Eggplant-Ziti Parmesan


I come from a big Italian family, my mom made this all the time. Very delicious and very hardy. A great anytime meal. The secret to good eggplant is to peel and drain it, so it's not soggy. Serve with crusty italian bread, and a tossed salad, and you have a hearty meal. It seems like a lot of work but it's not. I hope you enjoy your meal.

Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 45 mins
8 servings


  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1 (16 ounce) package dry ziti pasta

  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded

  • ½ cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese

  • 1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce, or your favorite recipe

  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the eggplant slices in a bowl, and sprinkle with salt. Let drain over a bowl in the refrigerator for at least an hour. I like to do this overnight.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook for about 6 minutes, or until almost tender. It will cook the rest of the way in the oven. Drain. Mix together the ricotta cheese and eggs in a small bowl. Stir in half of the mozzarella cheese and Pecorino Romano cheese.

  3. Spread a thin layer of sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange layers of eggplant, cheese, ziti pasta, and more sauce all the way to the top of the pan. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese.

  4. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until heated through and cheese is lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

570 Calories
20g Fat
64g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 570
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 903mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 7g 23%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 713mg 55%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 709mg 15%

* 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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