Recipes and Cooking Eggplant Parmesan Heros 3.9 (14) Eggplant slices breaded in crushed croutons turn this sandwich in to a thoroughly satisfying meat-free meal. When purchasing eggplants, select one that is firm and heavy for its size. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on February 1, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 15 mins Bake Time: 15 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 medium eggplant (about 1 pound) 1 cup bottled marinara sauce 1 cup seasoned croutons, crushed ⅓ cup shredded Parmesan cheese 4 hero or hoagie buns, split Fresh basil leaves (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Peel eggplant, if desired; cut eggplant into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place marinara sauce in a shallow dish. In a second shallow dish combine crushed croutons and half the cheese. Dip eggplant in marinara and then in crouton mixture; press to coat. Place eggplant on prepared baking sheet. Lightly coat with cooking spray. Bake for 15 minutes or until breading is browned and eggplant is tender. Remove from oven. On another baking sheet toast buns for 2 minutes or until lightly toasted. Meanwhile, transfer remaining marinara to a small microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave for 30 seconds. Place eggplant on toasted bun bottoms; top with warm marinara, remaining cheese, and bun tops. If desired, sprinkle with basil leaves. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 423 Calories 9g Fat 73g Carbs 13g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 423 % Daily Value * Total Fat 9g 12% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 7mg 2% Sodium 1011mg 44% Total Carbohydrate 73g 27% Total Sugars 17g Protein 13g Vitamin C 4.1mg 21% Calcium 323.1mg 25% Iron 3.8mg 21% Potassium 542mg 12% Folate, total 149.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.