These Baked Eggplant Sticks are breaded with Italian breadcrumbs and Parmesan, baked or air-fried until golden, and served with a quick marinara sauce.

Baked Eggplant Sticks

Try this easy, low-fat version of fried eggplant sticks, breaded and baked, and ready after half an hour in a hot oven.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked eggplant, Baked Eggplant Sticks, breaded eggplant, eggplant appetizer, eggplant sticks
Servings: 4
Calories: 87kcal


  • 10 oz. Eggplant, from 1 small or 1/2 large
  • 1 tsp. Olive oil
  • ½ tsp. Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • ½ cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs, (substitute with gluten bread crumbs if GF)
  • 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Large egg white
  • oil spray
  • 1 cup  quick marinara sauce for dipping, optional, extra



  • Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and lightly spray with oil.
  • Place eggplant strips in a bowl and season with olive oil, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a bowl, and egg whites in another.
  • Dip a few strips of eggplant at a time into the egg whites, then into the breadcrumbs. Using a fork, remove eggplant from crumbs and place on the baking sheets. Spray with more oil and bake 10 minutes in the middle rack.
  • Turn over and bake an additional 5 minutes, or until golden. Serve hot.

Air Fryer

  • Cook in batches, putting the sticks in the basket in an even layer, careful not to overcrowd it. Spritz with olive oil spray. Air Fry at 350F for 10 minutes, turning halfway.


Serving: 1/4 of recipe

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories87
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 3g 5%
    • Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
  • Cholesterol 2mg 1%
  • Sodium 441mg 19%
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
    • Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%
    • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 4.5g 9%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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