Light Eggplant / Zucchini Parmigiana

"This eggplant and or zucchini parmigiana is a fat reduced version and easy version. The main change is insteat of frying the vegetables you roast them in the oven. This procedure takes some time, but you avoid to soak everything with a lot of oil. I prepare always a big portion as I freeze the rest!"
Light Eggplant / Zucchini Parmigiana created by Karen Elizabeth
Ready In:
1hr 30mins



  • Slice you eggplants or zucchini in 1/4 inch thick slices.
  • Place eggplants in a big bowl and spread salt on them. Stir to coat them well. After 30 minutes rinse them and press out the water. This step is not necessary for zucchini.
  • Turn on your oven to high broil.
  • Coat with oil the eggplants or zucchini in the bowl with your hands.
  • Place one layer of eggplants or zucchini on your baking try (I use a silicon map for this as it is easier to clean) and broil on both sides until they change the color to light brown. Repeat with all vegetables.
  • Place your vegetables slightly vertical in your mold (I use a 10-8 inch one) and place mozzarella in between (see photo).
  • Spread parmesan on it and press some cheese between the layers.
  • Mix marinara sauce, oregano and pesto together and top everything with marinara sauce.
  • Bake 30 minutes 350°F/180°C.
  • This is usually served warm but in summer it is delicious cold with some bread!
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  1. Carlene Mabey
    I added a layer of roasted red pepper (jar drained) some garlic when i was roasting the eggplant and roasted pine nuts on top, shaved parmesan. Was one of the most delicious dishes !
  2. ElizabethKnicely
    This was quick and easy and very delicious. I am a huge fan of zucchini parmigiana and eggplant parmigiana so I made ours with both ingredients. I rarely make an parmigiana recipe without breading and frying, but this one was just as good without it. I liked preparing everything in the oven and we really loved the saucy, cheesy goodness of this casserole. I served it using Recipe #335398 by Acadia*. The sauce and the Recipe #469200 paired very well together and I'm sure that I will be making this often. Thank you for a new family favorite awalde! Made for PAC Spring 2014.
  3. Karen Elizabeth
    Light Eggplant / Zucchini Parmigiana Created by Karen Elizabeth
  4. Karen Elizabeth
    Yum, loved this, loved all the cheese!! Used just eggplant although zucchini would be nice too. Very tasty and easily prepared, a very good parmigiana, thank you!!! Had half and froze the rest very successfully. Thank you, made for PRMR tag game.
  5. Jubes
    Reviewed for Aus/NZ Forum March 2013 recipe swap (for a team member who has dropped out of the game).I really enjoyed this lightened version of eggplant parmigiana and it was great that it was already gluten-free as written. Sorry that I didn't get a photo

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