Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Cheesy Eggplant Parmesan 172 Calories, 4.71g Fat
Eggplant covered in a zesty tomato sauce and smothered in cheese
1 Medium Unpeeled Eggplant
1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup Private Selection/Kroger Parmesan Herb Panko Crumbs
1/2 Egg Beaters
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 dash Sea Salt
1 dash Coarse Black Pepper
1 cup Crushed Tomatoes (canned)
1 cup Mozzarella Lowfat Cheese
1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
1.Preheat oven to 375 Degrees. Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray, set to side.
2.Cut ends off of eggplant and cut into round slices approx 1/4 inch thick, set to side.
3.Pour 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour into bowl. Pour 1/2 of Egg Beaters into a separate bowl. Pour 1 cup Private Selection (Kroger) Parmesan Herb Panko Crumbs into a separate bowl (If you do not have Parmesan Herb Panko Crumbs, use non seasoned Panko Crumbs and add 2 tbls of Italian Seasoning)
4.Cover one eggplant slice with flour, then dip in egg, shake off excess egg mixture, dip eggplant into panko crumbs and cover well. Place covered eggplant on baking sheet. Repeat until all eggplant covered. Spray Eggplant with non-stick spray.
5.Bake Eggplant for 15 minutes, remove from oven, flip eggplant over, spray with non-stick spray and bake an additional 15 minutes. Meanwhile, pour one cup canned crushed tomato into bowl, add 1 tbsp Italian seasoning, 1 tsp garlic powder, dash of salt, dash of pepper and mix well. Warm mixture in microwave for 3 minutes on medium heat, stir well.
6.Once Eggplant is completely cooked, remove from oven, add 1 spoon of tomato sauce over eggplant and top with mozzarella cheese (use 1 cup lowfat mozzarella cheese evenly over all eggplant) Bake an additional 5 minutes until cheese is melted.
Makes 5 Servings (approx 3 Eggplant Slices per serving)
Let me just say "Oh My Goodness, this is GOOD!" Not only does this satisfy the desires from something packed with crunch, but this zesty and cheesy eggplant, is a great way to mix things up for dinner. Not your ordinary same ol' same ol' when this is served!
This was a great way to mix things up at dinner, we ate this as the main dish and enjoyed a side salad and a small baked yam. What a hit at the dinner table. I really really enjoyed this one!
Two Thumbs Up for Taste and Presentation!
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Weight Watchers: Approximately 3 PTS