Healthier Eggplant Parmesan II Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Healthier Eggplant Parmesan II Recipe
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Healthier Eggplant Parmesan II

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"I like this recipe because it is not fried and very tasty. I like to make it healthier by using whole wheat breadcrumbs and reducing the amount of fat. Also, by using mostly egg-whites instead of whole eggs I am able to reduce the cholesterol level."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat together egg, egg whites, and water in a shallow bowl. Dip eggplant slices in egg, then bread crumbs. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until fork tender, 7 to 10 minutes on each side.
  3. Spread spaghetti sauce to cover the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Place a layer of eggplant slices in the sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Repeat with remaining ingredients, ending with cheeses. Sprinkle basil on top.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 35 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 18, 2012

Absolutely delicious! This was my first eggplant recipe and it turned out great. Like the other reviews, I would recommend baking the eggplant for about 6 to 7 minutes per side instead of 5 to ensure the eggplant is not chewy. Also, I added chopped mushrooms and onion to the layers and it really added texture and taste. I also added chopped garlic..which I do to pretty much any recipe where it could work because I'm a garlic fanatic, if you like garlic, I'd recommend throwing some in there :) Will definitely use this recipe again!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 10, 2014

The recipe turned out delicious. However it was a lot of work prepping and the final 'presentation' with the baked eggplant looked dry. It wasn't dry, just looked as if it might be. It was for my family so they didn't care. Even my 5 year old ate it! However if I made it for guests I would probably put extra sauce over the top layer of baked eggplant to cover it before I put on the cheese.

 

26 Ratings

Jun 05, 2012

A really tasty dish. My eggplant was a bit chewy, so could probably have used a few more minutes in the oven. Also, halved the original recipe. Definitely will use this recipe again as soon as we get another eggplant from my garden.

 
Aug 02, 2012

Great alternative to frying eggplant! The only thing is I prefer panko bread crumbs over regular and I did add salt, pepper, and italian seasoning to bread crumbs before I dipped eggplant. I also used the garden fresh spaghetti sauce recipe from this sight! Made it very delicious!

 
Jul 14, 2013

The eggplant really needs to cook at 425 F, 350 is too low and it will be unpleasantly chewy. I made the recipe twice, and it was much better when the eggplant was cooked at a hotter temp. Otherwise, good recipe.

 
May 09, 2013

Excellent recipe. For an even healthier version try using ground flax seed and water mixture at a ratio of 1 tbsp flax to 3 tbsp water as a substitute for the eggs. Then prepare the eggplant early by slicing them, sparingly sprinkle with sea salt, placing them on paper towels in single layers and watch the towels soak up the water. Let them sit for about an hour before coating them in flax mixture and bread crumbs. . Best Eggplant Parmesan we've ever made at home!!!

 
Dec 04, 2012

Made this last night for dinner. I cut the recipe in half since I was just cooking for myself, but I followed everything else exactly. Turned out GREAT!

 
Aug 07, 2012

This was really good. The only thing I changed was that I added a little ricotta cheese. Amazing!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 424 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 15.5 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 12.7 g
  • 51%
  • Protein
  • 22.4 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 1302 mg
  • 52%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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