Eggplant Napoleon


Breaded, pan-fried eggplant is sandwiched around tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil in this layered eggplant Napoleon dish. Serve alongside pasta with fresh tomato and basil sauce, and wow your guests with the beautiful presentation.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 eggplant stacks


  • 6 large eggs

  • 1 ½ cups Italian-seasoned bread crumbs

  • 2 medium eggplant

  • cooking spray

  • 18 leaves fresh basil, or as needed

  • 6 slices Roma tomato

  • 6 large slices of fresh mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).

  2. Whisk eggs together in a bowl. Place bread crumbs into another bowl.

  3. Peel eggplant; cut into twelve 1/3-inch-thick slices. Dip each slice into eggs; lift up so excess drips back into the bowl. Press into bread crumbs until both sides are evenly coated.

  4. Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Working in batches, cook breaded eggplant slices until crispy on the bottom, 2 to 4 minutes. Spray the tops with cooking spray, then flip and cook until eggplant is tender and the other side is browned, 2 to 4 minutes more. Transfer to a plate.

  5. Arrange six eggplant slices in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Top each slice with several basil leaves, one tomato slice, and one mozzarella slice; cover with remaining eggplant slices.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is softened, but not melted, 5 to 10 minutes.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

406 Calories
19g Fat
36g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 406
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 231mg 77%
Sodium 686mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 9g 30%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 14mg 71%
Calcium 431mg 33%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 731mg 16%

* 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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