Healthy aubergine parmigiana

Healthy aubergine parmigiana

  • serves 4
  • Easy

An absolute classic, made that little bit healthier by using a few clever tricks. It's high in protein, low in salt and calories, and delicious to boot


Try this healthy baked aubergine dish, or check out our classic aubergine parmigiana recipe.



  • aubergines 2, sliced into 1/2cm-thick slices lengthways
  • spray oil
  • olive oil 2 tsp
  • onion 1, finely chopped
  • garlic 3 cloves, thinly sliced
  • chopped tomatoes 2 x 400g tins
  • mozzarella 2 x 125g balls, thinly sliced
  • basil a large bunch
  • parmesan (or veggie alternative) or other Italian hard cheese 75g, finely grated
  • salad to serve


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the aubergine slices onto baking paper lined trays and spray with a little oil. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes, flipping halfway until softened and crisping at the edges.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large pan and cook the onion and garlic for 10 minutes until soft, then add the chopped tomatoes, season, and simmer for 20 minutes.

  • Step 3

    In a roughly 20cm x 30cm baking dish, layer up the aubergine and sauce, and roughly half-way, a layer of half of the mozzarella, basil, and parmesan. Layer up the remaining aubergine and sauce, and finish with a final layer of mozzarella, basil and parmesan.

  • Step 4

    Put into the oven for 30 minutes or until golden and bubbling. Serve with a salad.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 361
  • Fat 21.2g
  • Saturates 12.7g
  • Carbs 15.7g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Fibre 7.3g
  • Protein 23.2g
  • Salt 1g