Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

This is one of my very favorite dishes: Parmigiana
...aka in English as Eggplant Parmesan.
This version truly is a healthy alternative to it's most common cousin: 
fried Eggplant Parmesan.
Eggplant is truly a great vegetable, low calories and loaded with fiber, but what some people might not know, is that
eggplant is what I call a "sponge" vegetable.
If you fry the eggplant slices, they will absorb a very good amount of oil,
(try for yourself if you don't want to take my word for it)
 defeating the purpose of eating healthy vegetables.
First I prepared and grilled the sliced eggplant.

Now is the time to assemble the ingredients:
grilled eggplant,
crushed tomatoes with basil (from a can),
and shredded mozzarella & Parmesan cheese.
Layer like the picture below
One large eggplant is enough for 4 eggplant layers (in a 8x8 Pyrex)

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
I promise you this is delicious...and the entire pan of this Eggplant Parmesan is less than 500 cal.
So, eat away :)

Stay Frugal,


Unknown said...

One of my favorite dishes Daniela - now I want some badly LOL

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Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I had it at a restaurant for the first time last week. I don't think I am a big fan of the large amount of parmesan that they had on it. I do love eggplant though. I will have to try your recipe because I can control the amount of cheese!

NanaDiana said...

Oh-It looks wonderful, Dani. Wish I could eat eggplant- but I can't -xo Diana

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...


Unknown said...

I love eggplant, but my mother would fry it, I've never prepared it myself. I'm going to try this, especially since I've been eating on the heavy side lately!

Geri O said...

Thanks for the idea. I'm always looking for the perfect lunch idea for our Friday lunch date with my mom. This will be perfect during lent. My mother will be impressed.

Unknown said...

Mouthwatering! Easy and delicious - what more could we ask for? Thanks

Unknown said...

Yum! Can you call me for dinner? :)

I love egg plant. It never occurred to me to grill it. Excellent idea!
Thank you.


Libby said...

I have the feeling that I would love this dish. I've seen it on the menus all the time, but I've not had much eggplant before. I think I would definitely prefer this to chicken parmesan. Looks really delicious!