Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Eggplant Rollatini

Normally the word eggplant scares me away from just about any recipe, but when I started my health kick a few months ago, I also made a goal to try new things. I found this recipe at Walking on Sunshine, (delightful blog, take a peek) and decided to give it a try. Not only did I like this dish, but it is also husband approved. Impressive I know.
I changed a few minor things including adding more of both types of cheese and using spaghetti sauce instead of tomato sauce, because adding herbs and more cheese always makes my husband more likely to try a dish. Who doesn't love cheese?

1 Eggplant
Ricotta Cheese ( I used about half a container)
An Egg
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, I used a couple of cups, I like things cheesy.
Spaghetti Sauce

Peel your eggplant, then cut in very thin slices lengthwise. I have found the thinner the eggplant the better the rollatini, so make sure to cut them very thin.

Fry the slices of eggplant in a little bit of olive oil for a minute or so on each side. This softens the eggplant enough for you to be able to stuff and roll it. Spread some ricotta on each slice and then sprinkle some mozzarella cheese in the center. Roll up the eggplant and place in a baking dish that has a thin layer of spaghetti sauce in the bottom of it. Cover the eggplant with more spaghetti sauce and then add mozzarella cheese. This is were I always double the cheese. Bake at 375 until bubbly, in my oven this takes about 25 minutes to a half an hour.


Cranberry Morning said...

That does sound delicious! with enough room left over for at least half of a Ritter Sport Dark Chocolate with Hazelnut bar. :-)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

You are so sweet! I guess when I say tomato sauce, it is my own sauce and has herbs and spices in it! Glad you enjoyed the dish. I need to make some soon. :)

becca said...

yum going to have to try this one for sure