Easy Eggplant Parmesan Recipe – Healthy & Simple in First Easy Cookbook

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Easy Eggplant Parmesan Recipe Simplified in Healthy Eggplant Parmesan Casserole!

Who doesn’t love an easy eggplant Parmesan recipe?  My 5-ingredient melt in your mouth healthy eggplant Parmesan casserole makes it possible for you to whip up this scrumptious recipe in minutes and not hours! My cookbook, Kitchen 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence, is perfect first easy cookbook or for the busy cook. I order eggplant Parmesan at restaurants but I also know it is high fat and high calorie.  I created this one-dish easy eggplant Parmesan baked in the oven for a quick dinner or eggplant vegetable side.  My specialty is healthy easy recipes and enjoy sharing my healthy easy recipes.  I spoke at  LSU Chaarg and this was one of those recipes I talked about inspiring college students to eat healthy! They all promised they would use KITCHEN 101.

Quick Easy Eggplant Parmesan Recipe from Kitchen 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence

Don’t be intimidated by this classic Italian dish — as this quick easy baked eggplant Parmesan recipe is super easy and super delicious! With 6 ingredients you can whip up this quick easy baked eggplant Parmesan recipe for a great vegetarian dinner option.

Makes 6 servings

2 medium eggplants, peeled and cut in 1/2-inch slices (about 1 1/2 pounds)
2 onions, thinly sliced into rings
1 (26-ounce) jar marinara sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat oblong 2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Arrange eggplant slices along bottom of dish. Top with onions.
3. In large bowl, mix marinara sauce, oregano and basil. Spread evenly over onion slices.
4. Bake 40-45 minutes or until eggplant is tender. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and return to oven 10 minutes more or until cheese is melted.

Nutritional info per serving: Calories 221, Calories from Fat 37%, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 634mg, Carbohydrates 26g, Dietary Fiber 7g, Total Sugars 14g, Protein 10g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat

Terrific Tip: Use different flavored marinara sauces in my easy eggplant Parmesan recipe.

Quick Easy Baked Eggplant Parmesan Recipe in KITCHEN 101-Super First Easy Cookbook
first easy cookbook KITCHEN 101 with quick easy baked eggplant Parmesan recipeKITCHEN 101

If you are new to cooking, then KITCHEN 101 is really is for you because all of the recipes are delicious but easy at the same time – and not to mention they all have pictures. This easy eggplant Parmesan baked in the oven with a few ingredients is just as good as the complicated recipe! My first easy cookbook simplifies eating healthy and there’s lots of recipes from the book on my healthy food blog.

With “real” photos, it is SO helpful when cooking a dish! I opened right to the chapter Start Simple, and thought what better place to start and the Easy Eggplant Parmesan looked so good – and believe me it was! Don’t believe how simple it is? Check it out yourself:

When Is Eggplant Season? Great Time For My Quick Easy Baked Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Lucky for us, you can find eggplant year round to make quick easy baked eggplant Parmesan recipe but the eggplant season is from July to October? How to buy eggplants? Look for eggplants with firm, glossy skin. The eggplants should feel heavy no matter what variety you select.  Eggplant can be found in different sizes and colors. Eggplants keep in the refrigerator. Eggplant is a great source of fiber and my easy eggplant Parmesan recipe baked in the oven has 7 grams of fiber! I once had someone buy my cookbook if it included easy eggplant recipes and I remember that from years ago.  Eggplant makes a great addition to pasta recipes.

I Used Mini Food Processor At My Mom’s House for Easy Eggplant Parmesan Baked In Oven Recipe

Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus Food Processor to make your easy eggplant Parmesan baked in oven recipeCuisinart Mini Prep Plus Food Processor

Sometimes I use a knife and sometimes I even buy prechopped ingredients.  I have never used one of these mini food processors until I was cooking for my parents at their home.   I cook in such quantity and it made sense for me to use the larger Cuisinart models.  Yes, I am a Cuisinart snob because I think they make the best food processors.

So, I used my mom’s mini food processor when I was making my healthy eggplant Parmesan casserole for dinner  and immediately looked to see the brand to share with you. I admit I LOVED this mini processor and it worked great.  Perfect for small recipes.  These mini food choppers sure are convenient and I recommend them for people who need chopping assistance. I am going to order me one now for those quick small jobs.  I highly recommend this brand but maybe you have another favorite–this one works great.


Healthy Easy Meat Sauce Recipe As Good As My Healthy Eggplant Parmesan Casserole

I know lots of people enjoy making their famous meat sauce recipe that has to cook for hours to have the perfect flavor.  Not me because I am busy but also want to give my family home cooking!  I think you’ll find this easy spaghetti sauce recipe perfect for those nights you have the craving.  I take advantage of convenience items and use the healthy marinara sauce! It’s another KITCHEN 101 recipe and this book simplifies cooking with classic homemade recipes.

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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