Parmigiana eggplant: the original recipe and 10 variations

The origins of the eggplant Parmigiana recipe are lost over time and between different regions of your country. Depending on the region we are in or simply on the family traditions Eggplant Parmesan they are prepared fried or baked, seasoned with tomato sauce or plain, in a single layer or in several layers to form a high timbale.

Here is a collection of recipes to prepare the Eggplant Parmesan from which you can choose your favorite version.


Parmigiana eggplant, the original recipe

The origins of the eggplant parmigiana are disputes between Emilia your city, Campania and your city. The preparation of eggplant parmigiana can take place with some variations depending on the regions and cities but also on the family that keeps its traditional recipe. It's hard to say what the real original recipe is. Here you will find two basic recipes of eggplant Parmigiana to take inspiration from.


Parmigiana eggplant, Sicilian recipe

: Agave in a city

Parmigiana aubergines according to Sicilian recipe, especially from Palermo, are not a tall, multi-layered timbale like in other versions of this dish. In a city, aubergines parmigiana are prepared with a single layer of fried aubergines in slices, slightly overlapping one on top of the other, covered with tomato sauce and a rich sprinkling of grated caciocavallo. Here is a recipe to inspire you.


Parmigiana eggplant, Neapolitan recipe

: Arianna's kitchen

Parmigiana aubergines are prepared according to the Neapolitan recipe in several layers starting with long purple aubergines to which to add tomato sauce, basil, eggs, mozzarella and parmesan. Here the recipe.

Parmigiana eggplant, Emilian recipe

: Emilian farmhouses

According to the Emilian recipe, parmigiana aubergines are prepared with fried aubergines, traditional Parmigiano Reggiano, tomato sauce, onion, basil and caciocavallo. Here the recipe.

Parmesan aubergines [grilled]

For your eggplant Parmesan, if you want to avoid frying you can decide to grill the aubergines before composing the recipe, so as to obtain a lighter dish. Here all the instructions.

Grandma's aubergine parmigiana

: Grandma's recipes

Parmigiana aubergines according to the 'grandmother's' recipe are prepared with peeled tomatoes, mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil and flour. The final cooking takes place in the oven. Here the recipe.

Vegan eggplant parmesan

: Mirror and surroundings

Who wants to prepare the eggplant Parmigiana version vegan you can omit the cheeses or replace them with vegetable cheeses according to your tastes. Here is a recipe from which to take inspiration.


White eggplant parmigiana

: Mission

Parmigiana aubergines can be prepared in white, without tomato sauce, replacing this dressing with homemade béchamel and / or adding mozzarella. Here the recipe.

Parmigiana eggplant with Thermomix

: Mommy stuff

Il kitchen robot it will help you prepare the eggplant parmigiana even more quickly because you can use it to better mix the ingredients, to cook the sauce and the aubergines. Here the recipe.

Gluten-free eggplant parmigiana

: Zero Gluten

Some recipes to prepare parmesan eggplant involve using wheat flour or breadcrumbs. To prepare gluten-free eggplant parmigiana you will have to avoid these ingredients or choose them in version gluten-free. Here the recipe.

Parmigiana eggplant without mozzarella

: My Little Kitchen

Not all recipes to prepare aubergine parmigiana include mozzarella, in many cases the cheese but you can still choose your favorite cheese for a customized version. Here the recipe.

What is your secret recipe for making Eggplant Parmesan?

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