Eggplant Spinach Parmesan
Servings: 8; Start to finish: 1 1/2 hours
2 middle eggplants, about 1 1/2-2 pounds total
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
olive oil title (or nonstick spray)
1 15-ounce enclosure part-skim ricotta cheese
1 egg white
1/4 crater grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons dusty Italian herb seasoning
5 cups baby spinach
1 crater shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese and 1/4 crater additional for topping
4 cups prepared marinara salsa (no sugarine added)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon belligerent black pepper
Preheat a oven to 375 F. Slice eggplant into 1/4-inch slices. Place on a vast baking piece propitious with a baking rack. Sprinkle with half a garlic and 1/4 teaspoon of a salt, and mist easily with an olive oil mister. Bake for 10 minutes, and afterwards flip over a slices. Season a second side with a remaining garlic, another 1/4 teaspoon of salt and mist with olive oil. Bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until slices are tender, though not descending apart, and afterwards concede to cold adequate to handle. Lower a oven heat to 350 F.
Meanwwwhile, brew together in a tiny play a ricotta, egg white, Parmesan cheese, Italian herb seasoning, black peppers and remaining salt. Spray a inside of a medium-sized baking or stew dish. Place 1/2 crater of a marinara salsa during a bottom of a pan.
Layer in order: half a eggplant, half a ricotta cheese, half a spinach, half a 1 crater of mozzarella, half a (remaining) sauce. Repeat a layers, finale with sauce. Top with remaining 1/4 crater of mozzarella cheese. Cover with oven protected lid or with foil (spray easily with oil to equivocate sticking), and bake until prohibited and bubbly, about 45 minutes, stealing cover median by a baking time. Let lay during slightest 10 mins before serving.
Chef’s Tip: The plate will organisation adult as it cools, if we are perplexing to cut neater squares.
Nutrition information per serving: 236 calories; 99 calories from fat; 11 g fat (5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 28 mg cholesterol; 855 mg sodium; 19 g carbohydrate; 6 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 16 g protein.
Food Network star Melissa d’Arabian is an consultant on healthy eating on a budget. She is a author of a cookbook, “Supermarket Healthy.”