Keto Eggplant Cheese Bake

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5 from 46 votes

This delicious keto parmesan eggplant cheese bake recipe is made entirely from scratch with a chunky fresh tomato sauce and loaded with melted cheese on top. It makes the perfect low-carb main dish for vegetarians or as a side dish for meat eaters.

Eggplant and cheese bake in a baking dish.
Delicious eggplant and cheese bake recipe.

Our Eggplant Parmesan can be served as a primary or side dish – it goes perfectly with Garlic Butter Chicken!

The chunky fresh tomato sauce makes this dish. If you don’t want to make your own, replace it with 1 cup of Marinara Sauce. Note that this will affect the nutritional information below.

Ingredients

Keto Eggplant Parmesan Ingredients - easy low carb vegetarian recipe
Keto Eggplant Parmesan Ingredients
  • Sauce Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 4 cloves of Garlic, crushed
  • ½ small Onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons of Tomato Paste
  • 2 teaspoons of Dried Basil
  • 1 teaspoon of Dried Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • ½ teaspoon of Black Pepper, ground
  • 12 ounces of Tomatoes, fresh, diced
  • Eggplant Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 3 Eggplants, sliced thickly (you will need 18 slices)
  • ½ teaspoon of Salt
  • 3 ounces of Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, sliced
  • 2 ounces of Parmesan Cheese, shredded
  • 2 ounces of Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon of Fresh Parsley, finely chopped

How to Make Keto Eggplant Cheese Bake

How to make Eggplant Parmesan - easy low carb vegetarian recipe
How to make Eggplant Parmesan
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/390F.
  2. Place a large saucepan over high heat and add the oil, garlic, and onion. Saute for 3-5 minutes until the onion turns translucent.
  3. Add the tomato paste, basil, thyme, salt, and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then add the diced tomatoes.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, partially covered, for 15-20 minutes until the tomatoes have softened into a chunky sauce.
  5. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  6. Brush the slices of eggplant with oil and sprinkle with salt.
  7. Place a cast-iron grill pan over medium-high heat and cook the eggplant slices on each side for 2-3 minutes. This can also be done on your BBQ/grill.
  8. Place six slices of eggplant in the bottom of a casserole dish. Top each with a tablespoon of chunky tomato sauce and a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese. Repeat with the next layer.
  9. Add the 3rd layer of eggplant slices, top with a tablespoon of chunky tomato sauce, and sprinkle over the shredded parmesan and mozzarella cheese.
  10. Bake for 25 minutes, until the cheese is golden brown.
  11. Sprinkle over the fresh parsley and serve.
Eggplant and cheese bake in a baking dish.

Keto Eggplant Cheese Bake

This delicious keto eggplant and cheese bake recipe is made entirely from scratch with a chunky fresh tomato sauce and loaded with melted cheese.

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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Cook Time: 25 minutes
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Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 311kcal
Author: Matt Dobson

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Ingredients

Sauce Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4 cloves Garlic crushed
  • ½ small Onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 2 teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper ground
  • 12 ounces Tomatoes fresh, diced

Eggplant Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 Eggplants sliced thickly (you will need 18 slices)
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 3 ounces Fresh Mozzarella Cheese sliced
  • 2 ounces Parmesan Cheese shredded
  • 2 ounces Mozzarella Cheese shredded
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Parsley finely chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven 180C/390F.
  • Place a large saucepan over high heat and add the oil, garlic and onion. Saute 3-5 minutes, until the onion turns translucent.
    4 tablespoons Olive Oil, 4 cloves Garlic, ½ small Onion
  • Add the tomato paste, basil, thyme, salt, and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes then add the diced tomatoes.
    2 tablespoons Tomato Paste, 2 teaspoon Dried Basil, 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme, 1 teaspoon Salt, ½ teaspoon Black Pepper, 12 ounces Tomatoes
  • Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, partially covered, for 15-20 minutes, until the tomatoes have softened into a chunky sauce. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Brush the slices of eggplant with oil and sprinkle with salt.
    2 tablespoons Olive Oil, 3 Eggplants, ½ teaspoon Salt
  • Place a cast iron grill pan over medium high heat and cook the eggplant slices for 2-3 minutes on each side. This can also be done on your BBQ/grill.
  • Place 6 slices of eggplant in the bottom of a casserole dish. Top each with a tablespoon of the chunky tomato sauce and a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese. Repeat with the next layer.
    3 ounces Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • Add the 3rd layer of eggplant slices, top with a tablespoon of chunky tomato sauce, and sprinkle over the shredded parmesan and mozzarella cheese.
    2 ounces Parmesan Cheese, 2 ounces Mozzarella Cheese
  • Bake for 25 minutes, until the cheese is golden brown.
  • Sprinkle over the fresh parsley and serve.
    1 tablespoon Fresh Parsley

Notes

 
 
STORING: Store the eggplant chees bake in the fridge for up to 4 days. It is not suitable for freezing, as the eggplant becomes quite watery.

Nutrition

Serving: 100g | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 932mg | Potassium: 772mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 906IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 277mg | Iron: 2mg
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How To Store Eggplant Parmesan

Store Eggplant Parmesan in the fridge for up to 4 days. It is not suitable for freezing, as the eggplant becomes quite watery.

This keto eggplant bake makes six servings. One serving is one stack that has 6g net carbs.

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To make a larger batch of this Eggplant Parmesan recipe, adjust the servings above.

Eggplant and cheese bake in a baking dish.
Easy to make keto eggplant cheese bake.

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I am the founder of My Keto Kitchen. I am a nutritionist, cooking enthusiast, and part-time Van Lifer! Along with a qualified chef, we have created a collection of delicious and healthy recipes.

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