How to Make Melanzane Alla Parmigiana (Aubergine and Mozzarella Bake)

Updated on December 12, 2019
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I love making Italian dishes and I enjoy giving tips on how to make them.

Melanzane alla parmigiana is a classic Italian dish that has fried eggplant slices covered with tomato sauce and cheese, then baked. Here is a recipe on how to make this classic dish.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
Yields: 6-8 servings


  • 1 kg aubergine (eggplant), sliced
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 2 potatoes, sliced
  • 750 grams tomato paste
  • 300 grams mozzarella, sliced
  • 70 grams Parmigiano Reggiano, grated
  • Oregano
  • Basil leaves
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Wash aubergine and cut off the tops. Cut vertically into 1/2-cm slices.
  2. Warm oil in a pan. Fry the sliced aubergine.
  3. Take two onions and dice them.
  4. Cut potatoes horizontally and fry them (optional).
  5. Add some oil to a pot. Add the onions and fry. Once the onions are light brown, add tomato paste, oregano, basil leaves, black pepper, and salt. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Once all the tastes are mixed in the sauce, turn off the flame.
  6. In an oven-safe dish, lay the first layer of potatoes (optional). Next, add a layer of aubergine, then sauce, then mozzarella. Repeat the layers until you've run out of ingredients.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes at 200 degrees.

Step 1:

Wash aubergine (eggplant).
Wash aubergine (eggplant).
Eggplants after the tops have been removed.
Eggplants after the tops have been removed.

Step 2:

Cut aubergine vertically into 1/2-cm slices.
Cut aubergine vertically into 1/2-cm slices.

Step 3:

Step 4:

Two onions
Two onions
Diced onions
Diced onions

Step 5:

Two potatoes
Two potatoes
Sliced potatoes
Sliced potatoes
Fry the potatoes
Fry the potatoes

Step 6:

Put some oil in pot
Put some oil in pot
Tomato sauce
Tomato sauce
Prepared sauce after adding ingredients
Prepared sauce after adding ingredients

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Step 7:

Layer of potatoes
Layer of potatoes
Layer of sauce
Layer of sauce
Putting the prepared dish in preheated oven
Putting the prepared dish in preheated oven

Step 8:

Nutrition Facts
Calories 405
Calories from Fat144
% Daily Value *
Fat 16 g25%
Saturated fat 9 g45%
Carbohydrates 49 g16%
Sugar 23 g
Fiber 14 g56%
Protein 25 g50%
Cholesterol 49 mg16%
Sodium 542 mg23%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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    • lizmalay profile image


      8 months ago from USA

      This dish reminds me when I was a student in Italy, an Italian lady (Signora) cooked this dish for me. Thanks for sharing the recipe!


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