Eggplant Bake

This recipe is a quick and easy staple. It is SO delicious, even when made dairy free. I bought three eggplants and three jars of low salt, fat free pasta sauce and made this three days in a row for dinner :)

You Will Need Just Three Ingredients:

 marinara sauce
vegan cheese (optional!)

*Preheat oven to 400*

Step 1:
Slice eggplant into round pieces.
Step 2: 
Layer eggplant in a round pie pan. You can use any shape pan, just make sure the bottom is covered with the eggplant slices.

Step 3:
Shred cheese and sprinkle above eggplant. (I didn't want mine to be very cheesy so I only added about 1.5 oz for the whole recipe- about half of the block pictures). If you don't even want to add vegan cheese, just layer some onion, basil, spinach etc.

 Step 4:
Repeat step 1, followed by step 2. This is the point where you can add any extra ingredients like greens, spices, onions, etc. They aren't necessary.

Step 5:
The top layer should be eggplant. Pour a whole jar (4 cups- or as much that will fit) of tomato sauce over top.  Shift the pan around  to let some of the sauce sink to the bottom. 
Step 6:
Bake for 45 minutes to an hour. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving. 

Eggplant season is here! How do you like to cook this funny fruit?

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