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Baked Eggplant with Mushroom-and-Tomato Sauce

Brit Huckabay
Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 peeled eggplant, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 1 1/4 pounds)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1 (8-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce, divided
  • 2/3 cup (about 3 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 168
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 5.6 g
  • satfat 3.2 g
  • monofat 1.5 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 10.9 g
  • carbohydrate 21 g
  • fiber 6.1 g
  • cholesterol 16 mg
  • iron 2.1 mg
  • sodium 369 mg
  • calcium 236 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. Arrange the eggplant slices on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; broil 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.

  3. Preheat oven to 375°.

  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat; add onion and next 4 ingredients (onion through mushrooms). Cover and cook 7 minutes or until tender, stirring mixture occasionally. Increase heat to medium-high; uncover and cook for 2 minutes or until liquid evaporates.

  5. Spread half of mushroom mixture in bottom of a 1 1/2-quart round baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange half of eggplant slices over mushroom mixture; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Top with 1/2 cup tomato sauce and 1/3 cup mozzarella. Spread remaining mushroom mixture over mozzarella; top with remaining eggplant slices. Sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon pepper; top with remaining tomato sauce. Cover and bake at 375° for 1 hour. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Let stand 10 minutes.

Cook's Notes

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