Turn one of our favorite Italian dishes into your new favorite casserole with our Eggplant Parmesan Casserole recipe. Buon appetito!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Parmesan Cheese, divided
1 eggplant (1-1/2 lb.), cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese
3/4 cup milk
3 cloves garlic, minced
6 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil, divided
16 KRAFT Slim Cut Mozzarella Cheese Slice s
1 large tomato, thinly sliced
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 400°F.
Cover 2 baking sheets with parchment. Combine bread crumbs and 1/4 cup Parmesan in shallow dish. Reserve 2 Tbsp. crumb mixture for later use. Spray both sides of 1 eggplant slice with cooking spray; dip in remaining bread crumb mixture, turning to evenly coat both sides of eggplant slice. Place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining eggplant slices.
Bake 30 min. or until eggplant is tender and golden brown, turning after 15 min.
Meanwhile, microwave cream cheese in medium microwaveable bowl on HIGH 40 sec. Gradually whisk in milk until blended. Stir in garlic and 1/4 cup basil.
Spread 1/4 cup cream cheese sauce onto bottom of 9-inch pie plate sprayed with cooking spray. Top with layers of 1/3 of the eggplant, 4 cheese slices, 1/4 cup of the remaining Parmesan and 1/3 cup of the remaining cream cheese sauce; repeat layers twice. Top with tomatoes, remaining cheese slices and reserved crumb mixture.
Bake 25 min. or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining basil.
Balance out your favorite dishes with smart sides, such as steamed vegetables or a crisp mixed green salad.
Substitute KRAFT Shredded Parmesan, Romano, and Asiago Cheeses for the KRAFT Shredded Parmesan Cheese.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 11g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 16g
Dietary Fibers 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.