Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan
- 1 1/2 c. marinara, divided
- 2 medium eggplants, halved
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 c. chopped tomatoes
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 2 1/2c. c. shredded mozzarella, divided
- 1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan
- 1/4 c. Italian bread crumbs
- Freshly sliced basil, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350°. Spread 1 cup of marinara over the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Using a spoon, hollow out eggplants, leaving about a 1/2-inch-thick border around skin to create a boat; transfer to baking dish. Roughly chop scooped-out eggplant flesh.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook until soft, 5 minutes. Stir in chopped eggplant and season with oregano, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until golden and tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute.
- Transfer mixture to a bowl and add tomatoes, egg, 1 cups of mozzarella, and remaining 1/2 cup marinara. Mix until just combined, then scoop into eggplant boats. Top with remaining 1 cup mozzarella, Parmesan, and bread crumbs.
- Bake until eggplants are tender and cheese is golden, about 50 minutes.
- Garnish with basil before serving.
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