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Cheesy Baked Eggplant Pizza


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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4

Description

These little eggplant pizzas are baked slices of breaded eggplant topped with marinara and melted cheese. Simple, healthy, delicious!


Ingredients

  • 1 large unpeeled eggplant, cut into 1 inch slices
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup egg whites
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (pizza, marinara, whatever you like)
  • 1 cup shredded or sliced mozzarella cheese (can sub provolone or other cheese)
  • toppings: fresh spinach, pepperoni, green pepper, Canadian bacon, etc.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Press each slice of eggplant with paper towels to remove a little of the excess moisture. Put egg whites and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Dip eggplant slices in egg whites, then coat with breadcrumbs. Put on a baking sheet and drizzle with a tiny bit of olive oil.
  2. Bake for 10 minutes or until crisp on one side. Turn each piece over, drizzle with a tiny bit of olive oil, and bake another 5-8 minutes.
  3. Top each slice with a little tomato sauce, cheese, and your toppings. Bake another 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted.

Notes

I found that it worked best to layer the toppings on top of the sauce and underneath the cheese.