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Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Stacks

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings

We love eggplant Parmesan, but when it’s hot outside, the dish feels too heavy. Grilled eggplant slices topped with tomato, mozzarella and Parm satisfy everyone. —Joann Parlin, Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Stacks Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 large eggplant (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 log (1 pound) fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into sixteen slices
  • 1 large tomato, cut into eight slices
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh basil or parsley

Directions

  1. Trim ends of eggplant; cut eggplant crosswise into eight slices. Sprinkle with salt; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Blot eggplant dry with paper towels; brush both sides with oil and sprinkle with pepper. Grill, covered, over medium heat 4-6 minutes on each side or until tender. Remove from grill.
  3. Top eggplant with mozzarella cheese, tomato and Parmesan cheese. Grill, covered, 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese begins to melt. Top with basil.

Nutrition Facts

2 eggplant stacks: 449 calories, 31g fat (18g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 634mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 26g protein.

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