Grilled veggies had yet to make an appearance this spring and I thought this would be the perfect way to re-introduce them into my meals! The recipe inspiration came from Giada. It is a bit time consuming (at least when grilling vegetables with a miniature grill) but so worth it. The vegetables are tender-crisp and the flavor from peppers, onions, fennel and eggplant are perfect with fire-roasted tomato sauce. Serve with crusty bread and some red wine. ;)

Vegetable Parmesan - 4 servings adapted from Giada De Laurentiis

  • 1 red pepper, sliced into 4 pieces
  • 1 eggplant, sliced into 1/2″ thick slices
  • 1 red onion, sliced into 1/2″ thick slices
  • 1 large fennel bulb, sliced into 1/2″ thick slices
  • jar of fire roasted tomato sauce
  • 1/4 lb. sheeps milk pecorino romano, shredded
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs
  • basil and red pepper flakes for garnish

Pre-heat oven to 400° F. Heat grill and mist all veggies with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Grill eggplant for about 3 minutes per side and set aside. Repeat with all vegetables. Cut pepper into strips after grilling. Pour 1/2 cup sauce on bottom of a 9×13 pan. Spread out with a spoon. Layer on eggplant, more sauce and a little cheese. Repeat with remaining vegetables, sauce and cheese. (Essentially making a lasagna) Top with 1/2 cup bread crumbs and bake for about 25-30 minutes until cheese has melted and sauce is bubbly.


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29 Comments (Reply )

  1. mary beth
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 10:23 am

    looks so good!! i love the warm weather, it’s got me loving veggies.

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  2. mary beth
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 10:23 am

    looks so good!! i love the warm weather, it’s got me loving veggies.

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  3. Denise Therese
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 11:29 am

    Um… YUM. I’m not a big fan of veggies, but I would definitely eat those!

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  4. Denise Therese
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 11:29 am

    Um… YUM. I’m not a big fan of veggies, but I would definitely eat those!

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  5. actorsdiet
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

    i love eating it, i don’t really like doing it very much. not that i play into gender roles or anything, but i thought dudes were supposed to love grilling?i wish my husband did it.

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    • Emily
      Mar 31, 2010 @ 2:11 pm

      They are supposed to!!! I did learn how to last summer though and I don’t mind but I do sometimes burn things!

      Emily http://www.anutritionisteats.com

      Sent from my iPhone

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  6. actorsdiet
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

    i love eating it, i don’t really like doing it very much. not that i play into gender roles or anything, but i thought dudes were supposed to love grilling?i wish my husband did it.

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    • Emily
      Mar 31, 2010 @ 2:11 pm

      They are supposed to!!! I did learn how to last summer though and I don’t mind but I do sometimes burn things!

      Emily http://www.anutritionisteats.com

      Sent from my iPhone

      Reply

  7. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

    My favorite way to eat veggies is grilled! So this is perfect! Great pictures too!

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  8. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

    My favorite way to eat veggies is grilled! So this is perfect! Great pictures too!

    Reply

  9. Molly
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 3:22 pm

    yum! this looks awesome! You always have the best recipes!

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  10. Molly
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 3:22 pm

    yum! this looks awesome! You always have the best recipes!

    Reply

  11. thewhatkateateblog
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 4:22 pm

    This recipe looks perfect – bookmarked!

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  12. thewhatkateateblog
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 4:22 pm

    This recipe looks perfect – bookmarked!

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  13. Jessie
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 7:49 pm

    Haha, you need a bigger grill for all those delicious veggies! I’m also a fan of your use of cheese :) Great recipe!

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  14. Jessie
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 7:49 pm

    Haha, you need a bigger grill for all those delicious veggies! I’m also a fan of your use of cheese :) Great recipe!

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  15. Karla
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 8:02 pm

    Darn I wish I had a grill!! This look amazing! Making it as soon as I get my hands on a grill!

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  16. Karla
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 8:02 pm

    Darn I wish I had a grill!! This look amazing! Making it as soon as I get my hands on a grill!

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  17. Mo@MommyRD
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 8:31 pm

    We grill veggies at least once a week. Although, we don’t make anything this gourmet with them. I’m saving this recipe to try.

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  18. Mo@MommyRD
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 8:31 pm

    We grill veggies at least once a week. Although, we don’t make anything this gourmet with them. I’m saving this recipe to try.

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  19. Faith
    Apr 01, 2010 @ 8:00 am

    That looks so delish, practically professional! I’ve been on such a grilled veggie kick lately :)

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  20. Faith
    Apr 01, 2010 @ 8:00 am

    That looks so delish, practically professional! I’ve been on such a grilled veggie kick lately :)

    Reply

  21. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)
    Apr 01, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

    I am hungry and don’t know what to eat…I saw this and wish I had it! It looks delicious!

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  22. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)
    Apr 01, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

    I am hungry and don’t know what to eat…I saw this and wish I had it! It looks delicious!

    Reply

  23. Bryce Knapke
    May 13, 2010 @ 12:29 am

    Howdy there,Excellent article dude! i’m Tired of using RSS feeds and do you use twitter?so i can follow you there:D.
    PS:Do you thought putting video to your web site to keep the readers more interested?I think it works.Best wishes, Bryce Knapke

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  24. Bryce Knapke
    May 13, 2010 @ 12:29 am

    Howdy there,Excellent article dude! i’m Tired of using RSS feeds and do you use twitter?so i can follow you there:D.
    PS:Do you thought putting video to your web site to keep the readers more interested?I think it works.Best wishes, Bryce Knapke

    Reply

  25. Heather
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 2:36 pm

    This looks so delicious! I am always looking for new vegetarian recipes. I will definitely be trying this soon

    Reply

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