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Eggplant Pizza Bites

Eggplant Pizza Bites
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 8
Updated July 17, 2017

Ingredients

  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • 6 large basil leaves, cut into strips
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated

Steps

  • 1
    First cut off the ends of the eggplant, before slicing into 3/4-inch thick sections. Transfer the slices to a plate lined with a paper towel. Generously sprinkle salt on both sides and let sit for 30 minutes. When ready, dry off any excess water from the eggplant with another paper towel. Set aside.
  • 2
    Next, preheat the oven to 375° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the eggplant slices over the sheet and dress with the olive oil and Italian herbs. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • 3
    When done, carefully remove from the oven and add a bit of marinara sauce over each slice. Then top with a few strips of basil and some grated mozzarella cheese.
  • 4
    Return to the oven for five minutes under the broil setting, until the cheese has melted and begun to lightly brown.

Expert Tips

  • If you would like to give your pizza a spicy touch, try sprinkling some red pepper flakes over the marinara sauce.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • I have to confess that I'm not an eggplant lover but this recipe is exquisita. It's so rica that my children eat it without any protest! It's ideal for a light lunch, or even an appetizer at parties when sliced into smaller pieces. Be sure to make enough since everyone will want seconds.
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