Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cheesy Stuffed Eggplant







1 Eggplant (486 grams whole, cooked to 150 grams) (3 green)
1.5 cups diced tomatoes (I used Rotel but any diced tomatoes would work) (3 green)
8 ounces low fat mozzarella cheese (2 lean)
1 tsp Marjoram Leaves (1 condiment)
1/2 tsp Garlic Salt (1 condiment)
1 tsp Thyme (1 condiment)
1/2 tsp black pepper (1 condiment)
4 TB no-sugar Spaghetti Sauce (2 condiments)


My eggplant started weighting 486 grams.  Cut off both ends and cut in half. Scoop out the insides and dice them into 1/2 inch pieces.  Save the skins to use as a boat.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8x8 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place Eggplant boats in dish.  Set aside.

Add marjoram, garlic salt, thyme & pepper to a 10" skillet with the diced eggplant.  Cook until tender. About 5-7 minutes.  Measure the cooked eggplant. You only want to use 150 grams, cooked weight.  Add back to skillet and add 1.5 cups of diced tomatoes.  I only had Rotel on hand, but any diced tomoatoes would work.  Cook together for 2-3 minutes.

Divide the eggplant mixture evenly between the 2 Eggplant boats.  Top each with 4 ounces of low fat mozzarella cheese.

Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until cheese bubbles.  Remove from oven and top with 2 TB of no-sugar Spaghetti Sauce.

This entire recipe is 2 servings.  Each serving is 1 lean, 3 green and 3 condiments.

250 calories, 14 g carbs, 14 g fat, 18 g protein

This recipe is adapted from http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=1074662

3 comments:

Caren said...

Where do you buy sugar free tomato sauce? What name is it? Thanks. :)

Cody Echtermeyer said...

I bought the Kroger Simple Truth store brand. I don't see them labeled sugar free, I just look at the ingredients. :)

Jeanie Alvarado said...

I had this for L&G tonight. What a tasty dinner. I always feel like I'm eating something I shouldn't be! I didn't have spaghetti sauce in the house so I didn't use this ingredient, but still loved this recipe and will make it again. Thank you!