Do you like eggplant? I wasn't sure either. It looks funny, feels funny and even kind of smells funny. But I gave it a shot because the deep purple was just so pretty under those fluorescent lights of the grocery store! Once I got home I realized I never really cooked an eggplant. So off to Pinterest I went. I reverted back to my favorite new website, skinnytaste, and got a loose idea from there. So here is lunch, my faux eggplant parmesan. Quick, easy, and only 4 ingredients. I sliced my eggplant into 1 inch slices and placed them in an ungreased pyrex pan. I poured some of my favorite pizza sauce on top(I am smitten with Don Peppino's, but use what you like!). Then I topped it with a 1/4 cup of shredded mexican cheese. This is all I had on hand, it would be good with mozzarella, cheddar, whatever. Cheese is cheese, it's melty and delicious and can do no wrong. I did another layer of eggplant, sauce & cheese, covered and baked it at 400 for about 35-40 minutes or until bubbly. Right before serving I sprinkled on some fresh basil, and there you have it!
I'm now and official eggplant lover! If you're counting calories, which I am, you can eat half of the entire recipe for about 265 calories. I could have easily eaten it all, it was that good. Happy Eating, Linds