Eggplant Parmesan

Updated: March 14, 2019

Packed with bone building vitamins and minerals

Eggplants are prized for their vivid color, which can be purple, white or green as well their unique taste and texture. Eggplants also contain phytonutrients that improve blood circulation and nourish the brain. While this isn’t an ‘everyday’ vegetable for most people, the benefits of eggplant make it a great option from time to time. (1)

Packed with bone building vitamins and minerals

Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplants contain phytonutrients that improve blood circulation and nourish the brain.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Calories 2413 kcal


  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 1 medium eggplant (approximately 1 pound)
  • 1/3 cup Italian breadcrumbs boneless skinless, sliced thin
  • 3/4 lb mozzarella cheese sliced thin
  • 1 jar marinara sauce (approximately 3 cups)
  • 1/4 lb parmesan cheese grated


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Peel and slice eggplant.
  • Line bottom of 13×9 inch baking dish with the chicken breast slices.
  • Cover chicken with the eggplant slices.
  • Sprinkle breadcrumbs over eggplant.
  • Cover breadcrumbs with mozzarella cheese slices.
  • Pour marinara sauce over cheese.
  • Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees.


Testing for ripeness: gently press the skin with your finger, if it springs back the eggplant is ripe!


Calories: 2413kcalCarbohydrates: 102gProtein: 231gFat: 121gSaturated Fat: 66gCholesterol: 636mgSodium: 8582mgPotassium: 5433mgFiber: 25gSugar: 51gVitamin A: 6450IUVitamin C: 64.2mgCalcium: 3286mgIron: 14.1mg
Keyword chicken, eggplant, parmesan
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Lara Pizzorno
MDiv, MA, LMT - Best-selling author of Healthy Bones Healthy You! and Your Bones; Editor of Longevity Medicine Review, and Senior Medical Editor for Integrative Medicine Advisors.,
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PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMP, BCHN, LDN - Professor and Director of Academic Development, Nutrition programs in Clinical Nutrition at Maryland University of Integrative Health.,
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