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Simple Eggplant Rollups

Eggplant is a summer season vegetable and a great source of fiber and b-vitamins
Extra-virgin olive oil adds heart-healthy fats to this dish, while also making it satiating

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Simple Eggplant Rollups

simple eggplant rollups
  • Author: Pam
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 eggplants, cut lengthwise into 12 (1/4 inch thick) slices
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1, 10 oz container whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups marinara sauce (I use Rao’s Marinara sauce)
  • 1/3 cup shaved parmesan

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. Sprinkle eggplant slices on both sides with 1/4 tsp salt and place in a colander to drain for 15 minutes. Rinse well and press between 2 paper towels to dry.
  3. Arrange eggplant slices in a single layer on greased baking sheets. Spray eggplant slices on both sides with olive oil cooking spray.
  4. Bake at 425 until just beginning to brown, about 13-15 minutes. Remove from oven, and reduce temperature to 375F.
  5. While eggplant is baking, stir together ricotta, basil, pepper, oil, and remaining 1/2 tsp salt in a medium bowl.
  6. Pour 1 cup of the marinara sauce into an 11 x 7 in baking dish. Place 1 Tbsp ricotta mixture on 1 eggplant slice and roll up from the short end.
  7. Place rollup, seam side down in the baking dish. Repeat with remaining ricotta mixture and eggplant slices. Top evenly with remaining 1/4 cup marinara.
  8. Bake at 375F until sauce is bubbly and warm and tops of rollups are very lightly browned, about 15-20 minutes. Top with parmesan and basil. Serve immediately.

Keywords: : Try adding minced mushrooms, fresh spinach, grated zucchini, or lean ground turkey/beef to your rollups

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