Eggplant Pizzas


Brief Description

 

Mini pizzas made on eggplant slices that are tasty, easy to make and kid friendly!

Option: Grill the eggplant instead of baking them.

Note: Eggplant can get bitter with age and salting it helps draw out that bitterness. If you are using younger eggplants you can skip the salting and save some time.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 1 large eggplant, cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1 oz pepperoni
  • 2 cups tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

Ready in

0 hrs: 45 min

Difficulty

1/10

4

Makes / Serves

Nutritional Facts

sodium 421mg
protein 12g
calories 332
cholesterol 31mg
sugar 10g
fat 20g
saturated fat 5.5g
trans fat 0
carbohydrates 25g
fiber 8g

Directions

1. Sprinkle the eggplant with the coarse salt, let sit on paper towels for 20 minutes and wipe dry.
2. Brush the eggplant slices with oil and season with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
3. Roast the eggplant in a preheated 400F oven until it just starts to turn tender, about 15-20 minutes. (Do not let them become too soft or mushy.)
4. Top the eggplant with sauce, cheese and pepperoni and broil until the cheese has melted, about 3-5 minutes.
5. Sauce:Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat, add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
6. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
7. Add the tomatoes and oregano and cook for 10 minutes
8. Puree the sauce, return it to the pan, season with salt and pepper and simmer until it reduces to a thick sauce, about 5 minutes.

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