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.
I recently discovered Trader Giotto’s Fresh Bruschetta Sauce at Trader Joe’s (refrigerator), and immediately fell in love.
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.
These beautiful fruits have tender skin, and small, soft seeds; no need to salt them because they aren’t bitter.
Just layer slices of eggplant with bruschetta sauce and parmesan cheese and bake!
Easy, low calorie, and absolutely delicious! What more could a girl want?
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
- 4 baby eggplants or japanese eggplants
- 2 containers Trader Giotto's Fresh Bruschetta Sauce refrigerator
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese recommended: Trader Joe's freshly grated parmesan in a tub
- olive oil cooking spray
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray the bottom and sides of a 15-inch x 10-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Trim both ends of the eggplants, and slice lengthways into 1/2-inch thick strips.
- 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.
- 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.
Looks great and I absolutely LOVE eggplant! Thank you!
I also love eggplant Allison, and this is SERIOUSLY good! And soooo easy.
SOUNDS YUMMY AND SO EASY… THANKS AND HUGS TO YOU FOR SHARING.
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.
Thanks Michal – you got me thinking on the Olive Spread!
Made these last night, yum! I did cheat and add some mozzarella cheese… Joe liked them too! Thanks for posting!
Thanks Christina – so glad you liked it! Please comment/ share with your peeps on Facebook! Thanks 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=207486762738627&set=a.120758501411454.26257.111886778965293&type=1&theater
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?
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! 🙂
This was the best eggplant I have ever had. Very easy to make and yummy.
So glad you like it. Definitely one of my faves too!
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 ?
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!!!