Eggplant Parmesan Lightened-Up

  • Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

Sauce:
1-- (28-ounce) can no-salt-added peeled tomatoes, coarsely chopped, with their juice
2-- (15-ounce) cans no-salt-added tomato sauce
1-- (6-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato paste
1/2cup white wine
1teaspoon minced garlic
1tablespoon dried basil
1tablespoon dried oregano
Casserole:
2-- eggplants, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
3large egg whites
1/4cup water
1 1/2cups seasoned bredcrumbs
3cups shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler.  In a large saucepan, make sauce by combining tomatoes with juice, tomato sauce, tomato paste, white wine, garlic, basil and oregano.  Bring to a boil, lower heat, and cook 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, soak eggplant slices in water to cover 30 minutes.  Pat dry.
  3. In a bowl, mix egg whites and 1/4 cup water together with a fork.  Dip eggplant slices in egg white mixture and roll in breadcrumbs.  Place on a baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray and broil 5 minutes on each side, until lightly browned.  Watch closely.  Remove and set aside.
  4. Lower the oven temperature to 350F.
  5. In a 2-quart oblong baking dish, layer half the sauce, half the eggplant and half the mozzarella cheese.   Repeat layers.  Bake 30 minutes, or until bubbly and cheese is melted.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 293
  • Fat 8.2g
  • Saturated Fat 4.6g
  • Cholesterol 25mg
  • Sodium 741mg