Enjoy simple baked eggplant with salt and oil, turn it into mini eggplant pizzas or go all out and make baked eggplant Parmesan. Eggplant is a hearty vegetable that works well on its own or in many baked recipes.
Naturally low in calories and carbohydrates, eggplant is a healthy choice for a filling lunch and dinner. As a larger vegetable, it also makes a very filling addition to the day. As a mild tasting fruit it works well on its own or as part of another flavorful dish.
This dish is just baked eggplant seasoned with some garlic, salt and ground black pepper. Garlic pieces are pushed into sliced circles of eggplant before they receive a coating of olive oil, salt and pepper. The eggplant are baked in a 500 degree Fahrenheit oven for up to 25 minutes until golden and crispy.
Mini eggplant pizzas
Make a low-carb pizza snack with slices of eggplant as the base, instead of crackers, bread or pizza dough. Before adding the toppings, the eggplant slices are salted, oiled and baked at 400 F for 20 minutes. The discs are topped with tomato paste, diced tomatoes, seasoning and cheese. When popped back into the oven for a few minutes the cheese and tomatoes become runny and gooey.
Baked eggplant Parmesan
Create a filling dinner with baked eggplant Parmesan. This casserole dish features battered baked eggplant sandwiched between layers of seasoned tomato sauce and cheeses. The dish is baked in the oven at 375 F for about 20 minutes so that all of the flavors have a chance to meld.