The Best Eggplant Parmesan Recipe {Low Calorie}

The Best Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

This is the best eggplant Parmesan recipe! Written by a four-time best-selling cookbook author, who also happens to be an Italian American.

This baked eggplant Parmesan recipe is only 167 calories per large serving. We removed the breading from the eggplant Parm recipe. Thus cutting hundreds of calories and the majority of the carbohydrates from Italian eggplant Parmesan recipes.

The Best Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Removing the breading from this eggplant Parmigiana recipe not only saves calories, and carbohydrates. It doesn’t change the taste or texture at all!

You can trust that this is the best eggplant Parmesan recipe, as it was written by a four time best selling cookbook author. Who also happens to be a second generation Italian American.

Low calorie eggplant Parmesan casserole is only 167 calories for 2 cups! That’s a huge serving …

The Best Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Eggplant Parmesan recipes don’t have to be full of carbohydrates and fat. This low calorie eggplant Parmesan recipe taste exactly like a traditional Italian eggplant Parmesan, but with half the calories and carbohydrates.

This article for how to make eggplant Parmesan healthy will supply you with everything you need to make eggplant Parmesan easy.

The Best Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

From a shopping list, to a printable recipe card, even a nutrition label and recipe for low calorie marinara sauce. You’ll be making the best eggplant Parmesan recipe in no time.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Eggplant Parmesan Ingredients (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Eggplant Parmesan
  • The Best Eggplant Parmesan Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Eggplant Parmesan

The best recipe for eggplant Parmesan is easy, and delicious. Try this easy eggplant Parm recipe any night of the week. And be sure to see my tips and tricks to make this baked eggplant with Parmesan easier than ever.

Up next… A shopping list for easy eggplant Parmesan recipes.

Eggplant Parmesan Ingredients

This simple eggplant Parmesan recipe calls for only six ingredients. One of them being salt… So let’s just say five ingredients.

Below you will find all of the eggplant Parmesan ingredients you’ll need to make this low-calorie baked eggplant Parmesan recipe.

The Best Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

These eggplant Parmesan ingredients are set up in a shopping list form for you. I recommend taking a screenshot on your phone so you have it at your fingertips the next time you go shopping.

Shopping List for Baked Eggplant Parmesan:

  • Eggplant 
  • Salt
  • Marinara sauce
  • Tomato sliced
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese

You can find measurements, directions, nutrition, and more in the printable recipe card below. There, you can double or triple this recipe. It does the calculations on measurements for you.

Up next, learn how to make eggplant Parmesan healthy, low calorie, and low in carbohydrates.

How to Make Eggplant Parmesan

In this section you’ll learn how to make eggplant Parmesan recipes and a healthy new way. We remove all of the breading from baked eggplant Parmesan recipes.

By removing the breading, we make these recipes with eggplant low in calories, and low in carbs!

The Best Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Below, you will learn how to cook eggplant Parmesan so it comes out perfect every time. The best eggplant Parm recipe skips the majority of the work, by eliminating the breading process. This not only saves you time, but it also saves you calories!

How to Make Eggplant Parmesan Recipes:

  1. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of salt over the paper towels.
  2. Spread the eggplant rounds over the salted paper towels, cover with another teaspoon of salt. Top with more paper towels. (You may need to do two layers, that is ok… just make sure paper towels are between the layers of eggplant)
  3. Let the eggplant rounds sit for 2-10 hours. The salt will help them sweat out excess moisture.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  5. Spread 1/3 cup of marinara sauce on the bottom of a baking dish. Add 1 layer of eggplant, add 1/3 cup marinara sauce, then 1 teaspoon of Parmesan cheese. Add another layer of eggplant, sauce, and cheese. Top with tomato slices, the remaining marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes, uncovered until the cheese is melted and slightly browned.
  7. Let sit for 10–15 minutes before serving.

Now that you know how to make eggplant Parm, let’s move onto the shareable recipe card. There, you can double or triple the recipe, find my low calorie marinara sauce, and more.

This eggplant Parmesan baked recipe it’s easy and delicious! The recipe card below for easy egg plant Parmesan will do the math for you so you can double or triple the ingredients to make more servings.

The Best Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

This recipe for eggplant Parm baked is much simpler than traditional Italian eggplant Parmesan recipes.

We removed the breading, that’s saving you time, calories, money, and even carbs! All without changing the flavor or texture in the best eggplant Parmesan recipe.

The Best Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

The Best Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

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One serving of this eggplant Parmesan is only 167 calories!
This is the best eggplant Parmesan recipe you'll find, especially if you're looking to reduce calories, and avoid extra carbohydrates. We skip breading the eggplant, saving hundreds of calories, without changing the flavor or texture at all!
You can make things easy, and purchase some organic, store-bought marinara sauce. Or you can make my low calorie marinara sauce included in the link below. Either way, this baked eggplant Parmesan will become one of your favorite dinners.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Eggplant sweating time: 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 167 kcal

Equipment

  • Paper towels

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large eggplant sliced in 1/2-inch rounds
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 large tomato sliced
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 teaspoons parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of salt over the paper towels.
  • Spread the eggplant rounds over the salted paper towels, cover with another teaspoon of salt. Top with more paper towels. (You may need to do two layers, that is ok… just make sure paper towels are between the layers of eggplant)
  • Let the eggplant rounds sit for 2-10 hours. The salt will help them sweat out excess moisture.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Spread 1/3 cup of marinara sauce on the bottom of a baking dish. Add 1 layer of eggplant, add 1/3 cup marinara sauce, then 1 teaspoon of Parmesan cheese. Add another layer of eggplant, sauce, and cheese. Top with tomato slices, the remaining marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, uncovered until the cheese is melted and slightly browned.
  • Let sit for 10–15 minutes before serving.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 2cupsCalories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 5.9gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1.8gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 1152mgPotassium: 765mgFiber: 7.8gSugar: 15.7gCalcium: 76mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Main Course, vegetarian
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Up next… Nutrition and calories and eggplant Parmesan recipes, and a tip to help you cut the amount of sugar in the recipe.

Nutrition and Calories in Eggplant Parmesan

Please note, if you choose to make my low-calorie homemade marinara sauce recipe, the sugar will be significantly lower than what is shown in this nutrition label.

When creating this nutrition label, I assumed most of you would be purchasing store-bought marinara sauce. Store-bought marinara sauce has quite a lot of sugar in it, and thus this recipe it may appear to be high in sugar.

If you are looking to reduce sugar, click on the homemade marinara sauce recipe in the next section.

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