Skinny Baked Eggplant Parmesan Recipe With Ricotta Is Fabulous by Sarah Amona

Skinny Baked Eggplant Parmesan Recipe With Ricotta Is Fabulous

Tender eggplant is baked with a blended tomato sauce and three cheeses to golden, melty perfection. This skinny eggplant casserole recipe is a healthy vegetarian dinner or light lunch

The eggplant is sliced and baked until soft. The eggplant is then layered with ricotta cheese, blended tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese and Italian seasonings. Bake for about 40 minutes or until ooey, gooey and delicious.  The easy eggplant recipe makes two servings, but can easily be doubled for a family. 

Serve this healthy baked eggplant with a fresh salad or your favorite vegetable. It's the perfect healthy meal for Meatless Monday.

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 eggplant, sliced thin
  • 4 ounces part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1 can (14 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes (pour into a blender and puree)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Place the sliced eggplant on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake until softened, about 20 minutes.
  2. Place half the eggplant in a small baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Top with ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup of the tomatoes that have been blended, 1 ounce of reduced fat mozzarella, 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese and 1/4 teaspoon of Italian seasonings.
  3. Add the rest of the eggplant on top. Top the eggplant with the other 1/4 cup of blended tomatoes, the other 1 ounce of reduced fat mozzarella, 1/2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and 1/4 tsp of Italian seasonings.
  4. Bake in preheated 350-degree F oven for about 40 minutes until the cheese is lightly browned and melted. 

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Elisa Schmitz
I love skinny versions of decadent meals. Thank you for the healthier recipes, Sarah Amona !
Delicious idea 😋

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