Naked Eggplant Parm in a Mug + More Microwave Mini-Meal Recipes

Jul 14 2020
It's me, Lisa! Me and my microwave have a very special relationship: Together, we make speedy mini meals that I enjoy all day long. Want the taste of an oven-baked Italian classic, but don’t have the patience to make the real deal? Just grab some essential ingredients and meet me at the microwave...

Hungry Girl's Healthy Naked Eggplant Parm in a Mug Recipe

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Entire recipe: 220 calories, 7g total fat (2.5g sat. fat), 696mg sodium, 25g carbs, 10g fiber, 13g sugars, 18.5g protein

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes


3 cups cubed eggplant

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Dash salt

1/4 cup meatless crumbles, cooked according to package directions

2 tbsp. light/low-fat ricotta cheese

1/8 tsp. Italian seasoning

1/4 cup marinara sauce with 70 calories or less per 1/2-cup serving

1 stick light string cheese, torn into pieces

Optional topping: grated Parmesan cheese


Place eggplant in a large microwave-safe bowl with 1 - 2 tbsp. water. Cover and microwave for 5 - 6 minutes, or until soft. Thoroughly blot dry. Season with 1/4 tsp. garlic powder and the salt.

In a small bowl, mix meatless crumbles with remaining 1/4 tsp. garlic powder. In another small bowl, mix ricotta with Italian seasoning.

In a large microwave-safe mug, evenly layer half of each ingredient: eggplant, marinara, ricotta, meatless crumbles, and string cheese pieces. Repeat layering with remaining ingredients.

Microwave for 2 - 2 1/2 minutes, or until entire dish is hot and cheese has melted.


Chew on this:

July 14th (today) is National Nude Day, so it's fitting that this eggplant Parm is naked. Enjoy!

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