Eggplant Lasagna Rollatini

Okay my gluten-free friends, this one is for you!


I had so much fun making this, I really enjoying trying to cook with new ingredients and this was my first time using eggplant - and I would say it was a success!!

Plus, this was actually super easy, not much work and not many ingredients either!

Again, this recipe is a new one from one of my all-time favorites: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
Check out her site here: www.lexiscleankitchen.com and her cookbook is also on my resources page!!



I just used one eggplant for this recipe, and it ended up making 15 strips to roll up. I also added in some spinach on top of the bottom layer of sauce because I had some that I wanted to use up! I had a little bit of the ricotta cheese mixture left over when I was done filling the rollatini, so I just took bits of it and tossed it on top of the mozzarella cheese!

Hope you guys love this as much as we did - definitely something I am going to make a regular in our house!!

Here is the recipe -

What you need:


  • 1 large eggplant, cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granuals
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 1/3 to 1/2 cup marinara sauce (I just use a whole jar)
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • Fresh basil to garnish
Directions:


  • Preheat oven to 400℉
  • Slice eggplant into 1/2 inch slices - sprinkle with salt and set aside.
  • Pat eggplant dry and drizzle with oil. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove and let eggplant cool down.
  • In a bowl, combine ricotta, mozzarella cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic, and salt.
  • Line a baking dish with 1/3 cup of sauce and begin assembling the rollatinis: Place about 1 tablespoon (or whatever your preference) of the cheese mix on eggplant. Gently roll and place in the baking dish until all eggplant is used up.
  • Top with remaining sauce, cover with remaining cheese, and bake for 30 minutes - or until cheese is bubbling.
  • Garnish and serve hot!

Enjoy!!



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