garlic, Seasoned Salt & Pepper to taste.
Dip the egg covered eggplant in the crumb mixture until coated.(Or shake in plastic bag with crumb mixture)
Place the coated eggplant slices on baking racks to dry.(They don't have to be really dry - just not wet!)
Meanwhile saute the other vegetables (zucchini, onion, garlic, green pepper) until al dente (i.e., "tender, crisp").
Add your choice of seasonings to the Marinara Sauce in a small pan, and warm on stove top. (I added Basil & Garlic)
Alternately layer the eggplant slices and the combined vegetables in an oven proof pan. (I used a 10"x15" Pyrex rectangular oven pan>)
Pour the Marinara Sauce over the the vegetables, and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese.
Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven, and cover the top with thin slices of Mozzarella cheese, and bake until melted. (The Almond Mozzarella melts wonderfully - See the photo.)
Boil the spaghetti according to directions, and serve the Vegetable Eggplant Casserole over the spaghetti.
Compare our more traditional (gluten free) Eggplant Parmesan with Vegetable Eggplant Casserole. CLICK HERE for all the steps to Eggplant Parm with photographs.
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