Heart Healthy Recipes
Low Carb Eggplant Parmesan
PREP TIME: 20 MIN
COOK TIME: 25 MIN
TOTAL TIME: 45 MIN
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 medium eggplant, cut into rounds
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
16 oz. marinara sauce (look for low sugar)
1 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup fresh basil
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice the eggplant into long pieces. If you have time, sprinkle the eggplant with salt and let it rest for 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes, press a paper towel against the eggplant to remove any excess moisture.
Cover 2 baking sheets with foil and spray with cooking spray. Place the eggplant in a single layer on the baking sheets. Brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until softened.
Meanwhile, coat an 8 X 8 glass baking dish with cooking spray. Add about 1/3 of the sauce to the bottom. Add a layer of the baked eggplant. Sprinkle with 1/2 the mozzarella cheese. Add more sauce, another layer of eggplant, more sauce, and then sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese on top. Mix together the almond flour and Parmesan cheese and sprinkle over top.
Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and let cheese brown and crisp if desired, you can also broil it for a couple minutes. Let rest for 15-20 minutes if possible. Serve with fresh basil.