5-Ingredient Weight Watchers Baked Eggplant Casserole Recipe by 30Seconds Food

5-Ingredient Weight Watchers Baked Eggplant Casserole Recipe

So many of us are trying to lose weight right now (or always?). If you think you can't have a casserole while watching what you eat, think again. This Weight Watchers eggplant casserole recipe is rich, hearty, cheesy, saucy and satisfying.

The skinny eggplant casserole has just five ingredients: spaghetti sauce, cheese, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese and eggplant. The eggplant is sliced then grilled until soft and tender. The eggplant and other ingredients are layered in a square baking pan, then baked for about 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

You can buy sugar-free, lower-sodium and healthier spaghetti sauces for this recipe. Most cheese comes in lower-fat versions these days, so feel free to switch the cheese out for your favorite variety. Serve this easy five-ingredient casserole with a salad or roasted vegetable for a complete vegetarian dinner.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce 
  • 3/4 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese or cheddar cheese (or a combination)
  • 3/4 cup nonfat cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 pound eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Grill the eggplant slices in a grill pan or on an indoor or outdoor grill until soft, about 5 to 10 minutes. 
  2. Put a layer of the eggplant onto the bottom of an 8x8-inch baking pan that's been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. 
  3. Cover with half of the mozzarella, half of the spaghetti sauce and half of the cottage cheese. Repeat layers ending with cheese. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. 
  4. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 30 minutes. 

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Donna John
Yum! And so easy.
How amazing to have comfort food that’s not that bad for you.
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
What a simple way to eat healthier. Love this easy, delicious recipe! #yum

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