Italian Eggplant Casserole

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EDR Italian Eggplant Casserole
SERVES
8
COOK TIME
1 Hr

Bring the flavors of Italy into your kitchen with our delicious Italian Eggplant Casserole! This recipe is a healthier, lighter version of it's original counter part. With all the yummy flavors and amazing textures, you're going to find it hard to believe it's made for a diabetic-friendly lifestyle! This is a perfect any-time dinner that you can cook up for the whole family. 

What You'll Need

  • 1 (1-pound) eggplant, peeled, cubed
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs, divided
  • 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced

What to Do

  1. In a soup pot, bring 2 inches water to a boil. Add eggplant and cook 20-30 minutes covered until soft; drain.
     
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch-square baking dish with cooking spray.
     
  3. In a medium bowl, mash eggplant with a fork. Stir in 1/4 cup bread crumbs, the egg substitute, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, and pepper. 
     
  4. Spread eggplant mixture in prepared baking dish and top with tomato slices. Sprinkle tomatoes with remaining bread crumbs and coat with cooking spray.
     
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until tomatoes are tender and brown around edges.

Before You Start Cooking!

 

  • TIP: For some added pizzazz, in a skillet over medium heat, cook and stir 1/3 cup chopped onion and 2 minced garlic cloves until onion is tender. Stir into eggplant mixture, then bake.
  • If you like this recipe, be sure to check out the rest of our collection of easy casserole recipes for more mouthwatering goodness!
  • Fun Fact!
    • Eggplant is not a vegetable, but actually considered a berry! It's also related to the tomato. No wonder they go so well together in recipes!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 72
  • Calories from Fat 5.1
  • Total Fat 0.6g 1 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.1g 1 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 6.9g 14 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 0.1mg 0 %
  • Sodium 181mg 8 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 14g 5 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10 %
  • Sugars 2.4g 0 %

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I'm sorry but this recipe was listed in the low carb casserole category but it is not low carb when any type of bread, and the like, are used. If you substitute ground pork rinds for the bread crumbs, that would make the recipe low carb (there are other substitutions but this one is the first to come to mind). Carbs turn into sugar and that spikes your insulin levels greatly. Be careful with your carb consumption, it's a silent sugar and the culprit behind many diabetic's struggles with maintaining their blood glucose levels but is often overlooked but is often the root cause.

I was excited about this recipe because it is so low in Weight Watchers PointsPlus but was disappointed with the taste. I made it exactly as the recipe states but the flavor was too bland for me. It may be just fine and enjoyable for other folks though.

Hi there! You can increase the garlic powder, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, or even the onion powder to taste. Enjoy!

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