Healthy Instant Pot eggplant parmesan topped with fresh basil, red pepper flakes, and mozzarella cheese on a white that is sitting on a white linen.
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Healthy Instant Pot Eggplant Parmesan

A quick 20 minute dinner, this Healthy Instant Pot Eggplant Parmesan isn't breaded or fried, only calls for 4 ingredients, and makes a delicious, comforting, and low carb meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Easy Eggplant Parmesan, Healthy Eggplant Parmesan, Instant Pot Eggplant Parmesan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 279kcal
Author Kelly


  • 2 large eggplants (780 grams)
  • 2 cups marinara sauce, divided
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (2 cups)
  • salt
  • for servings: fresh basil, red pepper flakes, parmesan cheese...


  • Prepare eggplant. Cut off the top and the bottom of the eggplant and stand up straight. Slice eggplant lengthwise into 1/4-1/2 inch slices. Salt eggplant slices on both sides.
  • In your Instant Pot, add 1/2 cup of marinara sauce and spread out evenly on the bottom*. Cover sauce with a layer of eggplant, covering the bottom as best you can. Add 1/2 cup of sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Continue layering the eggplant, sauce, and cheese (I had 3 layers).
  • Close Instant Pot lid, make sure vent is set to sealed, and set to manual mode on high pressure for 10 minutes. Manually or naturally release pressure when done (pressure releases natually in about 4-5 minutes). Cut into 4 equal pieces and top with optional toppings. Enjoy!


*you will want a more runny marinara for this recipe. There needs to be enough liquid in the bottom of the pot to make sure the eggplant doesn't burn and the pot comes up to temperature. For my 8QT IP, 1/2 cup was enough. If your sauce is not as runny, use more. The marinara sauce I used is linked above. I have also read that you can put parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, but I haven't tried.


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1200IU | Vitamin C: 12.4mg | Calcium: 240mg | Iron: 1.1mg