Eggplant Parmesan with Spinach Ricotta

This is one of my old favorites! A little twist on the old classic, the Eggplant Parmesan, but what a twist it is!!

Ingredients:

1 medium Eggplant
1 cup of Italian bread crumbs
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
2 eggs
salt, pepper
1 lb Ricotta cheese
1 6 oz bag of spinach
1/2 cup mozzarella
salt, pepper
Marinara sauce
Mozzarella for topping

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Beat egg with some salt and pepper in one bowl, mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and a little salt and pepper in another dish.

3. Skin and cut eggplant into about 1/2 inch slices.

4. Batter the eggplant first in crumbs then in egg then in crumbs again.
5. Place into oiled baking pan.

6. Cover with some foil. Cook for about 10 minutes. Take off the foil and flip the eggplants. Cook for another 10 minutes.
~While cooking eggplant…..prepare the ricotta cheese.

7. Steam the spinach until done. Squeeze and add to a mixing bowl.
8. Add, salt pepper, ricotta and mozzarella cheese to the spinach. Mix well.

9. Spread ricotta/spinach mixture on top of the eggplant.

10. Spread some marinara sauce on top of the mixture.

11. Bake for another 10-15 minutes.
Sprinkle with some mozzarella cheese.

Enjoy!!

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Comments

  1. Saying hi from the girl creative blog hop–that looks DELICIOUS! Will you please come to my house and make me dinner tonight? :-) I’ve been a little scared to cook with eggplant–I don’t know why, it just looks intimidating to me–but this looks good enough to convince me to try!

    Rachel

  2. And I’m sold–I’m your newest follower!

    Rachel

  3. mmmmmm….<——-drooling! thanks for sharing:D

  4. This looks delicious, I have never had eggplant before, this makes me want to try! I am your newest follower! I am having my first giveaway on my blog, come on over and enter! Good luck with the soft pretzels, the are easy and yummy!

    Carlee,
    ladybirdln.blogspot.com

  5. I love that you bake the eggplant, and not fry it… Will definitely try this recipe soon, maybe this weekend! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. They look perfect. I wish I had a bite!

  7. That sounds and looks awesome!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, let me know if you make the Toy Story cake :)

  8. This looks delicious! I’d like to invite you to link it up to my Recipe Exchange! It would be a wonderful addition. Hope to see you there!

    Krista

  9. Yum! That looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

  10. That looks yummy too!! I will have to try this recipe :)

    Thanks for the nice comment and the follow. I am your newest follower as well!

  11. found you on girl creative I am so making this thanks

  12. Oh wow, this recipe sounds so yummy!!!

  13. Hi Lyuba,
    This is a great recipe and just looks delicious. I would like to invite you to bring a dish to my Full Plate Thursday. Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

  14. I too have been too scared to cook with eggplant but this looks delicious and almost fool proof! Thanks!

  15. eggplant parm is one of my favorites…i love your addition of the spinach and ricotta…a lovely hearty veggie meal! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

  16. Hi I’m your newest follower, Heather! I can’t wait to make this!! I love the step-by-step directions & all the pictures!

    Have a blessed day!

    Heather @ Catfish Kisses


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