When you taste this slender Eggplant Parmesan you won’t go back to the classic, calorie-packed version!
I’m not even going to attempt to tell you that I know how to make and the classic Eggplant Parmesan.
I will tell you that I had an eggplant in the frig from a failed attempt to try another recipe, a because I no longer had the ingredients for that dish, so I decided to make my own version of Eggplant Parmesan.
I have to say my version of this popular dish turned out pretty darn good, but then how can you miss when the ingredients include crunchy Panko and creamy Parmesan cheese?
- 1 large eggplant, sliced 1/4" slices
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg whites
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 2 cups panko bread crumbs
- ½ jar spaghetti sauce
- ½ cup low fat mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup parmesan cheese
- ½ cup basil, chopped
- 1. Preheat oven to 450.
- 2. Spray two large cookie sheets with cooking spray.
- 3. Place bread crumbs in one dish.
- 4. Whip eggs, water, garlic and Italian seasoning in another dish.
- 5. Dip egg plant in egg mixture, then dip in Panko crumbs. Place on cookie sheets. Spray tops with cooking spray.
- 6. Bake 10 minutes and then flip to brown both sides.
- 7. Spray 13 x 9 cooking sheet with cooking spray.
- 8. Spread 1/3 spaghetti sauce on the bottom of the baking dish and layer half the eggplant. Top with another 1/3 spaghetti sauce, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup basil.
- 9. Layer remaining ingredients in the same manner.
- 10. Bake for 15 minutes to melt cheese.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Eggplant is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper. It’s also a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Folate, Potassium and Manganese. Eggplant is known to lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 7.66g
Total Carbs: 20.65g
Dietary Fiber: 5.26g
Weight Watchers Points 4
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.