About 1 1/2 lbs. eggplant, cut into 1/4 inch slices crosswise
16 oz. of your favorite spaghetti sauce, homemade or store bought
1 lb. cauliflower, steamed
2 tbsp. milk
2 eggs, slightly beaten
16 fresh basil leaves, 8 whole and 8 torn
1 clove garlic, pressed or finely minced
1 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided, plus more for garnish
8 oz. whole mozzarella, sliced
olive oil for drizzling
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush eggplant slices on both sides with olive oil and roast for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375*F after removing eggplant.
Meanwhile steam cauliflower and drain.
Place in large bowl and add milk, 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese, 8 torn basil leaves and garlic. Drizzle in a little olive oil and add cheese. Temper the eggs and fold in. SPST
In a square baking dish, ladle about 8 oz. of sauce into bottom of dish and spread it evenly.
Place half the eggplant in atop sauce.
Sprinkle about 2 tbsp. grated Parmesan atop eggplant and half of the mozzarella slices
Add cauliflower filling and spread gingerly over eggplant.
Add remaining sauce.
Repeat eggplant layer and remaining cheeses. .
Add remaining whole basil.
Cover tightly with foil and bake until bubbly and the filling is set, about 25-30 minutes.
Let stand for about 20 minutes before cutting. Garnish with Parmesan if desired.