Italian Eggplant Bake

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Ingredients:

  • 1 peeled eggplant, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) package mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1 (8-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce, divided
  • 2/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

 

Preparation

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Arrange the eggplant slices on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; broil 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°.
  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat; add onion and next 5 ingredients (onion through mushrooms). Cover and cook 7 minutes or until tender, stirring mixture occasionally. Increase heat to medium-high; uncover and cook for 2 minutes or until liquid evaporates.
  5. Spread half of mushroom mixture in bottom of a 1 1/2-quart round baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange half of eggplant slices over mushroom mixture; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Top with 1/2 cup tomato sauce and 1/3 cup mozzarella. Spread remaining mushroom mixture over mozzarella; top with remaining eggplant slices. Sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon pepper; top with remaining tomato sauce. Cover and bake at 375° for 1 hour. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Let stand 10 minutes.  Makes 4 servings.

Amount per serving

  • Calories: 168
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 5.6g
  • Saturated fat: 3.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 10.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 21g
  • Fiber: 6.1g
  • Cholesterol: 16mg
  • Iron: 2.1mg
  • Sodium: 369mg
  • Calcium: 236mg

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