Thursday, February 25, 2010

Eggplant Parmesan & Pasta Bake

Eggplant Parmesan Hero
From Weight Watcher cookbook Take-Out Tonight, pg 143

1 (1 lb) eggplant, unpeeled and cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
1 large egg
1 tablespoon fat-free milk
1/2 cup Italia-seasoned dried bread crumbs
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 cup prepared marinara sauce, heated
4 italia hard rolls, split

1) preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a nonstick baking sheet with nonstick spray; set aside.

2) Lightly beat the egg & milk in a shallow bowl. Mix the bread crumbs and parmesan on a sheet on wax paper. Dip the eggplant in the egg mixture, then in the bread crumbs and arrange in one layer on the baking sheet. Lightly spray the eggplant with nonstick spray. Bake until the eggplant in softened and lightly browned, about 25 minutes.

3) Divide eggplant slices into 4 equal portions on the baking sheet. Overlap each group of slices so they are no larger than the dimensions of each roll. Top each portion with 1 tablespoon of the mozzarella. Bake until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.

4) Transfer each eggplant portion to the bottom of each roll; top each with 1/4 cup of the sauce. Replace top of rolls and serve at once.

Nutrition Info:
Per serving (1 hero): 338 cal, 8 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 60 mg chol, 796 mg sod, 53 g carb, 5 g fib, 13 g prot, 204 mg calc.
Points: 7

Simple Pasta Bake

I just take my leftover pasta and sauce and mix together. Pour into a Pyrex dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. I normally use an 8x8 Pyrex dish. Let cool, wrap in Press-N-Seal and then foil. Freeze for up to 1 month.

When ready to use, I take out of freezer a few days before and put into fridge. Then it is ready to bake -- 350 for about 35 minutes. At the 35 minute mark, I remove foil and add mozzerella cheese and pop back into oven until cheese is melted.

Tonight we are having pasta bake and I prepared eggplant to go with it. I didn't put them on rolls like the recipe above but will add a touch of pasta sauce and cheese.

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