This will prevent your eggplant parm from having too much moisture. Hi I would live to make the eggplant Parmesan. Such a good recipe, and so flavourful without all the frying! Edit: there is an extra o in ounces. Please keep the recipes coming. !This Tasted AMAZING!! Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Weight Watchers has never been so easy . You eat them I assume? I made your eggplant parmesean and it was so delicious and easy to make. I just made this dish and it rocked! Maybe use a little less ricotta, it'll still be good! Thanks for the great recipes! Good luck! This dish was delish! I just found your website and love it! Thank you! Used Victoria marinara sauce as a cheat, and Parmesan instead of pecorino romano because that’s what we had. I will definitely make this again…and again! I also loved the white bean and turkey chili recipe, and make the twice baked sweet potatoes all the time! Maybe I missed it somewhere; but can you tell me how big a serving is. Copyright ©2020, No Plate Like Home. Reminds me of Ina Gartens recipe which I used to love! Get new free recipes and exclusive content delivered right to your inbox: Your email address will not be published. So I had 6 of them, 3 layers each. well, shoot. I’m speaking from experience here. I actually grilled my eggplant before I put it together. My husband who thinks he always needs meat at every meal doesn't even miss it! Excellent. I always have a batch of Filetto di Pomodoro on hand (I feel like I make a batch every month)and the filling is very tasty (I used some cracked black pepper and garlic powder in addition to the instructions above), that made up for some of the more-done eggplant that I insisted on putting in the dish. My preggo friend LOVED it (bonus points for happy preggo lady!) i haven't even started eating yet, i can just smell them cooking and i'm so excited for dinner!!! They are paleo, low-carb, and keto. We didn’t miss the breading at all. As much as I love Italian style bread crumbs and the crunch of Panko (Japanese bread crumbs,) I prefer to use flour when frying eggplant because it has a softer texture and the focus of every bite is on the moistness and flavor of the eggplant. I cannot wait to try this recipe. I see your point Joanne, I meant grated Parmesan cheese. But 4 stitches and 4 hours later, it was delicious! And sometime also put a layer with a combo of black & green olives, green pepper, onion, mushrooms and zucchini (all or some) in the middle. Dredge the eggplant in some egg and gluten-free breadcrumbs (I used Chickpea breadcrumbs). I am confused about the Smart Point calculation on this recipe. Served with some butternut squash noodles on the side. My youngest daughter (who is just under 2) thought it was pizza and had 3 helpings! Set to the side. Thanks for the great recipe! }); We respect your privacy. This recipe translated very well to low carb because no bread crumbs! Thanks Gina for so many wonderful recipes! I made this tonight….and we really enjoyed it. Very good in the oven but even better in the air fryer… used mozzarella cheese for half and blue cheese crumbles on the other half. I love all of your recipes!!! I still used the same amount of everything else and itwas awesome! You can pat off the brown juice with a paper towel but, if you don’t, it won’t make a difference in the taste of the fried Italian eggplant. I’ve picked up other people’s trash on the beach, especially plastic. This is a great recipe! Thanks for another fantastic meal Gina! First, wash and dry the eggplant. Eggplant lover approved! I was wondering if you can use an air fryer. Thanks! I love lasagna! Change up cheeses for different flavors. A keeper. This was AMAZING.I cut into 6 servings from and put it in my Plan Manager I only got 6 points each. If you enjoy eggplant, you may want to try my One Pot Chicken Ratatouille recipe of the easy, vegetarian Eggplant … I used to make traditional Eggplant Parmesan but this will be my go to from now on. Omg do not hesitate and make this right away! Do you think it would burn on top or just develop a nice crunch? My first is the same recipe in eggplant parm. I cook for a group every Monday that go to Weight Watchers and they are always happy with all your recipes. So good! yes, this is fab to freeze. …What a pretty name too. This was really good. Terrific, some of the best I have made. Thanks GINA- these are a perfect for game day apps this fall! Made this for dinner tonight. This was so cheesy, really satisfied me. My husband, who doesn’t think its a meal if there is no meat loved it! But it needs more eggplant, and cut not quite as thing. Hi Angeline. This is so delicious!!! I just made this. Tonight I might try just the flour. Stupid question but I have never cooked with eggplant. It’s my second favorite way to eat eggplant. Will absolutely make this again. I'm a lazy cooker…. This recipe is very easy. It’s a great Meatless Monday recipe or vegetarian dinner or side dish. I do have a question. 2. I love this recipe so much I have a hard time not eating a HUGE plate of it. First I sliced my eggplant a little thicker, grilled them until softened, put together the sauce and ricotta per instructions and put my metal baking dish back on the grill, covered with foil for 25 minutes. Could I use zucchini instead of eggplant? Use the recommendation of using the Polly-O. I am an eggplant fiend! It says 4 freestyle points under the heading. I served ours with a side salad. Set a timer so not to burn the butter! Thank you to your mom, too!! Both my husband and myself loved it. Also, I used the recipe builder on the My Fitness App and it is so easy to use. I agree, fat free cheese is terrible, but reduced fat is pretty good! Definitely a keeper recipe and so much easier and healthier than traditional breaded style. delish! Salt them to sweat out the brown, bitter juice. Very very good! but gina this recipe is awesome, you are amazing and i love coming on here and making all your tasty creations for various meals. Used 2 cups of full fat mozzarella, added about 2 ounces of thawed frozen spinach, (squeezed dry), 1/4 c chopped fresh basil as well as the parsley. I made this tonight and can't believe how delicious it was for lowfat!! You might not want to be alone with this eggplant when you’re done cooking it! I think this will be my lunch for the coming week. But we microwaved it and put it back in the oven for a little longer, and there were no leftovers yum!! Thanks Karen. Looks amazing Gina. Serve as a side dish with Authentic Homemade Italian meatballs or lasagna. NOTE: if you are doubling this recipe, you’ll likely need to discard the oil when it turns brown and shows black gritty particles in it. If not, how long will it last in the fridge? of hot Italian sausage – cooked with the sauce and cut in slices. One thing I might add next time, since I had them around, is sliced fresh tomatoes in on of the layers-I love the taste of baked tomato! When I enter the information into the WW app either in calculator or the recipe builder it showed as 9 points for blue not 5. They had fried eggplant, which I'd never seen there before. If you salt the eggplant after it’s cut, let it sit for awhile (30 minutes, it’s ok if it browns) it will release much of the water that the eggplant holds. I've been making eggplant parm much the same way for many years and it's one of my favorite dishes – I've never done the ricotta mixture, just stuck with mozzarella and Parmesan, so I'm going to try your version this week, along with your sauce! Italian Breaded Eggplant, a fast and easy Italian appetizer. This was GREAT! Caprese Italian Fried Eggplant Sandwich pictured below Uncover and bake 10 minutes longer. You have to divide it into 8 equal portions. Instant Pot Easy Chicken Pot Pie Soup in 10 Min! I use this recipe to make Eggplant Parmigiana! so excited!! This was a huge hit with my family and guests last night! My husband loves lasagna and now likes this as much I have made it several times – no changes needed. 1.7k. I’d call it Eggplant Lasagna! My favorite recipe on skinny taste (for now)! used the MALE eggplants, less seeds and not as bitter. All I have is some zucchini so I'm going to try that.. crossing fingers that it still comes out good. I am extremely picky and struggle to find healthy recipes to eat. Hope it worked! Dredging station: Dip them in flour, followed by beaten eggs. @ Jen, not sure how many carbs total, but 1 cup of eggplant has about 7 grams. What did I miss? I was trying to get them dried out, but they quickly went from slightly golden to burned. The ricotta mixture was bland, and the dish overall lacked flavor. My husband doesn’t like eggplant in general so it’s all mine. I’ve got this in the oven as we speak (well, type)! I froze half to have at another time and it was just as good as the first time. I added blanched spinach to my ricotta mixture instead of the parsley, which is how I usually make my lasagna. When eggplant slices are done sweating out the bitter, brown juice, dip them in this order: first in the flour and then dunk them in the eggs until fully coated with egg on both sides and then in the frying pan. Also my dad is more of a meat guy so I have added browned crumbled chicken italian sausage in the layers and it’s awesome. Absolutely delicious. I found that 1/4″ setting on my mandoline would get too thin and develop a paper-like texture. hi, Gina, this was great. This recipe is so easy and so delicious!! Wow, just wow! I used a 23.5 Oz jar of marinara, only had 26 Oz (by weight) of eggplant, rather than the 2 pounds. The total mozzarella is 2 cups, but I read the recipe as 3 layers of 1 cup each. Thanks for sharing. I going to try this breaded with chickpea crumbs they are gluten free my new favorite thing. This is a great way to try it for the first time! Might add some long slices of zucchini next time to bulk up more. Lol it’s so good plain or with Italian bread. All in all, really nice, I also used Giada Delaurentiss sauce reciepe. Thank you for making this weight loss journey tasty and doable!!! DELISH! Recipe calls for less? It was almost like tempura. LOL Glad to hear I'm not the only who did! I'm looking for throw in the oven meals for weekdays! My husband and I loved it. Excellent recipe! My fiance said it was the best thing he ate in the last 6 months, and that includes his birthday dinner! I made this last night and it was amazing. The reason for doing it in this order is the egg won’t adhere to the eggplant unless it’s dipped in flour first and the bread crumbs won’t adhere to the flour unless it’s dipped in egg first. Thanks. Eggplant holds a brown bitter juice that we want to extract before we dredge and fry them. Thank you. I can do a double serving w/ a salad for a great meal (which will be lunch today), or a single serving with a protein (which will be dinner tonight). Curious if anyone has ever frozen this dish? I followed the instructions carefully but the dish was still very watery. This was amazing. Oven-Fried Eggplant . big mistake? But I wouldn't use the one from the tin can, use a jarred sauce which is already seasoned. I've tried some other light versions that use egg white and breadcrumbs and bake it, but I like this so much better. Hi. My mom used to make it like this, which is how I starting liking eggplant too!! It’s simply delicious! I was a little skeptical about the fat free ricotta, but it's perfect with the parsley and peccorino romano. This Lighter Eggplant Parmesan is one of my favorite ways to eat eggplant. I didn't tell him until he'd had seconds that it had eggplant! Definitely adding to the list of weekly meal prep. This was like a cross between eggplant parmesan and lasagna. Thanks for all the great receipes. It was phenomenal! Thanks, Katie. I did try a few and they all yielded a similar crispy result. This a really old recipe and I will remake it and make adjustments. However I used closed to 4 cups of mozzarella. Thanks for sharing. Don’t miss the breadcrumbs or the frying. I haven't been able to locate it. I know you can do it both ways, but I've only ever had eggplant with the skin off… would be interested in trying with it on. This was likely the best "diet" food I have ever eaten and the tomato sauce is now a staple, we eat it on everything. I made this tonight… Not a fan of ricotta… I used goat cheese… I have been looking for a recipe like this for a while!!! I’m confused. Do you peel the eggplant? To be honest, I didn't *love* this immediately, which probably had more to do with the 6 year old, crying through dinner. The thing I love the most about this dish is that it reheats well and it's even better the next day. I've used many over the last few weeks, and not only do my fiancee and I love them, but, our kids as well! Martini coming soon!! in the fridge and used it mixed with a cup of diced tomatoes and a little garlic. Thanks. So, I understand you’re concern. @Gina-Can you prepare this the night before like a lasagna and then pop it into the oven? You may fall in love. My husband gave rave reviews. Every time I made it it’s been very watery what have I done wrong. . omg Gina it was delish! I had to forgo my frozen yogurt bar and do watermelon for dessert instead, but it was worth it to have ALL THAT PARM! Thank you s million times! It was so dense, satisfying, and delicious! Let me know how it turns out! My husband and I absolutely love this dish! I’m sue the recipe is great as is but sometimes I’m just too lazy to go to the store if I’m missing something . Made this last night and it was DA BOMB! i am also curious if using your homemade marinara would be just as good, and if it would change the point value at all? I tried this not sure if my husband would like it. I also add a 16-oz bag of spinach (because that stuff cooks down to practically nothing) and 24 oz of sliced mushrooms, both sauteed in nothing but water. We LOVE eggplant in our house! I tried this for my cookbook club today. I make a half and half casserole dish using no bake lasagna noodles for my son because he does not like eggplant. I can’t wait to have the leftovers since I am full . Made this last night for our weekly meatless Friday meal. BUT 5 points or 9 points this was absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!!! Second, cut the eggplant into 1/4 inch thick, round pieces. I can't wait to try some of your others. Our planet is dying as is without people promoting single use products. This is an AMAZING recipe. Some Fried Eggplant recipes are dry and with a hard texture. This recipe is fucked! Otherwise, as recipe stated… I know a lot of people criticize because they say you’re not following the recipe, but hey the recipe is the guide and for that, Gina, I am so grateful! Made this tonight for dinner and it was a hit! Gina, I made this past weekend and it was delicious! Paired it with homemade breaded chicken strips. The homemade tomato sauce was a bit acidic, but once I added the sugar, it was perfect. I've heard of people substituting cottage cheese for ricotta. My WW leader mentioned your website in our meeting last week and I'm hooked! Layer if … I’m making this now. Since finding your website I am confident I can finally do it. But I could not help to reach out and warn your followers, eggplant can be bitter. or in circles? Will definitely make this again! Jen. I didn't use a mandoline, so I thought maybe I cut it too thin. Okay so I used 2.5 eggplants (2 rather large and one small) and we grilled them instead of the oven and they must have shrunk or something because there was only enough to for one layer. U put a lot of time and effort into what you do and it shows.. This recipe is a keeper, Love this recipe! Broil for 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Thanks for another keeper! SO GOOD! No, the peel doesn’t detract from the flavor of the eggplant nor does it remove itself from the vegetable flesh as do peppers need to be removed unless you don’t like it. This sounds really tasty . Can you slice the eggplant with a spiralizer? I'm so happy you all like it! The ricotta mixture is definitely the best part of the recipe so make sure not to skimp! But, it is possible to dredge the eggplant with a fork but, I just find it faster to use my hands. Using a, Meanwhile, heat the oil on med/high heat in a. Don’t skimp on the sauce – it sounds like too much but it’s not! I have been dying to make this recipe for several weeks now, but I can not find fat free ricotta cheese anywhere. It was so easy to use. Keeps, travels, reheats and freezes well. Kelly, yes as but check your labels, they are not all the same. I got 3 real nice layers out of it. It's awesome, thanks! Dish was delicious. Thank you so much for this site and all your hard work. I went to 2 supermarkets and all i could find was low fat. This was delicious! Do you see the brown seeds in the photo above? Thanks again for another wonderful recipe! Sorry about the dumb questoin……Tammie. Plus, this pan fried eggplant recipe can be made gluten-free too! A few of mine stuck even though they had olive oil on them. https://www.thespruceeats.com/oven-fried-eggplant-sticks-recipe-2217586 I will make this again, and again, and again. Gina, this was delicious! Came out great, just more eggplant next time. Very Yummy! when i used nutritional info to calculate points for WW blue, it came out to 9 SP…, The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”). Breading and Cooking the Eggplant. You rock! I look forward to trying many more of your recipes and hopefully losing a few pounds while doing so.Thanks again! Happy I found this one, it’s a household staple! Used 5 small eggplants instead of 1 or 2 big ones. I don't see sodium content in the recipes. Can you please clarify the layering instructions? These oven-baked eggplant fries are made without breadcrumbs. Made this for dinner last night and it was a big hit! Thank you Gina for yet another fabulous recipe, Never in a million years did I think I would like eggplant parm made anyway then the traditional breaded way. Great idea to cut out the frying and bread crumbs! Allow each side to rest for 15 minutes to help expel excess water. Need to keep the eggplant slices thicker, as I am used to paper thin for pan frying, and some of my eggplant slices burned! Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a cast-iron pan over medium-high heat until smoking hot. I read Gina’s comment about tasting like lasagna after I tried the recipe and that is what I said too. When I put the nutrition facts into my WW app, I am getting a serving= 8 freestyle points, not 4. Fabulous! Made this last night and it was awesome! I add tofu and roasted red peppers, sometimes sautéed mushrooms … It's all good! Luckily, I had lasagna noodles at the house and turned into that. I asked her for the recipe and she gave me the url for this site. Lie them in a platter and salt each layer. Just layered eggplant, sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Fry them in canola, corn or olive oil heated to about 365 degrees. Could I have been too skimpy on the olive oil? I just made this tonight for dinner and it was a huge hit! Prepare unbaked Eggplant Parmesan in a freezer to oven safe baking dish or foil dish, cover tightly and freeze for up to 3 months. Yes, you can pop leftovers into the microwave in a microwave-safe dish or set the oven to 350F, cover the dish with foil and pop them in until hot and ready. A delicious way to enjoy this fall vegetable! Remove from oven and top each eggplant with 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce, followed by 1 tablespoon of cheese. I’ll post later tonight on how it turns out. How about tomatillo sauce, would that work ? I can't figure out how they did it and in HUGE quantities for the after-church rush! Ultimately my changes of adding more eggplant and doubling/using the Whole Milk Mozzerella double the caloric intake of what Gina has listed and adds about 6g of extra protein; but we eat this as an entree and it really helps make it a meal that is more satisfying for everyone and works with my 1500 cal/day diet. We also use double cheese and use whole-milk Mozz to get the nice gooeyness when you serve it (adds 100 cal per serving) and just use the entire 16-oz container of ricotta so we don’t waste it. Make sandwiches, Eggplant Parmesan (or Parmigiana) or eat it as is. So good! Gotta get those antioxidants! Line two baking sheets — I love these extra-large baking sheets for this — with parchment (if you wish) then drizzle some oil over top and spread out with your hand. I was sure to slice eggplant very thin. Add Salt and Pepper to taste. I’ll show you how to fry eggplant with flour and eggs. Love it and now its a staple in our house. Gluten-free option in Recipe Notes. I was nervous to make eggplant, as I thought the kids would hate it.. Well just the opposite, they gobbled it down ( 4 and 7 years) and my husband too, who ate eggplant for the first time. Glad the kiddies liked it! Excellent/. I prepared it a few days ago and cooked it from frozen, it DID take longer than 1 hour 15 min as recommended (the middle was still frozen)! Even my 13 yr old son, who swears he hates eggplant, loved it. I found your link on the ww website and I am so THANKFUL that I did. wouldn't change a thing with this recipe. This Italian Fried Eggplant is simple to make in 5 easy steps: Therefore, let’s get started and you’ll see…. I am new to WW and I have to tell you that I love your site/recipes! And thanks to the husband who gave this 7 stars! Preheat oven to 350 degrees. ????. I know if it’s a ST recipe it will be amazing. I got 324 calories for 1/6 recipe. wah). I hope you like it Marcellina! But do you leave the skin on the eggplant? I only used 1 3/4 cup mozarella because Kraft sells their shredded 2% cheese in bags of 1 3/4 cup instead of 2 cup and I didn't feel like buying a second one. Thanks a zillion for all these lovely recipes, they're so creative, light, colorful and full of flavour. Thanks again!! Transfer to the prepared pans, it's ok if they overlap slightly. Love this recipe. i made dinner from this site every night for one week and in that week i lost 6 lbs! I have leftover cheese because of this. Perfectly delicious. I will be making this again & again!Thank you so much! I will let you know how it comes out Gina. This will prevent your eggplant parm from having too much moisture. Recommend spraying pans down before baking eggplant slices. Thanks, Gina! I wish I had taken the skin off the eggplant. This is awesome, and really easy to prepare, LOVE It. Next, let’s start dredging! My daughter who is extremely picky has been eating very well lately thanks to you. What’s one more dish to wash? 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