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Eggplant Rollatini Recipe

Eggplant Rollatini – Eggplant rollups stuffed with a cheesy ricotta blend, and baked in a delicious marinara sauce.

Eggplant Rollatini - Eggplant rollups stuffed with a cheesy ricotta blend, and baked in a delicious marinara sauce.

If you are looking for a darn good vegetarian dish that’s bursting with flavah-flave, here it is! Eggplant Rollatini is making all my meatless wishes come true. It’s like lasagna, but not quite. It’s like, rolled bundles of eggplant filled with ricotta cheese, reminiscent of the lasagna that everyone always craves. Kapeesh? Cool!

Eggplant Rollatini - Eggplant rollups stuffed with a cheesy ricotta blend, and baked in a delicious marinara sauce.

There hasn’t been a time I can remember when I WASN’T completely in love with all things lasagna, or dips and rollups that look and/or taste like lasagna.

Evidence:

Told ya! If I were you, I’d give all of the above a try as soon as this week. Starting with the Lasagna Dip for that football night party thingamajig. You’ll LOVE it!

Eggplant Rollatini - Eggplant rollups stuffed with a cheesy ricotta blend, and baked in a delicious marinara sauce.

Cannot even tell you how many times I have made this recipe in the last month or two. Luckily I have this little family of mine that worships lasagna so it’s not like they cared.

Eggplant Rollatini - Eggplant rollups stuffed with a cheesy ricotta blend, and baked in a delicious marinara sauce.

HOW TO MAKE EGGPLANT ROLLATINI

  • First thing you’re going to want to do is slice up some eggplants and bake them for 15-ish minutes.
  • In the meantime, you will want to prepare the filling: a tub of ricotta cheese, a bit of feta cheese, some parmesan and mozzarella, is what you will need. Seasonings and garlic, too!

Eggplant Rollatini - Eggplant rollups stuffed with a cheesy ricotta blend, and baked in a delicious marinara sauce.

  • Once the eggplants are done baking, please let them cool down a bit before adding the cheese mixture to each slice and rolling it up.
  • Lastly, you will arrange the eggplant bundles over some marinara sauce, spoon whatever cheese mixture you have leftover around the bundles, add more marinara sauce and cheese, and bam. Bake and then eat!

Eggplant Rollatini - Eggplant rollups stuffed with a cheesy ricotta blend, and baked in a delicious marinara sauce.

I’d like to dive into that and drown in it… yummmm!

ENJOY!

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Eggplant Rollatini - Eggplant rollups stuffed with a cheesy ricotta blend, and baked in a delicious marinara sauce.

Eggplant Rollatini Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
Eggplant Rollatini - Eggplant rollups stuffed with a cheesy ricotta blend, and baked in a delicious marinara sauce.
5 from 7 votes
Servings : 6 Servings
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 4 medium-sized eggplants
  • salt
  • olive oil, for brushing
  • 3 cups part skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella, divided
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 jar (24-ounces) marinara sauce

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
Prepare the eggplants.
  • Cut eggplants lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices; you should get about 16 slices total. 
  • Lay slices on a baking sheet; sprinkle with salt on both sides and let stand for about 10 minutes.
    Eggplant Rollatini - Eggplant rollups stuffed with a cheesy ricotta blend, and baked in a delicious marinara sauce.
  • Using paper towel, pat slices dry.
  • Brush both sides of eggplant slices with olive oil and transfer back to the baking sheets in a single layer.
  • Roast the eggplant slices for about 8 minutes; flip over and continue to roast for about 5 more minutes, or until tender.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
In the meantime, prepare the cheese filling.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine ricotta, feta, 1/2 cup mozzarella, 1/3 cup parmesan, garlic, eggs, salt and pepper; mix until well incorporated.
  • Spread 1/2 cup of marinara sauce onto the bottom of the previously prepared baking dish.
  • Divide ricotta mixture among eggplant slices, and spread it down the center of each slice.
  • Roll up prepared eggplant slices and place them seam-side down in baking dish, over the marinara sauce.
  • Use any leftover cheese mixture to spoon around the eggplant rollups.
    Eggplant Rollatini - Eggplant rollups stuffed with a cheesy ricotta blend, and baked in a delicious marinara sauce.
  • Top eggplant rollups with remaining marinara sauce and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove foil and continue to bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and let stand for about 10 minutes.
  • Serve.

Notes

 
MAKE AHEAD OF TIME: Store the prepared and completely cooled rollups in a plastic food storage container with an airtight lid, and place them in the freezer for up to two months. 

Nutrition

Calories: 443 kcal | Carbohydrates: 32 g | Protein: 29 g | Fat: 23 g | Saturated Fat: 13 g | Cholesterol: 128 mg | Sodium: 1627 mg | Potassium: 1290 mg | Fiber: 10 g | Sugar: 17 g | Vitamin A: 1335 IU | Vitamin C: 15.3 mg | Calcium: 678 mg | Iron: 2.9 mg | Net Carbs: 22 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: baked eggplant recipe, eggplant recipe, how to cook eggplant
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