Gluten Free Eggplant Parmesan

Gluten Free Eggplant Parmesan

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It’s Farmers Market Week! I just love all the fresh produce of summertime, don’t you? It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new recipe but what could be better than a glorious comeback with a farmers’ market classic: a Gluten Free Eggplant Parmesan. Such a delicious, easy, Italian meal that screams summer to me!

That deep purple color of eggplant. The crispy outside. The fresh herbs. The tangy Parmesan. Eggplant Parmesan is just the best. And it’s really easy to make! You can even make it grain free if you wanted. I have a really old recipe for that too, if you’re so inclined. Find that recipe here: Almond Encrusted Eggplant Parmesan. But this recipe is what I use most often. It utilizes Aleia’s gf panko crumbs which just give these slices of eggplant the most delicious crunch. It’s also lactose free as it skips the dairy heavy mozzarella in favor of Parmesan. Mmm, bellissimo! Try this gluten free eggplant Parmesan recipe. You absolutely won’t regret it. 

Gluten Free Eggplant Parmesan


  • 1 large eggplant sliced into 1/2 inch slices
  • 2 large eggs whisked
  • 1 cup gluten free breadcrumbs I like aleia’s best
  • 1 tbsp Italian herbs seasoning
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 2 cups Marinara sauce
  • cooking oil for frying I used EVOO but any you like is fine


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.

  2. Mix breadcrumbs, herbs, and salt together in a shallow dish.

  3. In separate dish, whisk eggs together.

  4. Slice eggplant into 1/2 inch slices. Dip first into egg and then breadcrumb mixture.

  5. Fry in hot oil for 2-3 minutes in each side, or until golden brown. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.

  6. Top with heated marinara sauce and a sprinkle of Parmesan.

  7. Serve hot over pasta of choice. Enjoy!

Farmer’s Market Week is always the first week in August. Whether you have a great local farm stand or market, are a member of a CSA or purchase your fruits and vegetables at the supermarket, follow our Pinterest board, for great recipes including those for appetizers, drinks, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and more. Also, be sure to check out all the amazing farmers market week recipes below! 


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