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Eggplant Pizzas

Looking for a healthy option when your pizza craving kicks in? These eggplant pizzas do just the trick with a tender and crispy base of eggplant and fresh marinara sauce topped with a crispy layer of bubbly cheese. You can't go wrong with this recipe!



Recipe


Ingredients

  • 2 Large eggplants

  • 1/2 Cup marinara sauce

  • 1/2 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1/2 Cup grated parmesan cheese

  • 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

  • 2 Tbsp salt

Directions

  1. Peel the eggplants, cut the stem off and then slice them the long way into 1/2 inch thick slices (do not cut them too thin or they won’t cook evenly). One eggplant should yield approximately 4-5 sheets depending on how large the eggplant are.

  2. Spread the eggplant slices out on paper towel or a plate, heavily sprinkle salt over both sides and let the eggplant sit for 20+ minutes.

  3. While the eggplant sits, preheat the oven to 425F.

  4. Pat the eggplant dry with a paper towel and spread the eggplant out on a greased baking sheet.

  5. Drizzle olive oil over the eggplant and then bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping the eggplant halfway through and slightly cracking the oven door open for the first 10 minutes to let the steam escape (this yields a crispier base).

  6. Top each eggplant with marinara sauce and cheese, then bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden. Enjoy!