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 here.



  • 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