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Cheesy Marina Baked Eggplant Slices

20 Tasty Gluten-Free Dinner Recipes + Cheesy Eggplant Marinara

A vegetarian eggplant marinara, made with just 5 ingredients! Easy weeknight dinner. Plus 20 other gluten-free dinner recipes to inspire!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :45 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Amanda Paa

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cut top of eggplant. Slice horizontally into 1/2 inch thick slices. Toss with salt and let sit while oven heats up. After sitting for 30 minutes, pat eggplant dry with paper towels.
  • Arrange eggplant slices, laying flat, on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from oven.
  • In a shallow baking pan, spread about 1/2 cup marinara sauce on the bottom of the pan. Nestle eggplant slices into pan, it's fine if they are touching.
  • Put a dollop of marinara sauce onto each eggplant slice. Top with torn muenster slices, then a leaf of basil. Top each stack with another eggplant slice, then spread about 1 cup of sauce over the entire dish. Top with torn muenster slices, to cover the dish.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until dish is bubbling and cheese is golden brown. Remove from oven and top with more basil and red pepper flakes. Serve.