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!
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.
Just look at all of that ooey, gooey melted cheesy goodness!
Mini pizzas made on eggplant slices that are tasty, easy to make and kid friendly!
- 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
- Sprinkle the eggplant with the coarse salt, let sit on paper towels for 20 minutes and wipe dry.
- Brush the eggplant slices with oil and season with italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
- Roast the eggplant in a preheated 400F/200C oven until it just starts to turn tender, about 15-20 minutes. (Do not let them become too soft or mushy.)
- Top the eggplant with sauce, cheese and pepperoni and broil until the cheese has melted, about 3-5 minutes.
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.
Zucchini Pizza Bites
Zucchini Pizza Crust (with Chipotle BBQ Bacon and Grilled Corn Pizza)
Cauliflower Pizza Crust (BBQ Chicken Pizza)
Grilled Eggplant and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich with Halloumi
Eggplant Tortino in a Kalamata Olive Marinara Sauce
Eggplant Parmesan (Melanzane alla Parmigiana)
Crispy Baked Eggplant Fries with Marinara Dipping Sauce (aka Eggplant Parmesan Fries!)
Grilled Corn, Roasted Poblano and Bacon Zucchini Crust Pizza
Pepperoni Pizza Cauliflower Casserole
No Crust Pepperoni Pizza
Loaded Baked Potato Broccoli Crust Pizza
Pizza Stuffed Chicken
Crispy Tortilla Skillet Pizza
Pepperoni Pizza Spaghetti Squash