Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

This healthy, low-fat version of eggplant parmesan is one of the best things I’ve ever made! And couldn’t be easier.

Only 3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus values per serving.

Healthy Eggplant Parmesan - OrnaBakes. 3 WW #PointsPlus per serving.

I recently discovered Trader Giotto’s Fresh Bruschetta Sauce at Trader Joe’s (refrigerator), and immediately fell in love.

Trader Joe's Fresh Bruschetta Sauce

I’ve been dreaming of what I could make with it ever since, and when I saw these gorgeous Adagio baby eggplants at Costco, I knew the two would be fantastic together.

Windset Farms Adagio baby eggplants

These beautiful fruits have tender skin, and small, soft seeds; no need to salt them because they aren’t bitter.

Four baby eggplants

Just layer slices of eggplant with bruschetta sauce and parmesan cheese and bake!

Eggplant Parmesan ready to go in the oven

Easy, low calorie, and absolutely delicious! What more could a girl want?

Eggplant Parmesan in Dish

What is Bruschetta? (bro͝oˈsketə)

Bruschetta is traditionally grilled Italian bread topped with olive oil and typically with garlic or tomatoes. Trader Joe’s Fresh Bruschetta Sauce is the topping for the toast! But it can also be used as a pasta sauce, or incorporated in a recipe.

 

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Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan, with Bruschetta Sauce
Serves 9
3 WW PP per serving
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
107 calories
14 g
10 g
4 g
7 g
2 g
255 g
192 g
6 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
255g
Servings
9
Amount Per Serving
Calories 107
Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 2g
10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 10mg
3%
Sodium 192mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates 14g
5%
Dietary Fiber 8g
33%
Sugars 6g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
9%
Calcium
15%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 baby eggplants, or japanese eggplants
  2. 2 containers Trader Giotto's Fresh Bruschetta Sauce (refrigerator)
  3. 1 cup grated parmesan cheese (recommended: Trader Joe's freshly grated parmesan in a tub)
  4. olive oil cooking spray
  5. kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray the bottom and sides of a 15-inch x 10-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Trim both ends of the eggplants, and slice lengthways into 1/2-inch thick strips.
  3. Place half the eggplant, in a single layer, in the prepared dish; sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper; spread one container of bruschetta sauce (mix it up first) over the eggplant. Sprinkle evenly with half the parmesan cheese. Repeat with another layer of eggplant, salt and pepper, the second container of bruschetta and remaining parmesan cheese.
  4. Set the baking dish on a baking sheet; bake uncovered for about 40 minutes until cooked through and the cheese is golden brown. Let it sit for about 5 - 10 minutes before serving.
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Author: Orna

Orna Purkin is the creator of OrnaBakes—where healthy meets yummy. As a former Weight Watchers Leader and Ambassador, her passion is to inspire others with her healthy recipes, favorite food finds, and weight-loss tips — with the odd confession here and there!

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15 Comments

    • I also love eggplant Allison, and this is SERIOUSLY good! And soooo easy.

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  1. SOUNDS YUMMY AND SO EASY… THANKS AND HUGS TO YOU FOR SHARING.

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  2. I love the Trader Joe’s Bruschetta. What a yummy and simple recipe. You are going to make us all look great in the kitchen! What about an Olive spread recipe? Until the next recipe. Thanks.

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    • Thanks Michal – you got me thinking on the Olive Spread!

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  3. Made these last night, yum! I did cheat and add some mozzarella cheese… Joe liked them too! Thanks for posting!

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  4. Looved it and I used some leftover mozzarella also. I bought some very small eggplants and only had 1 or 2 slices without the rind. Can I use them also?

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    • Absolutely! 🙂 I’m sure it’s even delish with mozzarella! I was trying to keep the points as low as possible so didn’t add any, but I’m sure hubby would love it with the extra cheesy goodness! 🙂

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  5. This was the best eggplant I have ever had. Very easy to make and yummy.

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    • So glad you like it. Definitely one of my faves too!

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  6. I just made this and it is the bomb! Trader Joe was out of the fresh bruschetta and I used the jar one which was also low everything: 2 TBSP … 25 calories / 1.5 G Fat / 3 Carbs / 1 G Protein
    No cholesterol, no Sat Fats and no Trans Fats Sodium 180 mg

    Did you figure out the Points Value for this recipe ?

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    • I just bought the jar bruschetta – I’ll try it next time! With fresh bruschetta it’s 3 PointsPlus per serving. I’ll add that under the recipe too so it’s easier to see. My site is undergoing a HUGE makeover – soon recipes will be easier to print and will include nutritionals and points in the printable area. Can’t wait!!!

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