Eggplant Parmigiana with Margherita® Pepperoni


A family favorite layered with lightly breaded eggplant, savory pepperoni, tangy tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 2 (16 ounce) eggplants

  • ¼ cup Olive oil as needed

  • 4 eggs

  • 4 tablespoons water

  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

  • 4 ½ cups seasoned bread crumbs, divided

  • 2 cups marinara sauce

  • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves, chiffonade

  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella, sliced 1/8-inch thick

  • 8 ounces deli-sliced Margherita® pepperoni, sliced thin


  1. Slice each eggplant lengthwise into slices about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.

  2. In a large skillet, add olive oil (approximately 1/4 inch deep) and heat for frying.

  3. In a bowl, mix eggs and water together. On a large plate, mix grated Parmigiana-Reggiano cheese and 4 cups seasoned breadcrumbs together. Dip eggplant into the egg mixture, then the breadcrumb mixture. Place breaded eggplant slices into skillet and fry until golden brown, rotating once if necessary. Remove from skillet.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  5. In an 8 by 12-inch baking dish, place the 4 largest eggplant slices, evenly spaced apart from each other. Over each slice, spread 1/4 cup of tomato sauce and sprinkle with a teaspoon of basil. Place one slice of mozzarella and 3 slices pepperoni over each slice and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon grated Parmigiano. Place the smaller slices of eggplant over each of the disks and repeat with tomato sauce, basil, pepperoni and the 2 cheeses. Repeat the layering again until all the ingredients are used.

  6. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs over the top of the eggplant dish, and bake uncovered until the cheese is melted and the tops turn light brown, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1505 Calories
79g Fat
128g Carbs
67g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1505
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 79g 101%
Saturated Fat 33g 167%
Cholesterol 337mg 112%
Sodium 4267mg 186%
Total Carbohydrate 128g 47%
Dietary Fiber 18g 64%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 67g
Vitamin C 15mg 75%
Calcium 1132mg 87%
Iron 11mg 59%
Potassium 1368mg 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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