A few weekends ago I decided to make a homemade eggplant parmigiana. I had bought an eggplant from the store and wanted to use it. I got to slicing it into the length-wise pieces and I got to thinking…”How can I spice things up a bit?”

Which led me to my new twist on the original recipe:

Kat’s Spicy Eggplant Parmigiana

1 jar Wegman’s Diavolo Sauce

1 portion of pasta of your choice ( I chose Wegman’s Whole Wheat Linguini!)

1 bag shredded Mozzarella cheese

2 small cups applesauce

1 Italian sweet pepper

2 cups breadcrumbs

Method:

Cut eggplant into 1 inch lengthwise pieces.

In a medium bowl, place breadcrumbs in a bowl. In a smaller bowl, place applesauce inside.

Dip eggplant pieces into applesauce and then roll them around in the breadcrumbs.

In a medium frying pan- place olive oil in pan. Cook eggplant pieces in pan until pieces are golden brown.

In a small baking dish, layer diavolo sauce, eggplant pieces.  Place bag of mozzarella cheese on top. Cook until cheese has melted/ turned golden brown.

In a sauce pot, boil pasta to your liking.

Chop Italian sweet pepper into small pieces and boil with pasta.

When plating, place pasta/pepper mixture down first, then plate the eggplant.

Enjoy!

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