Nov 25

This week, we’d like to share a recipe for eggplant parmigiana. It makes a nice main dish with pasta and salad, a sandwich, or as a side-dish to chicken or veal cutlets. While we love eggplant, it’s unfortunate that it’s usually fried in oil and turns from an otherwise healthy vegetable* to a high fat, high calorie dish. For this dish, we fixed that problem. Let’s take a look how.


We start with ripe eggplants, and slice them, a bit over 1/4 inch.


Next, dip them in egg (we use fat free eggs, such as egg beaters) and breadcrumbs.


Brown in a non-stick pan sprayed with Pam (a non-stick vegetable oil spray), about 10 minutes each side. You can see that they brown nicely.


A few tablespoons of sauce, and top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Place in a preheated 350F oven for about 20-25 minutes until cheese melts and starts to brown.


If you enjoy eggplant dishes in a restaurant but for whatever reason, just haven’t tried it at home, now’s your chance. Let us know if you enjoyed this healthier version.

Happy Thanksgiving.

* I know – Eggplant is technically a fruit not a vegetable. There’s an old expression; Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.

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6 Responses to “Eggplant Parmigiana”

  1. Haley Says:

    That looks really yummy and not too hard to make! I’ll have to try and make it sometime! Thank you!

  2. Mom's Cafe Home Cooking Says:

    Thanks so much for sharing how to make eggplant parmigiana! Eggplant is something I haven’t had a lot os success with so will try your recipe.

  3. GladysKock Says:

    Wow, you have turned this versatile, underrated fruit into something gourmet. I love the idea of topping with shredded mozzarella cheese, it sounds really appetizing!

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  4. JT Locke -- The Frugal Housewife Says:

    Great recipe! I haven’t had eggplant in a long time! It sounds really appetizing!

  5. JBs Cookinglady Says:

    This looks really great never thought to put the cheese on top

  6. Selena Says:

    I love eggplants with chees mmmmm..

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