Baked "Fried" Breaded Eggplant


This oven-fried eggplant is a delicious alternative to deep-fried eggplant; easy and quick to make in the oven! I came up with this idea when looking for an easier way to make this family favorite!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided

  • 2 cups dry unseasoned bread crumbs

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, or more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano, or to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 splash water

  • 1 eggplant, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch rounds


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; coat with about 1 teaspoon olive oil.

  2. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Combine eggs with a splash of water in a separate shallow dish.

  3. Dip eggplant slices in egg mixture, then press into bread crumb mixture to coat both sides; arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle the remaining 2 teaspoons oil over breaded eggplant slices.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.


If desired brownness is not achieved with baking, you can always put the pan under the broiler until desired brownness is reached.

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)

289 Calories
9g Fat
40g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 549mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 213mg 16%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 124mg 3%

* 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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