nutritional information

Per 1 1/2-cup serving:

  • Calories: 270
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Total Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
  • Cholesterol: 119 mg
  • Sodium: 430 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugar: 9 g

Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan

Serves 1

30 minutes or fewer

Slender Japanese eggplant comes in a perfect single-serving size and needs no salting before you cook it. Try different pasta sauces for a variety of flavor results.
  • ½ cup spaghetti sauce, divided
  • ¼ cup low-sodium breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 ½ tsp. canola oil
  • 1 5- to 6-inch Japanese eggplant, cut into ¼-inch-thick slices on the diagonal
  • 1 small egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup grated low-fat mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 2 tsp. grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • ¼ tsp. dried basil

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat small baking dish with cooking spray, and spread with 2 Tbs. spaghetti sauce.

2. Combine breadcrumbs and Italian seasoning in shallow bowl. Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Dip eggplant slices in egg, then in breadcrumb mixture. Cook slices in single layer in oil 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until light brown. Place half of eggplant slices in single layer in prepared baking dish, and sprinkle with 2 Tbs. mozzarella and 1 tsp. Parmesan. Discard remaining egg and breadcrumbs.

3. Place remaining eggplant slices, remaining sauce, and remaining mozzarella and Parmesan over eggplant in dish. Sprinkle with dried basil. Bake 15 minutes, or until golden brown, or microwave 5 minutes, turning baking dish halfway through cooking time to heat evenly.

July/August 2010 p.32

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People, vegitarian is a very broad term so why does everyone want to get all picky about what's vegitarian and what's not? I'm vegitarian and I eat cheese and eggs I just don't eat meat, which is how a lot of vegetarians are. Vegans don't eat any animal product whatsoever. Vegitarian lifestyle really isn't that straight forward.

Jasm - 2015-02-03 01:37:24

How does Vegetarian Times not know that Parmesan is not vegetarian. It cannot be Vegetarian - It has protected 'Designation of Origin' legal status that means any parmesan MUST to be made with calf rennet.

Jason - 2014-12-21 16:38:43

I thought Vegans do not eat any animals products ( which would include eggs and cheese). Why do I keep seeing vegetarians don't eat eggs or can't have Parmesan cheese? Isn't it true that vegetarians just don't don't eat meat?

melanie Yormark - 2014-08-09 04:34:07

i would use light virgin olive oil instead of canola

Nancy Dash - 2014-08-09 00:25:54

Vegetarian...eggs, cheese milk. Vegan...No egg, no cheese no milk.

ninascherry - 2014-08-08 19:04:12

That would also be vegetarian parmesan to clarify

beti noire - 2014-08-08 13:32:20

This recipe looks tasteless- no spices/herbs except dry basil which will quickly lose whatever flavor it has when dish is baked. Recipe needs punching up with flavor.

PhoebeL ynch - 2014-08-08 12:54:38

Parmesan is NOT vegetarian. There are other hard cheeses available at a fraction of the cost of Parmesan that are veggie.

Philip - 2014-08-08 10:08:33

Do we really need to put canola oil in EVERYTHING? I know that this isn't a very large amount, but still. Horribly harsh oil. A lot of people can't stomach it. This style of parmigiana is a classic recipe, but this is one large serving. It could easily be a two, along with a green salad and bread. I know, bread is a no-no to a lot of people (but I'm Italian - I'm not giving up bread until someone forces me to). ;-) As for salting eggplant, it's not really necessary. A lot of people believe that salting draws out the bitterness along with the moisture. If an eggplant is grown correctly and is fresh it shouldn't be bitter to begin with, and if sauteed or fried as above, that process removes enough of the excess moisture without using salt. Overall, not enough moisture is removed to warrant the extra step.

Carole - 2014-08-07 18:04:22

Egg ?? Unless eggs grow on trees , it's not a vegetarian dish !

Meenakshi sethi - 2014-08-07 18:03:44

Parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians

Kax - 2014-08-07 17:13:15

Is this really only one serving? Would it be two if I substituted a regular eggplant and a bit more sauce?

Julianna - 2014-03-21 03:45:31

Vegetarian Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Sujatha - 2013-12-25 16:18:33

I wish this recipe have had more natural ingredients (tomatoes, onions, ...)

mary - 2013-10-25 02:07:08