Monday, March 24, 2014

Eggplant Parmigiana: Meal in a Muffin

This has been one of my favorite muffins, probably because Eggplant Parmigiana is one of my favorite Italian dishes.  This little meal in a muffin  is handy to have on hand for my Trim Healthy Mama eating,  it is quick and easy to make,  it doesn't have any frying or grease to deal with,  is very low carb… and did I mention that it is delicious.  We kept eating and eating these muffins.

Peel and slice the Eggplant.

Soak the Eggplant in salted water (about 2 tablespoons in 3- 4 quarts water)  for 20 -30 minutes, to remove any bitterness that an Eggplant sometimes has.

Spray the muffin cups with cooking spray and put a teaspoon of Parmesan in the bottom of each.

Put a slice of Eggplant in each.

Sprinkle with Parmesan.

Then Mozzerella;

Repeat layers;

End with Mozzerella and then top with egg mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes, or until muffins are puffy and browned lightly on the top.

Serve with spaghetti and marinara sauce.

Eggplant Parmesan: Meal in a Muffin

1 eggplant
2 cups mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1 cup parmesan cheese
3 eggs
1/4 cup butter
Marinara Sauce

  1. Peel and slice and soak one eggplant in salted water.
  2. Spray the bottom of a large cup muffin pan with cooking spray.
  3. Sprinkle the bottom of each muffin cup with a teaspoon of parmesan cheese.
  4. Add a slice of eggplant (trim each slice to fit in the muffin cup).
  5. Sprinkle another teaspoon of parmesan and a little mozzarella over each eggplant slice.
  6. Repeat layers until all is full, ending with mozzarella.
  7. Melt better.
  8. Whisk together eggs and melted butter.
  9. Pour egg mixture evenly into each muffin cup.  Push the eggplant and cheese down a little to mix the egg mixture evenly through the layers.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes; or until muffins are puffy and lightly brown.
  11. Serve with pasta and marinara sauce.
  12. Enjoy.
Makes 6 large muffins


  1. Oh yum I will have to make these for my kids I think they will enjoy them ~love Heather

  2. Dear Pam, I so can't wait to make these!! I think this is a great idea, wish I lived closer to a store to get an eggplant. Your blog is so pretty and refreshing! Your recipes just make me want to cook and (EAT)
    The photos are really mouth watering in their appearance.
    Yours Always, Roxy

  3. What a great brunch idea! Pinned!

  4. Hello Mom! Wow do these look delicious!! And your pictures look like they are right out of Country Living!

    My computer is not working again :( so I am not sure when I will be back to blogging. It is so refreshing to see and read your blog this morning! I can't wait to catch up. Hopefully I will call you today. I love you!!!

    Love Elizabeth

  5. Okay, can I just come up and have dinner with you? These look so scrumptious! I all ready have the recipe printed out and I think I might have to run to the store this afternoon to get the ingredients.


    I hope you have a great week Pam!

    Miss you,

  6. Its funny, but my son (who is vegan) only mentioned the other day Eggplant Parmigiana and I was intrigued. I like the idea of using the muffin tin, would make it so much easier. In fact it has got my mind going with ideas too!!


  7. I've been enjoying this series Pam...thank you for all the ideas! I had a bad experience with eggplant once....this post has be wondering if I should give it another try. :) Happy weekend to you! Camille

  8. Several of our kids like eggplant. I bet these would be fun for their lunches too. I'm going to have to make them soon.

  9. My dad has been growing the long thin type of eggplant. They would be perfect for this, and we need a new recipe for eating eggplant around here. :-) This looks like it's worth a try! I think he will like it. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Just gave the eggplant parmigiana a try and it was fabulous. My wife loved it and my picky daughter even said she liked it! Very simple to make and has great flavor. Looked just like the picture when cooked. Oh yeah did I mention I'm a guy ? If I can do it anyone can. Thanks for the great idea.

  11. Jorg…..
    Thanks so much for stopping by. I love that you tried the recipe, and loved it; made my day. Bon Appetite, and blessings, Pam

  12. I made these tonight for dinner and they were wonderful! We are eating following the THM guidelines and with just a little sauce, they fit in as an S meal! My husband and daughter loved them too! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Love the comment Rick and Jan. So glad you enjoyed them. Have a wonderful week and thanks for the comment.

  13. Just made this for dinner and it is fantastic! I love eggplant parm, and this is the best I've ever made. Thank you for sharing

    1. Thank you so much for the comment, you made my day. I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe.

      Blessings, Pam