Since I had a delicious eggplant in the fridge that needed to be used up I decided to be creative and make a healthier version of “eggplant parmesan”!
1/2 Eggplant thinly sliced with skin removed, 1/3 cup of whole wheat breadcrumbs, 1 tsp. of reduced fat parmesan cheese, Dash of salt & pepper & garlic seasoning, 1 egg white, 1 slice of Sargento reduced fat provolone cheese, 1.5 cup (dry) of Carba Nada pasta, 1 cup of Ragu vegetable spagetti sauce.
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
First I assembled an eggplant breading line:
In the far left I have my sliced eggplant, in the middle black bowl is my one egg white, and in the red bowl I have my bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and dash of salt, pepper, and garlic seasoning. I dipped each piece of eggplant into the egg white and the generously coated each side with my breadcrumb mixture before laying flat onto a greased cookie sheet.
I then placed my breaded eggplant into the oven for 10 min. I then immediateltly heated a small sauce pan full of water for my pasta. Once it was time to flip my eggplant my water was boiling so I placed my Carba Nada Pasta into the pan to begin cooking.
This pasta only takes five minutes to cook and coincidentally once I flipped my eggplant slices they only needed to cook another five minutes as well. While waiting on this I cut my one slice of cheese into smaller pieces:
After my pasta had cooked I strained the water off and just left my pasta in the strainer (this pasta will not get extremely sticky like others tend to). Once I took my breaded eggplant out of the over each slice will was nice and crispy!
In another greased deeper pan I layered…
my breaded eggplant
piece of my cheese
some of my cold spagetti sauce
I did this until I ran out of eggplant, cheese pieces and sauce. I then placed my layered “eggplant parm” back into the oven for an additional 5 minutes.
When my layered pasta was complete I then placed it on top of my pasta and…
This dish is very filling, very low in calories and VERY delicious:)! If you have any questions about the recipe or try it out yourself please let me know what you think!
P.S. Most of my pictures are taken with my I-Phone so I apoligize for the lack of quality! Maybe Santa (somebody… anybody) will get me a new one for Christmas:)!