Grilled Eggplant Rollups with Bacon and Goat Cheese

Grilled Eggplant Rollups – Grilled eggplant rollups stuffed with bacon and goat cheese.

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Yeeeeeeeeeees! I’ve been waiting forever to tell you about this deliciousness. I finally get to share one of my bestest grilled veggy appetizers with you!

Grilled Eggplant Rollups with Bacon and Goat Cheese! Booyah!!

BEST veggie food, ever!

Then again, how can it not be the best when there’s bacon in it! And goat cheese!

I know, I’m totally freaking out about this one, but for real, this stuff is amazing. I first made it some 3 or 4 years ago and since then, as soon as the weather reaches 70 degrees, I’m out there rollin’ up the eggplants and grillin’! You should never underestimate the power of a veggie… With bacon.

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You wanna know what else is exciting?! My baby girl started to walk today, hands free! For the past 3 months she’s been holding onto furniture, walls, appliances… but today she finally let go! She’s so excited, and quite frankly, so am I!

And that’s my proud Mama moment. Had to share it with you! 🙂

Wait! I’m not done sharing! By the ways, her 1st Birthday is coming up on June 4th!

Okay, now I’m done.

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So, this appetizer. This delicious appetizer. It is SO easy, I can probably do it with my eyes open. errr closed! But, it needs some prep lovin’. Yeah. You’ll have to wait around just a tad bit while the eggplants soak up the salt. About 32 minutes, tops. 😛


Grilled Eggplant Rollups with Bacon and Goat Cheese
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Grilled eggplant rollups stuffed with bacon and goat cheese.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: bacon, eggplants, grilled recipes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 263 kcal
  • 2 small eggplants , washed, ends trimmed, sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick planks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • 10 slices bacon , partially cooked
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  1. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Layer the eggplant slices on prepared sheet and brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; set aside for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat grill to medium high.
  4. Place eggplant slices on grill and cook until slightly tender, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  5. Cook bacon in microwave for about 1 to 1-1/2 minutes, or cook in a frying pan until partially cooked but not crisp.
  6. In a small bowl, combine goat cheese and minced garlic.
  7. Remove eggplant from grill, top each with a slice of bacon and a teaspoon or two of cheese mixture.
  8. Roll up the eggplant and secure with toothpick.
  9. Return to grill, place seam side down, and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes, or until thoroughly warm and cooked.
  10. Serve.
Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Grilled Eggplant Rollups with Bacon and Goat Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 315mg13%
Potassium 422mg12%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Vitamin C 3.7mg4%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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19 Responses
  1. Nancy R

    Yummo! Could do with these right now.
    Congrats on your little girl walking. She must be getting into everything. 🙂

  2. Oh you got me so excited to try this recipe. I love eggplant and eat it all the time. This is new combination to me and I simply can’t wait to try it. And Happy early Birthday to your baby girl who just started walking! That is exciting! You can rest your arm a bit, but you know that “chasing” time has just began again. 😀

  3. You had me with bacon and feta! I don’t care what it’s wrapped in, it’s got to be good. Actually I love eggplant and this looks like a great appetizer! Congratulation on your daughter’s first steps! What an amazing life moment for her and you.

  4. I’m loving this one! It has three of my favorite foods all rolled up into one great little appetizer. And to top it off, it’s grilled! Can’t wait to try this one. Happy upcoming birthday to your little one. She shares a birthday with my little sister. Good day for a birthday! And congrats on the milestone!!!! 🙂

  5. Kate,
    This looks wonderful–I love eggplant, bacon and goat cheese and my kids love bacon and goat cheese. I believe this will make a great eggplant delivery device for them.

    Congrats on your baby girl’s milestones!

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