Bobby's Big-Batch Eggplant Parmesan — Meatless Monday

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Whether you're cooking for one, feeding a family of four or entertaining a crowd, preparing big-batch dishes is a good idea not only to ensure you don't run out (especially if you're entertaining guests), but also so that you'll have enough left over to enjoy tomorrow. The secret to easy meals is having ready-to-go ingredients on hand, and that includes already-cooked dishes just looking to be reheated. So if you prepare a hearty stew or casserole one day, guarantee quick-fix lunches and easy dinners for the next few days by making a bit extra.

Bobby Flay's top-rated Eggplant Parmesan (pictured above) has leftovers built right into it, as this recipe feeds up to a whopping 12 people. Made with a simple red pepper-laced tomato sauce, crispy fried eggplant and layer after layer of creamy cheeses, this hearty Parmesan is the ultimate in Italian comfort food. After simmering the sauce for a bit, Bobby begins building the casserole, starting with a smear of sauce in the pan, then adding crispy fried eggplant, and a combination of mozzarella, Pecorino Romano and fontina cheeses before repeating the process and baking. It's best to let the Parmesan sit for a few minutes after you've taken it out of the oven; this will help prevent the sauce and gooey cheeses from oozing out once you've sliced it.

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Meatless Monday, an international movement, encourages people everywhere to cut meat one day a week for personal and planetary health. Browse more Meatless Monday recipes.

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