I can’t stop making Eggplant Parmesan. I’ve made it in the slow cooker and in the oven as roasted rounds. I’ve created crispy Eggplant Parm Chips… even heavenly Eggplant Parm Fries. It’s fair to say that I’m crazyyy for this dish.

This new rendition delivers everything you crave in the Italian classic—oh, and it’s fuss-free and low in carbs. I promise you won’t miss the breadcrumbs; the marinara sauce seeps into the crevices of the juicy and tender eggplant, and the melty mozzarella blankets the top for the ultimate slice-and-bite situation. It’s simply irresistible and makes a perfect dish any day of the week.

Looking for more eggplant recipes? Make these Ratatouille Skewers and my No-Noodle Cheesy Spinach Lasagna!

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Eggplant Parmesan

This new rendition delivers everything you crave in the Italian classic—oh, and it’s fuss-free and low in carbs.
Servings: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 eggplant, trimmed and sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ to 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup marinara sauce
  • ½ cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, optional for heat


  • Preheat oven to 420ºF. Mist a baking sheet with nonstick oil spray.
  • Score the eggplant halves by creating a cross-hatch pattern using the tip of a knife. Place cut side up on the prepared baking sheet and drizzle olive oil evenly over the tops. Sprinkle on the salt and pepper.
  • Roast in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes until the eggplant becomes fork tender and juicy (you should be able to squish the flesh with a fork; if it looks dry, spritz oil spray over the top and place back in oven for 5 more minutes or so).
  • Remove from oven, add sauce evenly over the tops, then sprinkle on the mozzarella cheese, parmesan and red pepper flakes, if adding.
  • Place back in the oven on the top rack for about 5 more minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, watching carefully to make sure the cheese doesn’t burn. Let slightly cool and enjoy!

Nutrition Information per serving

Calories: 260Carbohydrates: 21gProtein: 11gTotal Fat: 16g— Unsaturated Fat: 11g— Saturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 820mgFiber: 8gTotal Sugar: 11g— Natural Sugar: 11g— Added Sugar: 0g
Nutrition information is calculated using a leading industry software. That being said, brands can vary, and there may be slight fluctuations in the numbers.
I’m hoping you loved this recipe! If you made it and want to share feedback, I’d be so grateful to hear from you. Please leave a review below or tag @joybauer on Instagram!