Italian-Style Stuffed Eggplant

Two favorite Italian dishes--lasagna and eggplant Parm--are rolled into one in this stuffed vegetable recipe.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • 2 medium eggplant (1 to 1 1/2 pounds each)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese

  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, finely grated (1/4 cup)

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut each eggplant in half lengthwise. Using a spoon and/or paring knife, scoop out the eggplant flesh, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shell. Set the flesh aside.

  2. Place the eggplant shells on a baking sheet. Brush 1 tablespoon of the oil over the shells. Bake 25 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, chop the eggplant flesh. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a very large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped eggplant, garlic, Italian seasoning, and salt; cook and stir 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Fill the eggplant shells with the tomato mixture. Spoon mounds of ricotta over each filled eggplant shell. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

  5. Bake about 15 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with basil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

199 Calories
9g Fat
20g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 199
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 12g 23%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Vitamin A 949IU 19%
Vitamin C 12mg 13%
Folate 43mcg 11%
Sodium 449mg 20%
Calcium 269mg 21%
Iron 1mg 5%
Magnesium 31mg 7%
Potassium 444mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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