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Layered Eggplant and Polenta Casserole

Recipe photo courtesy of Mikkel Vang

In this cheese-free version of eggplant parmigiana, eggplant slices are layered with polenta rounds and bathed in a rich tomato sauce. Serve it with baby lettuces for a vegetarian meal.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2002



Cook's Notes

Look for precooked polenta logs in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. If using fresh plum tomatoes, peel them by scoring an X in the bottom with a paring knife and plunging them into boiling water for several seconds; transfer to an ice bath, and let cool. Slip off and discard peels and seeds.

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  • MS10934112
    30 AUG, 2017
    I love that this vegetarian dish is cheese free as this is rare. It was very tasty. However, I do agree there is a protein missing. Perhaps layering in some spinach or kale would fit the bill. I'd also like to request the writer to place "Preheat the oven to 400 degrees" in the proper place. There was 45 minutes of prep and stovetop cooking before the oven needed to be preheated. This is a waste of energy. Thank you for the recipe!
  • LLGray
    9 SEP, 2014
    Again, very easy with a high impact in deliciousness. My only criticism is that, for a one-dish-meal, it lacks the level of protein needed to really leave you with a full feeling. I added a little mozzarella to the layers. Next time I make this, I'll add a little more protein.
  • Heather H
    2 AUG, 2013
    Good recipe! I used a couple jars of organic muir glen pasta sauce to make things go faster.. Turned out great! Also added sun dried tomatoes to the sauce. I made two batches so i could freeze one for later.
  • slclove123
    6 SEP, 2012
    I agree with the ease and it surprisingly was delicious! I used fresh plum tomatoes instead of canned. I made the tomato sauce ahead of time which made it a breeze when layering for the casserole :)
  • Argylesox
    10 NOV, 2011
    This was very easy to make and it was delicious. I added diced celery and carrot to the tomato mixture for a little extra flavor.

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