grilled vegetable parmesan

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.

Don’t forget about the tea give-away!



Filed under cheese, gluten-free, great meals, herbs, in season, Recipes, tomatoes, vegetables, whole foods

14 responses to “grilled vegetable parmesan

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

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

  3. actorsdiet

    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.

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

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

  6. This recipe looks perfect – bookmarked!

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

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

  9. 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.

  10. That looks so delish, practically professional! I’ve been on such a grilled veggie kick lately 🙂

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

  12. 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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