This eggplant ricotta casserole in the recipe that follows is all of the goodness of eggplant Parmesan with just a fraction of the work. The eggplant sits for a few minutes after being salted to let some of the moisture out, and then it comes together in a casserole with ricotta cheese and spaghetti sauce. Like most Italian dishes, it's pure comfort food!
It's important to remember however, that if all that's used is ricotta and eggplant, the dish itself isn't going to have a lot of texture. This recipe combats that by topping it with a fairly thick layer of golden breadcrumbs that get toasty and crisp while it bakes in the oven. Because really, what's a casserole without a good crunchy topping? By adding it, this casserole brings everything you could ever want!