How Many Calories Are There in Eggplant Parmigiana?

Eggplant parmigiana is an Italian food made from layers of deep-fried slices of eggplant, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Although considered a vegetarian dish, eggplant parmigiana is heavy and packed with calories and fat.

Eggplant parmigiana with cheese and mozzarella. Credit: Marzia Giacobbe/iStock/Getty Images

Total Calories

One serving of eggplant parmigiana, using a homemade recipe from Meals Matter, contains 356 calories. More than 60 percent of the total calories come from fat. Only between 20 and 35 percent of your daily total calorie consumption should come from fat.


One serving of homemade eggplant parmigiana contains 22 g of carbohydrates, which translates to 88 calories coming from carbohydrates. A serving supplies 7 percent of the daily value for carbohydrates, as well as 16 percent of the daily value for dietary fiber, assuming you consume a 2,000-calorie diet.


The Meals Matter eggplant parmigiana recipe contains 24 g of fat per serving. One gram of fat contains 9 calories, so one serving of eggplant parmigiana gets 216 calories from fat and supplies 37 percent of the total fat you need per day, including 30 percent of the daily value for saturated fat. Healthy, low-fat foods typically have 10 percent or less saturated fats.

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