Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplants are delicious and a healthy ingredient that goes perfect on an oven-baked casserole such as “parmigiana”. My family loves Italian food so this is my interpretation of a low carb Eggplant parmigiana dish. This recipe is very easy, satisfying and full of flavor, this is what you need…

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 medium size eggplants cut in rounds and oven-roasted
  • 1 package of whole grain cheese ravioli (can remove this ingredient if you are in a low or no carbs diet)
  • 1 bottle of tomato sauce (suggested basil and oven roasted tomato)
  • 1 bag of shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound of creamy goat cheese
  • 1 bag of Italian combination shredded cheese
  • 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of granulated garlic powder
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & pepper

Preparation time: 45 minutes. You will need an oven, rectangular Pyrex, and a tray or baking sheet. The approximate cost per person is $3.00 per serving depending on local ingredients cost. This recipe serves 8-10 guests.

Cut the eggplant in rounds, place on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, sea salt and black pepper. Grill on high using the oven for few minutes, turn and grill again.

Process for Grilling Eggplant in the Oven

In the Pyrex add some tomato sauce, add layer grilled eggplant, some tomato sauce, then whole grain cheese ravioli and tomato sauce, other layer with Italian and goat cheeses, season with Italian spices and garlic powder. Add a second layer using same order and bake in the oven at 450 F for 30 minutes or until getting a golden brown color. Ravioli can be used without cooking or thawing as it will cook in the oven with rest of ingredients. If do not want to use ravioli can replace with lasagna pasta.

Process for Baking Eggplant Parmesan with Ravioli

Place in a serving bowl, decorate with fresh basil and enjoy family style. Eggplant is now in season, has a meaty flavor and is a good source of Dietary Fiber.

Eggplant Parmesan served family style

Happy eating!

 

 

 

 

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Author:Chef Adriana Martin

Adriana Martin is a Latina writer born in Mexico who is specialized in recipe development using fresh and seasonal ingredients. The inspiration behind her recipes is based on the culinary culture of Mexico and influenced by the Mediterranean cuisine and grilling which is one of her passions. Adriana likes to read about the latest trends in cuisine, learn about new cultures, travel the world discovering new ingredients and sharing with famous chefs. She is a wife, friend, step mom, grandmother and animal lover.