Grilled Eggplant Parmesan in Pan


Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

4 Servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes

Diet Style


Tools You'll Need

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Chef's knife
  • 2 baking sheets
  • 8x10 baking dish
  • Grill or grill pan


  • 1 large eggplant, sliced into ¼ inch thick rounds (14-16 slices)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 15 oz. can crushed tomatoes, low sodium and no sugar added
  • 12 slices Provolone cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan
  • Fresh chopped basil for garnish


  1. Preheat Oven

    Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Combine Herbs and Seasonings

    Combine thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

  3. Arrange Tomatoes

    Arrange the tomatoes in a single layer on a sheet pan, drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with thyme mixture.

  4. Roast

    Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, or until tender, and remove from oven.

  5. Preheat Grill

    Meanwhile, preheat grill or grill pan.

  6. Arrange Eggplant

    Arrange eggplant in a single layer on a sheet pan.

  7. Season Eggplant

    Brush eggplant with olive oil on both sides and liberally season with salt and pepper.

  8. Grill Eggplant

    Place eggplant on hot grill or in grill pan and cook until well-marked and tender. Turn eggplant once during grilling, about 4-5 minutes per side. Set aside.

  9. Spread Tomatoes on Baking Dish

    In an 8x10 baking dish, spread 2-3 tablespoons of the crushed tomatoes on the bottom.

  10. Place Eggplant and Tomatoes

    Place half of the eggplant rounds on top of the sauce. Place a slice of roasted tomato on top of each eggplant slice.

  11. Top with Provolone

    Then, top each with provolone.

  12. Repeat

    Repeat with remaining eggplant rounds and tomatoes.

  13. Top with Sauce

    Top with the remaining sauce.

  14. Sprinkle Cheese

    Place the remaining provolone on top and sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese.

  15. Bake

    Bake in 450-degree oven for about 15 minutes, or until cheese begins to melt and sauce is hot.

  16. Broil

    Turn broiler on high and bake for another 5 minutes, or until cheese gets slightly browned and bubbly.

  17. Garnish and Serve

    Remove from oven, garnish with basil, and serve.