Eggplant Swiss Cheese Casserole is a satisfying meatless casserole seasoned with oregano and parsley. Swiss and Parmesan cheese complement the dish.

Eggplant Swiss Cheese CasserolePrep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Ready In: 50 min

Servings: 6

Ingredients
½ cup Onion, chopped
1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 can Tomato Paste (6 oz)
1¾ cup Water
2 tsp dried Oregano
¼ cup Parsley leaves, freshly chopped or 2 tbsp dried Parsley flakes
½ tsp Salt
1 large Eggplant (Zucchini can be substituted)
1 lb Swiss Cheese, sliced
1½ cup dry Bread Cubes
1 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated

Directions
Sauté the onion in the oil in a saucepan until the onion is tender. Add the tomato paste, water, oregano, parsley and salt.
Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Cut the eggplant (or zucchini) into ¼ inch-thick slices.
Arrange one layer of eggplant slices in the bottom of a lightly-oiled 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Pour on about 1/3 cup of the tomato sauce. Top with the Swiss cheese slices.
Add another layer of eggplant slices and pour on about 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce. Combine the rest of the sauce with the bread cubes and spoon over the eggplant. Sprinkle on the Parmesan Cheese. Bake at 325 degrees for about 25 minutes.

Tips & Notes
Eggplant has a low caloric density and can help you control your weight. Each cup of eggplant with the skin contains only 35 calories. Low-calorie foods, such as fruits and vegetables, help you limit your calorie intake so that you can lose or maintain your weight. Overweight and obese people are at higher risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Eggplant provides a relatively high amount of dietary fiber. Each cup of cooked eggplant with the skin provides 2.5 grams of fiber, which helps lower your cholesterol levels and regulate your blood sugar levels, according to Colorado State University. A high-fiber diet also lowers your risk of developing hemorrhoids and constipation. In addition to eggplant, other vegetables, fruits, beans and whole grains provide fiber.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 385
Total Fat: 26g
Cholesterol: 72mg
Sodium: 497mg
Total Carbohydrates: 17g
Protein: 4g

Source: DiabetesCare.net

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