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Recipe: The Secret to Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan is layered with baked, not fried eggplant, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese for a delicious meal the whole family is going to love! 
Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan with green beans on white platter from Walking on Sunshine

Eggplant Parmesan is one of my favorite recipes.  

Only I don't like all the added calories of frying the eggplant.  Today I'm going to share with you my secret to Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan.  

For years now I've been baking my eggplant slices and the result is amazing.  The slices come out crispy and most of the time I devour them before I have the opportunity to make Eggplant Parmesan. 

This is an easy recipe to follow and you can lighten things up even more by using a reduced calorie mozzarella cheese if you want.  


You can read and print out the recipe for Healthy Baked Eggplant Slices on the post I did last week here. Once the eggplant slices are baked, I like to create stacks of Eggplant Parmesan with the slices. I don't like to have a casserole dish with layers of eggplant that you have to cut in to for serving.  

I like the presentation of stacks of delicious Eggplant Parmesan.  

Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan 


Everything is ready to be assembled. 
Ingredients for Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan from Walking on Sunshine

Put a spoonful of homemade tomato sauce on the bottom of a baking pan.  Place an eggplant slice on top.  I was only making enough for two people.  But if you're making for a crowd, use a bigger baking pan and space out the eggplant slices accordingly.  
Layer the eggplant slices for Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan from Walking on Sunshine

Place another spoonful of tomato sauce on top of the eggplant slices.  
Add homemade sauce to the eggplant layers for Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan from Walking on Sunshine

Place a little mozzarella cheese on top.  
Add shredded mozzarella for the Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan from Walking on Sunshine

Repeat the layers about three times.  Any more layers and it makes it difficult to remove from the baking pan for serving.  
Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan stacked slices from Walking on Sunshine

Add the freshly grated Parmesan cheese to the top.
Add Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese to the Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan from Walking on Sunshine.

Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes or until everything is heated through and the cheese is melted.  
Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan in baking dish from Walking on Sunshine

Now, don't these stacks of Eggplant Parmesan look pretty?  I've made this recipe for just my husband and I as well as a crowd of people.  Stacking the eggplant like this is always best.  
Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan from Walking on Sunshine


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Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

INGREDIENTS:

  • Eggplant slices already breaded and baked; see NOTE below.
  • 1 cup homemade tomato sauce; or more if needed.
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Spray a baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Add a little homemade tomato sauce to cover the bottom of the baking pan.
  3. Begin building the individual stacks of Eggplant Parmesan by placing a slice of eggplant on the bottom of the baking pan followed by a spoonful of tomato sauce and then mozzarella cheese.
  4. Repeat until you have around 3 layers. Anymore and it's difficult to remove from the baking pan to serve.
  5. Sprinkle the freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top.
  6. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 10 minutes or until everything is heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Notes:
  1. These are just estimates as to how much homemade sauce and cheese you will need. It all depends on how much of the eggplant slices you have.
  2. You can find the recipe for Baked Eggplant Slices here: http://www.walkingonsunshinerecipes.com/2017/05/healthy-baked-crispy-eggplant.html
  3. You can find the recipe for Homemade Tomato Sauce here: http://www.walkingonsunshinerecipes.com/2017/03/recipe-slow-cooker-tomato-sauce-with.html
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