Light Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

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Servings: 4 servings


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  • 2 Chinese eggplant, cut into planks
  • 1 C Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 C pecorino romano, finely grated
  • 1/2 C egg beaters
  • cooking spray
  • bottled sauce of choice (I like Paul Newman's Basil)
  • fresh Mozzerella
  • cooked spaghetti, or sliced french bread


  1. Preheat oven to 400. Line baking sheet with parchement. Mix breadcrumbs with cheese and a little fresh ground black pepper.
  2. Dip a plank of eggplant in egg beaters, then roll in breadcrumbs, pressing to adhere. Place on sheet. Repeat with the rest of the eggplant.
  3. Spray eggplant lightly with olive oil. Bake eggplant for 15-20 minutes, or until soft. Remove from oven.
  4. If you plan to serve over pasta, group planks side by side in twos and add two slices of fresh mozzerella to each. Return to oven and bake 5 minutes until cheese has melted. Layer plate with spaghetti, warmed tomato sauce and eggplant on top.
  5. For sandwiches, spread both halves of bread thickly with sauce, then layer eggplant and cheese. Spray outsides of sandwich with olive oil. Grill until cheese melts.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 410g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 218  
Calories from Fat 28 13%
Total Fat 3.2g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.65g 3%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Potassium 967mg 28%
Total Carbs 39.73g 11%
Dietary Fiber 13.2g 44%
Sugars 10.15g 7%
Protein 10.93g 17%
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  • March 14, 2009
    Let me know! I also sometimes make a lasagne-style version - I layer the eggplant, sauce, and cheese and bake until bubbly. Very tasty!
    • John Spottiswood
      March 14, 2009
      This looks delicious Michelann! I've never had eggplant parmesan made with Chinese eggplant. i'm saving it to my "try soon" folder and will let you know how it is!
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