Thanks to Viva Italia Days at Publix: Hunts Tomatoes, Progresso™ Brand Products, Kraft Parmesan Cheese, Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Breads, Betty Crocker™ Cookies for sponsoring today’s discussion
One of my favorite meatless meals is Eggplant Parmesan. Lately I have been craving Italian food so I was excited that Publix is hosting Viva Italia days (pregnant much?) Today I am sharing a quick skillet Eggplant Parmesan recipe my family (including our baby to be) loves.
One of the great things about Italian food is how easy it is to prepare. Don’t get me wrong, I know an excellent sauce can take hours because I have done it but the variety of products available from Hunts, Progresso and Kraft makes preparing dishes like this skillet eggplant parm quick and easy. This is a great meal to prepare as a family. The kids can help with layering the ingredients in the pot. And did I mention it’s delicious? It is! So get ready to enjoy #VivaItaliaNight with Publix.
One of my favorite things about Hunts tomatoes is the fact that they come in a No Salt option. It is very important to me to buy products with limited salt because The Hubs has high blood pressure. For this dish using the Progresso Italian Style breadcrumbs made up for seasoning also saved me the time I normally take to prepare breadcrumbs from scratch. All of this is a win for this mom of a busy two year-old. Not to mention being 7 months pregnant!
- 1 Medium Eggplant
- 1 Can Hunts Diced Tomatoes
- 2 Cups Progresso Italian Style Breadcrumbs
- Kraft Parmesan Cheese
- Kraft Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 16-oz jar Marinara Sauce
- 1/4 Vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- Fresh Basil leaves
- Oregano to taste
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Wash and slice eggplant in medium slices. Set aside
- In a shallow bowl beat eggs. Place breadcrumbs in a plate.
- Dip eggplant slices in eggwash and then coat each side with breadcrumbs.
- Heat 1-2 tablespoons of oil in skillet over medium heat.
- Cook eggplant 1-2 minutes per side until golden brown.
- Wipe out pot and then pour in marinara sauce with diced tomatoes to form a 1 inch sauce base.
- Place 4-5 eggplant slices in pot. Sprinkle parmesan, mozzarella, basil leaves and seasoning.
- Repeat process until all the eggplant slices are used.
- Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted.
- Serve immediately.
- Enjoy with Pillsbury refrigerated bread.
Ready to enjoy Italian nights with your family? Visit ReadyPlanSave for coupons and recipes and then head to Publix to pick up all your ingredients. The in-store event runs from 2/19 – 3/4. You can product specific recipes and coupons here.
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LaShawnFebruary 19, 2015 at 10:19 PM
My mother used to fry egglpant for us when we were kids. I love your recipe!!!
M JFebruary 19, 2015 at 10:33 PM
Thanks LaShawn. Oh yummy. What did she season it with. I love eggplant. So versatile and a great replacement for meat.
Starla BFebruary 23, 2015 at 2:19 AM
So crazy because this is exactly what I would choose to make with those brands. Looks so yummy and I have always LOVED eggplant. Great job MJ- great photos,too! <3
M JFebruary 25, 2015 at 2:14 PM
Yes Starla. It was the first thing that came to mind.
s.w.February 24, 2015 at 6:19 PM
Love the recipe! Looks absolutley delicious!
M JFebruary 25, 2015 at 2:14 PM
Thank you. Hope you try it.
KristenFebruary 24, 2015 at 10:51 PM
I love eggplant parm but I never make it at home. This looks pretty easy!
M JFebruary 25, 2015 at 2:13 PM
It is super easy Kristen. Give it a shot.
StacieFebruary 25, 2015 at 2:13 PM
You know, I have never had Eggplant. I love veggies but I’m a little afraid of this one. That recipe looks so good though, I may have to change my mind.
M JFebruary 25, 2015 at 2:24 PM
Stacie, you will love it. It has a very subtle taste that picks up flavors and spices well. I usually make an Indian dish called baba ganoush with it. I also love it sauteed with Asian spices.
Carin Kilby ClarkFebruary 25, 2015 at 4:07 PM
I’ve never had eggplant but this looks sooo good!
M JFebruary 25, 2015 at 4:10 PM
OMG Carin. You totally have to try eggplant especially if you are looking for a filling meat substitute. I love it and it is so versatile.
Siobhan (BeFree Project)February 25, 2015 at 11:33 PM
I love eggplant parmesan but I’ve never made it from scratch. I always buy the breaded kind at Trader Joes. Your recipe seems very simple and it looks delicious. I’ll be giving this recipe a try. Thanks!
M JFebruary 26, 2015 at 3:10 PM
Oh Siobhan. It is super easy. Sometimes I just bread it and bake it without frying. Super easy. Give it a shot.
Realia MFebruary 26, 2015 at 4:08 PM
great recipe idea! i love eggplant
AdannaFebruary 26, 2015 at 9:32 PM
I love eggplant Parmesan but I’ve never made it myself. I’m looking forward to trying your recipe:
Vashti (veepeejay.com)February 26, 2015 at 10:06 PM
The husband has been asking me to make this forever lol. I tried once and it didn’t turn out that great. I’ll try your recipe because it looks so yummy!
LaurenFebruary 28, 2015 at 8:46 PM
This looks so yummy!
Laura JMarch 1, 2015 at 5:56 PM
Oh that looks so good! I love eggplant, but have not cooked with it for years. Oh I am so excited to try this! YUM
M JMarch 6, 2015 at 5:35 AM
Give it ago Laura and enjoy.
NeiddyMarch 2, 2015 at 2:30 AM
This recipe looks delicious and easy to make and the best part is that is made with ingredients I already buy. Thanks for sharing
M JMarch 6, 2015 at 5:30 AM
You’re welcome Neiddy. Let me know if you make it.