All the yummy flavors of Eggplant Parmesan made into these little pizzas. No traditional pizza crusts…The baked eggplant becomes the crust and then topped with pizza toppings. So simple and really delicious. Each mini pizza has 76 calories, 3 grams of fat and 2 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints and 2 Green. Makes a fun appetizer. Serve for lunch or dinner with a salad and you’re all set. See serving tips below.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 25 minutes
Ingredients for Eggplant:
1 (~10 oz) eggplant (un-peeled) cut into 8 slices (½ inch thick)
1 egg, I like using Egg-land’s Best
1½ slices multigrain or whole wheat bread, see shopping tips
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
Black pepper, to taste
Ingredients for Pizza Toppings:
½ cup pizza sauce or marinara sauce, see shopping tips
½ cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
8 teaspoons Parmesan cheese, grated
1. Preheat oven to 425. Line a baking pan with foil. Coat the foil with cooking spray.
2. To make bread crumbs: Toast 1½ slices bread. Break into pieces (use crust too) and add to blender. Pulse into crumbs. It should equal about 1 cup bread crumbs.
Pour crumbs into a small bowl and mix in garlic powder, salt and pepper.
3. In a small shallow bowl, add the egg and beat. Dip each piece of eggplant into egg then dip each side into the bread crumbs mixture to coat. Place each piece on the baking pan. Repeat with all 8 slices. Bake for 20 minutes.
4. Remove eggplant from oven. Top each piece with 1 tablespoon pizza sauce, 1 tablespoon mozzarella cheese and 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese. Place back in oven for 5-7 minutes until hot and melted.
Makes 8 mini pizzas
I used Milton’s Multigrain bread to create the bread crumb or use your favorite multigrain or whole wheat bread. If you don’t want to make your own crumbs, you could use 1 cup Panko bread crumbs, if desired.
I like Ragu, Prego’s or Classico pizza sauce. They comes in a small (14 oz) size jar. You could also use a jar of marinara sauce, if desired.
Create a really fun meal, by serving with my Low Carb Salad on a Stick, Italian-Style. If you’d like to keep the entire meal vegetarian, just leave the salami off the salad sticks.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 1-Blue
WW SmartPoints 2-Green
WW POINTS PLUS 2
|SKINNY FACTS: for mini 1 pizza
76 calories, 3g fat, 0g sat. fat, 23mg chol, 5g prot, 9g carbs, 2g fiber, 256mg sodium, 2g sugar
|FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
53 calories, 0g sat. fat, 4g protein, 2g sugar