Skinny Zucchini Parmesan

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If you love eggplant parmesan, you’ll surely love this! It’s easy-to-prep and absolutely delicious. Using zucchini creates a much more delicate flavor than eggplant. Each main course serving has 239 calories, 5 grams of fat and 7 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 7 Green. Once baked, this casserole freezes great. I hope you thoroughly enjoy it!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 40 minutes


Ingredients

1 pound (~2 large ) zucchini, sliced lengthwise

1 egg + 1 egg white beaten together

1 cup regular bread crumbs, plain

1 teaspoon garlic powder

Salt and pepper, to taste

Olive oil cooking spray

1 (28 oz) jar pasta sauce, I used Classico Tomato Basil or your favorite

1 (15 oz) container fat-free ricotta cheese

¾ cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded

2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a 9 x 9-inch baking pan with foil and coat with olive oil or canola oil cooking spray.

2. Slice zucchini lengthwise in slices a little more than ¼ inch thick. On a plate, toss together, bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add egg and egg white to a shallow dish. Mix together. Dip the zucchini slices in the eggs and then in bread crumbs. Place the breaded slices on the baking sheet, Coat the top of the zucchini with olive oil spray. Bake in oven 15 minutes on each side or just until the bread crumbs are lightly browned.

3. Coat a 9-inch, square baking pan with cooking spray. In the pan, place one layer of zucchini on the bottom of dish. Add ½ of ricotta cheese on top of all zucchini slices. Spoon ½ of tomato sauce on top of the entire layer. Repeat the layering process once more. Sprinkle top of casserole with mozzarella cheese.

4. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on top and bake for 5 more minutes.

5. Remove from oven and let set. Once set, cut into 6 slices.

Makes 6 servings. Each serving, 1 slice.


WW Freestyle SmartPoints
7Blue
WW SmartPoints
7-Green
WW POINTS PLUS 6

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 slice
239 calories, 5g fat, 2g sat. fat, 60mg chol, 19g prot, 31g carbs, 3g fiber, 757mg sodium, 13g sugar
FACTS: for SmartPoints
220 calories, 2g sat. fat, 11g sugar, 18g protein

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Comments

  1. Looks like a lovely recipe except for the 750mg of Sodium and way too much sugar. I wonder if it would be lower with more fresh tomatoes and less but full fat instead of fat free cheeses.

  2. Cathy, In addition to using full fat cheese, if that’s ok for you, you could cut the sodium by looking for a low sodium pasta sauce. Plus, you could leave out the Parmesan cheese.
    I hope you enjoy!
    My best,
    Nancy

  3. Sorry, Dee. I just a 9 x 9-inch baking pan. You can see a part of it in the photo. I used a Porcelain baking pan but you can use It can be metal or glass.
    Enjoy!
    My best,
    Nancy

  4. So sorry Sarah but at this point, I’m only including Blue and Green points. For all of these years, I’ve used a different program than WW to input all of my recipes to do the nutrition facts and points

    I have hundreds of recipes and don’t have the time to input them into WW to make the calculations for the purple plan. Maybe in the future.

    Thanks for joining me on Skinny Kitchen!

    My best,
    Nancy

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