Zaino’s Eggplant Parmesan

Last week I went to my friend Meg’s house and she taught me how to make eggplant parmesan. Her husband is Italian and this is his grandmother’s recipe. Gotta love stealing an Italian grandma’s recipe! Italians are not the best at using exact measurements, but we did out best to include our best estimates and I took lots of pictures. Eggplant is usually in season between July and October but you can find it year round at grocery stores. Look for a firm and glossy skin. Thanks for the delicious classic Italian recipe Zainos’s!

Zaino’s Eggplant Parmesan


1 onion, chopped

olive oil

1/2 tsp sugar

2 Tbsp. dried basil

1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce (Hunt’s)

2 eggplants

1 cup italian style bread crumbs

1/2 cup parmesan reggiano (or you can used romano cheese)

2 eggs

1 lb. penne pasta


Make the sauce: In a saucepan, sauté chopped onion in 2 Tbsp. olive oil, about 5 minutes. Add in the tomato sauce, basil, and sugar. Let simmer while you fry the eggplants. Season with salt and pepper.

Make the eggplant: With a carrot peeler, peel the skin off the eggplant. Slice the eggplant into 1/2 inch horizontal slices. In a shallow dish pour the bread crumbs mixed with 1/4 cup cheese. In another shallow dish, whisk together 2 eggs with a splash of water. In a large fry pan, heat up 2-3 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat. You can add more as needed. Dip the eggplant in the egg wash and then the breadcrumbs. Carefully add into the frying pan and brown each side, about 2 minutes a side. When brown, transfer to a 9 by 13 baking dish. Repeat until all the eggplant is browned.

Assemble and cook: Line the 9 by 13 with a layer of eggplant. Drizzle tomato sauce on top and sprinkle with cheese. Add another layer of eggplant, sauce, and cheese. Bake for 10 minutes until cheese is melted. While in the oven, cook the pasta according to the package and serve on the side. Serves 4-5.

Crispy eggplant served with a quick and simple tomato sauce makes a complete family meal.

Crispy eggplant served with a quick and simple tomato sauce over penne pasta makes a complete family meal.

Eggplants should be fir my with shiny skin when choosing at the grocery store.

Look for eggplants that are firm with shiny skin when choosing at the grocery store.

When frying, do not over-crowd the skillet. Use a paper towel to wipe out the  skillet in between rounds of frying if the oil starts to burn.

When frying, do not over-crowd the skillet. Use a paper towel to wipe out the skillet in between rounds of frying if the oil starts to burn.

The stars of the Mom & Tot gymnastics class. Luke Zaino, Davey Terhune, Maya, and Georgia.

The stars of the Mom & Tot gymnastics class. Luke Zaino, Davey Terhune, Maya, and Georgia. Luke Zaino has some great recipes from  his grandma he can use when he cooks to impress his future girlfriends!

Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?

  1. Pingback: suppersu

  2. Pingback: jordan 6

  3. Pingback: yeezy boost

  4. Pingback: nike huarache

  5. Pingback: dallasjudaica

  6. Pingback: kobe shoes

  7. Pingback: nike basketball shoes

  8. Pingback: watch online TV LIVE 2020

  9. Pingback: coach facotory outlet

  10. Pingback: Film 2021

  11. Pingback: Film 2020

  12. Pingback: Film

  13. Pingback: Watch Movies Online

  14. Pingback: adidas ultra

  15. Pingback: curry shoes

  16. Pingback: 1plus1

  17. Pingback: #1plus1

  18. Pingback:

  19. Pingback:

  20. Pingback: kd shoes

  21. Pingback: serial-video-film-online

  22. Pingback: air max 97

  23. Pingback: Netflix Original Movies

  24. Pingback: Watch+movies+2020

  25. Pingback: Dailymotion

  26. Pingback: serial 2020

  27. Pingback: nike max shoes

  28. Pingback: adidas nmd

  29. Pingback: coach bags

  30. Pingback: converse outlet

  31. Pingback: Queer-Eye-We-re-in-Japan-Season-1

  32. Pingback: Dollface-Season-1

  33. Pingback: Evil-Season-4

  34. Pingback: Evil-Season-3

  35. Pingback: Evil-Season-1

  36. Pingback: See-Season-1

  37. Pingback: red bottom shoes

  38. Pingback: adidas stan smith men

  39. Pingback: coach outlet store online

  40. Pingback: off white

  41. Pingback:

  42. Pingback: balenciaga sneakers

  43. Pingback: kd 12

  44. Pingback:

  45. Pingback:

  46. Pingback:

  47. Pingback: moncler outlet

  48. Pingback: kanye west yeezy

  49. Pingback: michael kors uk

  50. Pingback: nike air vapormax

  51. Pingback: ralph lauren uk

  52. Pingback: ferragamo sale

  53. Pingback: air jordan

  54. Pingback:

  55. Pingback: jordan shoes

  56. Pingback: Êîíñóëüòàöèÿ ïñèõîëîãà

  57. Pingback: goyard handbags

  58. Pingback: nhl jerseys

  59. Pingback: bofilm

  60. Pingback: bofilm ñåðèàë

  61. Pingback: vans outlet

  62. Pingback: jordan shoes

  63. Pingback:

  64. Pingback: nike air max 2017

  65. Pingback: supreme clothing

  66. Pingback: curry 4

  67. Pingback: adidas superstar

  68. Pingback: kd 11

  69. Pingback: adidas tubular x

  70. Pingback: hermes bag

  71. Pingback: russell westbrook shoes

  72. Pingback: LostFilm HD 720

  73. Pingback: kinosmotretonline

  74. Pingback: movies hdrezka

  75. Pingback: dorama hdrezka

  76. Pingback: nike vapormax

  77. Pingback: hermes handbags

  78. Pingback:

  79. Pingback: kyrie 5 shoes

  80. Pingback: moncler

  81. Pingback: air max 90

  82. Pingback: supreme clothing

  83. Pingback:

  84. Pingback: adidas nmd

  85. Pingback: jordans

  86. Pingback: nike air max

  87. Pingback: lebron 16

  88. Pingback: yeezy boost

  89. Pingback: serial

  90. Pingback: filmy-2019-kinokrad

  91. Pingback: kinokrad-2019

  92. Pingback: filmy-kinokrad

  93. Pingback: Kinokrad

  94. Pingback: Kinokrad 2019 Kinokrad Hd

  95. Pingback: casino

  96. Pingback: Watch TV Shows

  97. Pingback: balenciaga

  98. Pingback: canada goose

  99. Pingback: yeezy boost 350

  100. Pingback: golden goose outlet

  101. Pingback: nike air max

  102. Pingback: mbt shoes

  103. Pingback: hermes birkin

  104. Pingback: curry shoes

  105. Pingback: hermes belt

  106. Pingback: yeezy 700

  107. Pingback: curry 5 shoes

  108. Pingback: nike cortez

  109. Pingback: louboutin outlet

  110. Pingback: birkin bag

  111. Pingback: coach factory outlet

  112. Pingback: ferragamo belt

  113. Pingback: air max 270

  114. Pingback: supreme clothing

  115. Pingback: hogan outlet

  116. Pingback: air force 1

  117. Pingback: kd shoes

  118. Pingback: christian louboutin shoes

  119. Pingback: retro jordans

  120. Pingback: birkin bag

  121. Pingback: jordan shoes

  122. Pingback: golden goose

  123. Pingback: off white jordan 1

  124. Pingback: nike air max 95

  125. Pingback: westbrook shoes

  126. Pingback: balenciaga sneakers

  127. Pingback: kyrie shoes

  128. Pingback: michael kors handbags

  129. Pingback: golden goose

  130. Pingback: michael kors

  131. Pingback: air jordan

  132. Pingback: adidas flux

  133. Pingback: jordan shoes

  134. Pingback: cheap jordans

  135. Pingback: jordan shoes

  136. Pingback: off white hoodie

  137. Pingback: nike foamposite

  138. Pingback: yeezy boost 350 v2

  139. Pingback: yeezy boost

  140. Pingback: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  141. Pingback: +1+

  142. Pingback: Ñìîòðåòü âñå ñåðèè ïîäðÿä

  143. Pingback:

  144. Pingback:

  145. Pingback:

  146. Our Bangalore escorts are independent and they urge customers to stay all night for real sex and pleasure. Book your favorite escorts in Bangalore city and get real pleasure like your girlfriend. We have hired house wives, Bangalore escort

  147. Pingback: evans black floral dress

  148. Pingback:

  149. Pingback: video

  150. Pingback: tv onlayn

  151. Pingback: ðîêåòìåí

  152. Pingback:

  153. Pingback: NFL Jerseys

  154. Pingback: daftar 188bet

  155. Pingback:

  156. Pingback: 780KG7F28oK

  157. Pingback: tubepla98 afeu23na1866 abdu23na54

  158. Pingback: fknjn544a226 afeu23na6069 abdu23na26

  159. Pingback: tubepla353 afeu23na9046 abdu23na74

  160. Pingback: freshamateurs851 abdu23na4162 abdu23na22

  161. Pingback: new siriustube867 abdu23na3449 abdu23na72

  162. Pingback: adspopads

  163. Pingback: UK Chat Rooms

  164. Pingback: Free UK Chat Rooms

  165. Pingback: Adult Chat Rooms

  166. Pingback: funny post

  167. Pingback:

  168. Pingback: cara hack newtown

  169. Pingback: Firstrow

  170. Pingback: lawyers

  171. Pingback:

  172. Pingback: subway surf

  173. Pingback: carpet cleaning services

  174. Pingback: officeorganisatiemiddelen

  175. Pingback: Fabled CEO

  176. Pingback: business directory Pakistan

  177. Pingback: sol partners mark

  178. Pingback: tivibu

  179. Pingback: structural jacking and bracing

  180. Pingback: trump

  181. Pingback: Skrota bilen Göteborg

  182. Pingback: perth fraudster

  183. Pingback: Bilskrot Göteborg

  184. Pingback: us manufacturing companies

  185. Pingback: 100 layers of lipstick

  186. Pingback: android apps

  187. Pingback: free download

  188. Pingback: Party Supplies

  189. Pingback: removals Belfast to Glasgow

  190. Pingback: casters for sell

  191. Pingback: click here to hire an injury attorney

  192. Pingback:

  193. Pingback: parabolan

  194. Pingback: kalpa pharmaceuticals legit

  195. Pingback: porn

  196. Pingback: kondom er i et

  197. Pingback: en blog om tøj

  198. Pingback: anadroxyl

  199. Pingback: in vitro

  200. Pingback: Sandra balan

  201. Pingback: joseph s r de saram

  202. Pingback: joseph shihara rukshan de saram

  203. Pingback: rhodium

  204. Pingback: joe de saram

  205. Pingback: joseph de saram

  206. Pingback: rhodium

  207. Pingback: economics tuition

  208. Pingback: Ethanol Fireplace

  209. Pingback: blackhatlinks feedback

  210. Fredo Reply

    About time you posted something…….must have been ordering a lot of Domino’s the last month.

    • katie Reply

      Well it’s no fun cooking for a dad who eats no sugar, carbs, or gluten. #lame.