Eggplant Parmesan

Bring a classic Italian restaurant dish into your home kitchen with this 15-minute recipe.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
medium eggplant, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices (1 1/2 pounds)
Cooking spray
1/3
cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4
cup Progresso™ dry bread crumbs (any flavor)
2
teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
1
cup spaghetti sauce
1 1/2
cups shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (6 ounces)

  • 1 Set oven control to broil. Generously spray both sides of each eggplant slice with cooking spray. Place on rack in broiler pan. Broil with tops 4 to 5 inches from heat about 10 minutes, turning once, until tender.
  • 2 While eggplant is broiling, mix Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs; toss with oil.
  • 3 Heat spaghetti sauce in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Remove from heat; cover to keep warm.
  • 4 Sprinkle 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese over eggplant slices. Spoon bread crumb mixture over cheese. Broil about 1 minute or until cheese is melted and crumbs are brown. Top eggplant with spaghetti sauce and remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.

Expert Tips

Eggplant Parmigiana is typically a high-fat dish. But this leaner version broils—instead of fries—the eggplant, for a significant fat and calorie savings.

Male eggplants have fewer seeds than the female variety does. Because these seeds are bitter, male eggplants are preferred. You can spot male eggplants because they have a rounder, smoother blossom end or base.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
195
(
Calories from Fat
95 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10 g
10 %
(Saturated Fat
4 g,
4 %
),
Cholesterol
20 mg
20 %;
Sodium
480 mg
480 %;
Total Carbohydrate
18 g
18 %
(Dietary Fiber
3 g
3 %
),
Protein
11 g
11 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
12%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
28%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.