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Eggplant Squash Bake


Eggplant Squash Bake

Eggplant Squash Bake

Eggplant is low in carbohydrate, calories, sodium and fat. No wonder it's such a big part of the Mediterranean diet many nutritionists and doctors consider so healthy. Layered with low-fat cheeses as it is here, eggplant lets you enjoy the flavor of lasagna with a lot less fat and carbs.

Yield

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
Nonstick olive oil cooking spray
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons fat-free (skim) milk
1-1/2 teaspoons dried marjoram
3/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup no-sugar-added meatless spaghetti sauce, divided
1/2 pound eggplant, peeled and cut into thin crosswise slices
2 medium (6 ounces) zucchini, cut in half then lengthwise into thin slices
2 medium (6 ounces)yellow summer squash, cut in half then lengthwise into thin slices
2 tablespoons shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Preparation

  1. Combine onion and garlic in medium microwavable bowl. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute.
  2. Add ricotta, pimientos, Parmesan, milk, marjoram, tarragon, salt, nutmeg and pepper. Spray 9- or 10-inch round microwavable baking dish with cooking spray. Spread 1/3 cup spaghetti sauce in bottom of dish.
  3. Layer half of eggplant, zucchini and summer squash in dish; top with ricotta mixture. Layer remaining eggplant, zucchini and summer squash over ricotta mixture. Top with remaining 2/3 cup spaghetti sauce.
  4. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH 17 to 19 minutes or until vegetables are tender, rotating dish every 6 minutes. Top with mozzarella cheese. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 cup Eggplant Squash Bake
Fiber 5 g
Carbohydrate 19 g
Cholesterol 25 mg
Saturated Fat 6 g
Total Fat 8 g
Calories from Fat 35 %
Calories 190
Protein 13 g
Sodium 647 mg

Dietary Exchange

Vegetable 3
Fat 1
Meat 1

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