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Eggplant Pizzas

Eggplant Pizzas

After making the cauliflower pizza crust and the zucchini pizza crust the next vegetable up was eggplant! Instead of following in the footsteps of his predecessors I wanted to go another route with the eggplant pizzas keeping things nice ans simple and just using eggplant slices as the crust of the pizzas. These eggplant pizzas are really easy to make, you simply slice the eggplant and roast or grill the slices until the eggplant just starts to turn tender, top it with your favourite pizza toppings and then bake them until the cheese gets all melty and good! In addition to being easy to make they are super tasty and if you are an eggplant lover like me then they are even better than the original, healthier and kid friendly to boot! These eggplant pizzas are bound to become a staple on my meal plan!

Eggplant Pizzas
With all of the fresh tomatoes around I could not help making my own pizza sauce with them but feel free to use store bought to save some time.

Eggplant Pizzas
Just look at all of that ooey, gooey melted cheesy goodness!

Eggplant Pizzas

Eggplant Pizzas

Prep Time: 5 minutes Sit Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes Servings: 4

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



ingredients
  • 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 ounce pepperoni
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.

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.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 212, Fat 13g (Saturated 5g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 31mg, Sodium 411mg, Carbs 12g (Fiber 5g, Sugars 4g), Protein 10g
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Simple Pizza Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 2 cups

A quick and easy pizza sauce made with fresh tomatoes.



ingredients
  • 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
directions
  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat, add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  3. Add the tomatoes and oregano and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. 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.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 120, Fat 7g (Saturated 0.5g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 0, Sodium 10mg, Carbs 13g (Fiber 3g, Sugars 6g), Protein 2g
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30 comments:

Tieghan said...

Y.U.M! All that cheese! Eggplant is the perfect vessel to hold all the yummy cheese! These look awesome!

Maria said...

What a fun pizza!

Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Yummy!

Heather Christo said...

These are so cute and tiny! (and in my mind "healthy"!)

Aimee @ Simple Bites said...

I just made a big batch of pizza sauce, Kevin. Now I know how to use it up!!

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

I love finding excuses to cook eggplant and these look simply perfect! :)

Marie Matter said...

Such a good idea!

Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat said...

Genius in its simplicity! Yum!

Connie Girl said...

Great idea! I can't wait to try them!

NotesFromAbroad said...

Perfect timing ! We are overloaded with produce from the farm markets in our area, eggplant and zucchini and tomatoes. I can only eat so much ratatouille .. this will be tomorrow nights dinner.
Thank you dear~

ash janicar said...

thank you soooooo much,
i've been looking for something different and quick

Des said...

I was seriously just talking to someone today about how I need to eat more eggplant and you post this. Perfect timing!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

Definitely trying this for dinner soon! So fun!

naomi said...

I can totally get behind this eggplant pizza! I love your non-flour creative crust!

Redlindy said...

Had to comment on this one, What a fabulous idea, I love eggplant so this is right up my alley. Bet my kids will love it too.

Arthur in the Garden! said...

OH, they are cute!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

Pizza in eggplant form?! Yes please! Jason and I are in dire need of veggies since this move - can't wait to make this for him - he'll be thrilled!

Gaby said...

low carb pizzas!! brilliant!

Noelle said...

Made them tonight! YUM! http://instagram.com/p/eI7ReVEqRQ/

Luckies said...

Thankyou for sharing the recipe of yummy Eggplant Pizza. My kids definitely have a party tonight. I am very happy that I have founded your awesome website. Thanks

- spoonstories- said...

Super idea for dinner party! Thanks

Kevin Lynch said...

Noelle: I am glad that you enjoyed them and thanks for sharing the photo!

Joanne said...

These are the perfect handheld mini pizzas!

Emily said...

Genius idea! They are the perfect hand held size.

Bilal Malik said...

Yummyyyyy! Seems like very delicious and tasty. I'v Eggplant lover and it'll be more tasty for me! Surely I'll check it.

James said...

The answer for people on a no bread diet! #getridofthesparetyre

Photography Guy said...

These look friggin amazing, never tried eggplant, might have to look out for it!

Sajid Khan said...

I love pizza. Yammy :)

Miriam (What's in the fridge?) said...

Just tried these, they're delicious!!!!!

Fidia Wati said...

brialiant idea, thanks:)

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