Hasselback Baked Aubergine Parmigiana

Hasselback Baked Aubergine Parmigiana

Hasselback Baked Aubergine Parmigiana

Prep Time
15 Minutes
Cook Time
50 Minutes
A fun take on a vegetarian Italian classic. A vibrant, colourful dish sure to impress your guests.
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed or ½ teaspoon garlic granules

  • 1 tablespoon Oregano

  • 1 tablespoon Dried Basil

  • 400 grams tin chopped tomatoes

  • 75 millilitres dry sherry

  • Schwartz Sea Salt and Black Pepper to season

  • 2 large aubergines

  • 125 grams mozzarella ball, sliced in to thin rounds

  • 60 grams breadcrumbs

  • 20 grams vegetarian parmesan-style cheese, grated


  • 1 Pre-heat the oven to 190°C, 170°C fan, Gas Mark 5.
  • 2 Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes, until soft. Add the Oregano and Basil and sauté for a further 3 minutes. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and sherry and increase the heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes to cook off the alcohol from the sherry. Season to taste with Sea Salt and Black Pepper. Transfer to a heatproof dish.
  • 3 Thinly slice the aubergines three quarters of the way through, leaving the bottoms connected. Brush each aubergine with 1 tbsp of olive oil and place a slice of mozzarella into each cut in the aubergine. Transfer on top of the tomato sauce in the heatproof dish. Sprinkle the aubergines with breadcrumbs and grated cheese.
  • 4 Place the dish in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the aubergine is soft.
  • 5 Serve half an aubergine per serving and enjoy with a green side salad and crusty bread.
  • 6