Baked Breaded Eggplant


This breaded eggplant is baked to perfection with a crunchy outside and soft interior. It's wonderful dipped in marinara. If you want to elevate it further, add a sweet and tangy drizzle of balsamic glaze and a sprinkle of fresh basil leaves.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings
Nutrition Profile:


  • Olive oil cooking spray

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 large egg whites

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 cup dry whole-wheat breadcrumbs

  • 5 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 large eggplant (about 1 pound), unpeeled, cut crosswise into (1/4-inch) rounds

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¾ cup reduced-sodium marinara sauce, warmed

  • Balsamic glaze for garnish

  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Spread flour in a shallow bowl. Lightly beat egg whites and egg in a second shallow bowl . Combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan and oregano in a third shallow bowl.

  3. Sprinkle eggplant with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Dredge the eggplant in the flour, dip in the egg and then dredge in the breadcrumb mixture. Arrange the eggplant slices in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Coat the tops of the slices with cooking spray and sprinkle evenly with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  4. Bake for 10 minutes. Flip the eggplant and coat again with cooking spray. Bake until golden brown and crisp, about 10 minutes. Serve with warmed marinara. Drizzle with balsamic glaze, and sprinkle with basil leaves, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

136 Calories
3g Fat
21g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 136
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 5g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Vitamin A 313IU 6%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Folate 41mcg 10%
Sodium 461mg 20%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 1mg 8%
Magnesium 24mg 6%
Potassium 358mg 8%

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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