Let’s introduce my favorite recipe which is a keto delight that’s not only easy to make but also incredibly delicious – Keto Baked Eggplant Parmesan Slices!
If you’re on a low-carb journey and looking to satisfy your cravings for a classic Italian favorite, you’re in for a treat.
In this recipe, we take the humble eggplant, transform it into crispy, cheesy perfection, and create a keto-friendly dish that’s bound to become a new favorite in your culinary repertoire.
With a golden crust, gooey cheese, and aromatic herbs, these eggplant Parmesan slices are a delightful way to enjoy a taste of Italy while staying true to your keto goals!
Baked Keto Eggplant Parmesan Slices
Eggplant often doesn’t get the credit it deserves, and that’s a real shame because when prepared just right, it’s a culinary gem.
Our keto-baked eggplant Parmesan slices recipe is here to prove just how effortlessly you can turn this humble veggie into a mouthwatering dish that’ll leave you craving for more.
It takes just about 10 minutes of prep work, where you coat the eggplant with a cheesy concoction and bake it to golden perfection.
It’s a breeze! Trust us, when it comes to keto-friendly dishes, it doesn’t get much better than this.
But there’s more to eggplant than its deliciousness – it’s a nutritional powerhouse too. It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals, promotes digestion, reduces cancer risks, supports bone health, and even boosts brain function.
Keep that vibrant purple skin on; it’s where most of those health benefits hide. When you bake the eggplant, that skin becomes tender and adds flavor while keeping things healthy.
Now, you might be wondering when’s the perfect time to serve up this amazing creation. Honestly, when isn’t it a good time?
Baked eggplant Parmesan makes a fantastic appetizer before a meal or a side that complements almost anything. We love it with grilled chicken, baked salmon, or alongside a juicy sirloin steak. Eggplant plays nice with just about any dish, making it a perfect keto option.
But here’s the thing – once you try this recipe (and trust us, you’ll fall in love), you’ll realize it makes an epic snack too!
Whip up a tray of these baked eggplant Parmesan slices and savor them fresh from the oven. No need for potato chips or carb-heavy fruits when you’ve got eggplant.
You can even turn eggplant Parmesan into a whole meal by swapping it in for your protein. It’s a fantastic vegetarian option, and the keto-friendly, scrumptious factor seals the deal.
If you’re tired of the culinary rut, it’s time to elevate your weekly meal plan. Give this low-carb masterpiece a shot, and you’ll wonder why you didn’t discover it sooner! In just about 40 minutes, you’ll have this delightful side dish on your table, and trust us, it’s an instant crowd-pleaser.
Keto Baked Eggplant Parmesan Slices
- 1 large eggplant
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 large egg beaten
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
- Slice the eggplant into 8 thick slices. Place these slices on the prepared baking sheet.
- Sprinkle the eggplant slices with salt and pepper to taste. Bake them in the preheated oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until they start to brown.
- While the eggplant is baking, in a bowl, combine the shredded mozzarella cheese, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, almond flour, dried oregano, and dried thyme. Mix everything together well.
- After the initial bake, flip the eggplant slices and return them to the oven. Continue baking until they become browned again.
- Remove the eggplant slices from the oven and brush each slice with the beaten egg.
- Sprinkle the cheese mixture evenly over the top of each eggplant slice.
- Place the eggplant slices back in the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and becomes beautifully browned.
- Once the cheese is perfectly melted and golden, take the slices out of the oven. Serve them hot and enjoy your delicious Baked Eggplant Parmesan Slices!