EatingWell's Eggplant Parmesan

September/October 1995

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We reduced fat by coating the eggplant with egg whites instead of whole eggs and baking, rather than frying, the slices for a lighter version of this classic.

"Great recipe! Had the yummy italian flavors without all the calories. Will be keeping this one and making again! Alleyne "
EatingWell's Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

33 Reviews for EatingWell's Eggplant Parmesan

Flavorful and easier than the traditional eggplant parmesan

I cut this in half and used one med-large eggplant. It's lighter and without having to fry the eggplant slices, it's much easier than the traditional recipe. I didn't have mozzarella but did have monterey jack cheese, which worked just fine. Will make again.--But it should tell you to salt and press the eggplant slices in advance, to remove bitter juice!

lower calorie and less messy

I have made this dish several times and my family and I really enjoy it. I add some red wine, crushed red pepper, freshly-grated garlic and crushed fennel seed to the tomato sauce. The spices and wine keep the tomato sauce from being boring, without adding much additional work. After baking, I top the casserole with chopped fresh basil.

Tasty but Time Consuming

This definitely took me longer to make that EatingWell said, but it was a very good dish. We ate it with spaghetti and my husband didn't miss meat with his pasta.

One thing, though - this recipe makes a LOT of eggplant parm if you are having it with pasta. For two people, halving the recipe would be plenty for two meals.

taste, healthy

Make your own bread crumbs with fresh gsrlic and basil ! With my own home made spaghetti was outrageous!

A definite keeper

My husband's first comment when I made this was "where's the meat?" but it was love at first bite for him. The recipe was enough for dinner and two lunches each and was even better when re-heated. I love that it's low in calories, but rich in flavor. I'll definitely be keeping this recipe bookmarked.

Easy to follow recipe, healthy, quick

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