Low-Fat Mediterranean Eggplant Casserole

You can cut the fat of this classic Italian dish by substituting fat-free ricotta for full-fat, without sacrificing any flavor or pleasure. This is a healthy Mediterranean eggplant dish to please the whole family.

INGREDIENTS
1 pound eggplant (1 large or 2 medium)
2 1/2 cups pasta sauce, your favorite store-bought or homemade
1 15-ounce tub fat-free ricotta cheese, drained
1 6-ounce bag fresh baby spinach
1/3 cup freshly-grated Parmesan or Parmagiano-Reggiano cheese

1. Preheat oven to 450. Meanwhile, slice the eggplant longways in 1/4-inch slices, and place without overlapping on a baking sheet lightly coated with olive oil or cooking spray. Roast in preheated oven 20 minutes, turning once, until tender. Remove and set aside.

2. Steam spinach over a pot of boiling water for 3 minutes or until barely wilted, then squeeze dry and set aside.

3. Reduce oven to 350F. In an 8-inch by 8-inch baking dish, place 1/3 of the sauce, then layer 1/3 of the eggplant slices on top. Top with 1/3 of the spinach and 1/3 of the ricotta. Repeat layers, then top final layer with Parmesan and bake until bubbly about 25 minutes.

Serves 4.

By Cait Johnson, author of Witch in the Kitchen (Inner Traditions, 2001).

33 comments

Simone Santos
Simone 3 years ago

delicia de receita, adoro beringelas, fazem parte do nosso cardapio

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Paula H.
.3 years ago

thank you!

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Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W3 years ago

Yum!

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Vita Pagh
Vita P3 years ago

Thank you.

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Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage s3 years ago

ty

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Bryna Pizzo
Bryna Pizzo3 years ago

Thank you!

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Edvanir L.
Edvanir L3 years ago

Thank you.

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Alicia N.
Alicia N3 years ago

eegplant tastes so good! Thanks

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Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago

Thanks.

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Elena T.
Elena P3 years ago

Thank you :)

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