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Better for You Eggplant Parmesan

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  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 1 hr
  • serves: 8 people
  • calories: 158 1 serving

This no-fry version of the Italian classic is a bit lighter, but just as delicious as the traditional version. With no messy stovetop to worry about, this recipe is sure to make it into your weekly dinner rotation.


cost per recipe: $10.40

  • 4 baby eggplant (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut in half lengthwise and stems removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup seasoned panko


  • Tips

    • For a heartier dish, try adding ground turkey!  Use 3 baby eggplant (about 1 1/4 pounds) and increase sauce to 1 jar (23.5 ounces).  While the eggplant halves are baking, cook 1 pound ground turkey in a 12-inch nonstick skillet until cooked through.  Stir in 1 cup sauce and cook until hot.  Top the eggplant with the turkey mixture, then add remaining sauce, cheese and panko mixture as shown above and bake as directed.
  • Step 1

    Set the oven to 400°F.  Spray a 13x9x2-inch baking dish with vegetable cooking spray.  Place the eggplant, cut-side up, into the baking dish.  Brush with 1 tablespoon olive oil.  Season the eggplant as desired.

  • Step 2

    Bake for 30 minutes or until the eggplant is fork-tender.  Spoon the sauce over the eggplant and sprinkle with the cheeses.  Stir the panko and remaining olive oil in a small bowl.  Sprinkle the panko mixture over the cheeses.

  • Step 3

    Bake for 20 minutes or until hot and the cheese is melted.


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  • The Best

    August 15, 2016

    I have made this multiple times. It is much better than the fried version.

  • no mess!

    jeanne c.
    June 19, 2019

    simple, easy & barely any clean-up. i did add some extra garlic powder & a couple shakes of red pepper flakes. great recipe

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Calories 158
Total Fat 7 g
Sat. Fat 2.4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Sodium 287 mg
Total Carb 18 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugar 9 g
Added Sugars 1 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 4 %DV
Potassium 11 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.