Vegetable cooking spray
1 large eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch thick pieces
1 (10-3/4 ounce)can condensed cream of celery soup
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 large tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, optional
1 tablespoon olive oil
1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange the eggplant on the sheet in a single layer. Bake for 20 minutes or until the eggplant is tender, turning halfway through baking. Spray a 13x9x2-inch shallow baking dish with cooking spray.
2. Stir the soup, milk and cheese in a small bowl. Put 1/2 the eggplant, 1/2 of the tomatoes, 1/2 of the onion, 1/2 the basil and 1/2 the soup mixture in the prepared pan. Repeat the layers. Mix the bread crumbs and parsley with the oil in a small bowl. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over the soup mixture.
3. Reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees F. Bake for 25 minutes or until hot and topping is golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Makes 8 servings.