Delicious Gluten Free Eggplant Recipe

A few weeks ago I was given some eggplant. I don’t usually like it, but figured I’d give it a try. I decided I’d try this ominous vegetable while I had some for free. What did I have to lose, right? So, I hit the google to see if I could make this previously hated vegetable a little more desirable.

I came across this recipe from Anna over at I tweaked it a bit to make it gluten free. And, oh, my goodness! That was awesome! Whether you’re gluten free or not, you really need to try it out.

Anna used Progresso breadcrumbs. I switched that item out for some Bob’s Red Mill cornbread I had on hand. It turned out really tasty. I was impressed! This will definitely be a keeper of a recipe.

Here’s my gluten free adjusted recipe. Check it out and enjoy!

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Gluten Free Garlic Parmesan Baked Eggplant

Quirky Friend
Gluten Free adjusted recipe for crispy baked eggplant. Original non-gluten free recipe from
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Eggplant Prep Time (Can be done in advance) 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 1 large Eggplant
  • 6 tbsp Salted Butter (Melted)
  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Cornbread (Prepared per pkg. Crumbled)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese (Shredded)
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning


  • Prep the eggplant (This can be done in advance.) ~ Wash and cut off the stem end. Peel if desired (I left the skin on). Slice the eggplant into approx 1/2" disks. Place on baking sheet, or in a bowl, and sprinkle with salt. Let sit for 30 minutes minimum (time does not have to be precise).
  • Preheat oven to 400* F. Prep your pan: Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  • Using two bowls ideal for dipping and coating your eggplant slices: Put melted butter in one bowl; Mix cornbread, spices, and Parmesan cheese in second bowl.
  • Dip each eggplant into melted butter, then dip into the breading mixture. Be sure to coat the eggplant as well as possible. Place onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400* F for 15 minutes. Flip slices and continue baking for an additional 7-10 minutes. The breading should be golden brown and crispy.
  • Plate your amazing side dish. Serve while hot. Enjoy!!!
Keyword Eggplant, Recipes, Vegetables

Happy Eating!!!


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