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Eggplant Pizza Recipe

Monday, September 8, 2014

I have a healthy version of pizza to share with you all.  It's Eggplant Pizza and this recipe tastes so good and it's healthy.  This recipe is lighter than regular pizza and the crust is eggplant not bread.
This dish is easy to prepare and it can be ready in no time.  I'd love to share the recipe with you!

Here is a step by step photo of the process to make the eggplant pizza.




EGGPLANT PIZZA RECIPE

INGREDIENTS:

1 globe eggplant - about 8 ounces and 9-10 inches long
salt - to sprinkle on top of eggplant to draw the water out 
2 Tablespoons olive oil - to brush on top of eggplant
2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
10 basil strips -  cut in strips or chopped (optional)
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1 jar Italian tomato sauce - your choice or homemade sauce
salt & pepper to taste

DIRECTION:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Cut both ends of the eggplant and cut it into 3/4 inch slices.  Place eggplant on tray and sprinkle each slice with salt.  Let sit this way for about 30 minutes to draw out the liquid.  

While eggplant sits heat up your tomato sauce on low.  

After 30 minutes wipe the eggplant dry with paper towels.  Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray and then place eggplant on the sheet.  Brush tops of eggplant with olive oil and sprinkle tops with dried Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste.  Roast the eggplant for 25 minutes.

While eggplant roasts, slice basil leaves and combine together parmesan and mozzarella cheese together.  When eggplant is done roasting take out of oven and set oven to broil.  Spread a few tablespoons of sauce on top of eggplant and then sprinkle basil on top with generous amount of cheese mixture.  Put the tray of eggplant pizza under the broiler until cheese is melted and slightly browned 5 to 7 minutes (but watch carefully not to burn). 

Done!

This dish would be great served with Italian or Garlic Bread and a Salad!

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85 comments:

  1. This eggplant pizza recipe looks so good, Julie! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love this idea with the eggplant for mini pizzas. I would be honored if you would stop by and share your recipe today at Foodie Fridays. It's not all real food at the party but I would love to infuse a big healthy dose of it into the party. Thanks so much and I hope to see you there.
    Blessings,
    Shari
    http://puregracefarms.com/2014/09/foodie-fridays-were-growing/

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  3. I'M SO SORRY! My linky is now fixed. I was gone early this morning and didn't check my Post. If you have time could you come back and join me ??? THANKS SO MUCH

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  4. This looks so good Julie! I love pizza and this will get me to eat eggplant more. Have an awesome weekend.

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  5. Yum! I love the idea of having a low-calorie pizza base. Stop by my food blog and say hello! butterandjamblog.com

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  6. Good Morning Julie, I do enjoy a nice pizza, but I have never eaten one with aubergines (eggplant), but your pizza has all the ingredients I love.
    This is certainly on my list to make.
    Have a lovely weekend Julie.
    Best Wishes to you.
    Daphne

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  7. I can't wait to try your recipe. Yummy. Is there anything you can't do? Lol I love your blog

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  8. I have been looking for recipes for eggplant and this one looks quite yummy. Thank you for sharing it with Share It One More Time, Julie. Cathy

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  9. Your eggplant looks amazing. I grew eggplant for the first time this year and am always looking for more ways to cook it! Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday! Hope to see you again this week!

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  10. That looks great! I just bought an eggplant but needed a recipe. Now I have one! Thank you!

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  11. Thanks for linking up the the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! Your post has been pinned to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

    OOOH! I love pizza and can't really eat grains anymore! This looks so good! Thanks you for sharing!

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  12. These look delicious! Now you got me wanting to make some eggplant pizza. Thanks for sharing this recipe at Monday Handmade Linkup Party. have a great week! :)

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  13. What a fun and neat meal!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  14. I love the idea of replacing the pizza crust with eggplant, besides all these flavors match perfectly! Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. All posts get pinned in our pinterest board! Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on culinaryflavors.gr ! I hope to see you there!

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  15. That looks great! What a clever idea. My husband and I both like eggplant, but I am still working on the kids. I am hoping their tastebuds change...they're still teenagers...plenty of time! :) Thanks for linking it up with us at Foodie Fridays!

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  16. What a great idea, perfect for those who are trying to eat gluten free. Like me :) Thank you so much for sharing at the Friday Frenzy party, hope to see you again soon! :)

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  17. Love this recipe! The kids? Probably not so much:( But I can always just make enough for me:) Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at the Merry Monday Link Party!

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  18. Hello, These look amazing, I will be trying these very soon! As we love eggplant!
    You have a very lovely blog! I enjoyed this visit!
    Roxy

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  19. Thank you so much for sharing at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Have an awesome week!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  20. This looks really delicious and healthy... I will probably try it. :)
    ~Liz

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  21. So, can't wait to try this, thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays, featuring on tomorrow's party.

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  22. I love eggplant! And pizza! These eggpalnt pizzas look amazing!! Will definitely have to try soon!

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  23. I haven't cooked with eggplant before, but this looks like a great recipe to try.

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  24. I am an eggplant lover, I'll have to give this a try.

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  25. Yes! We just picked some eggplant from the garden and this is terrific. Thank you for sharing and for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. xo

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  26. LOVE eggplant, and this recipe sounds delicious and simple...perfect combination.
    Stopping by via Christina's Make My Saturday Sweet

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  27. Thank you so much for sharing you eggplant parmesan at the #PureBlogLove link party! This recipe sounds fantastic and I can hardly wait to see what you bring to next week's party on www.themccallumsshamrockpatch.com. We will be pinning, and sharing this awesome recipe on our social media!The party starts at 8pm est Thursdays and runs all weekend long!!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Heidy

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  28. What a great and healthy recipe (perfect for some of my gluten-free loved ones)! I am pinning this! Thank you for linking this up with the Art of Home-Making Mondays :)

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  29. Cool! This is a healthy pizza recipe. Thanks for sharing with us at CAL link party :)
    http://www.mazkwok.com/2014/09/crafting-along-60.html

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  30. It looks delish! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the Fan Favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out the feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/09/sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty_21.html Hope to see you again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  31. This is a great recipe! Featuring you tomorrow. I remember last month I wanted to make some. It's so healthy!
    Xo
    Isabelle

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  32. This wonderful post was featured on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week! Please join us again this week as our new link up is now up and running :) Happy Monday!

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    1. Oh, I remember featuring this one a few years back! So glad you reshared it! I will repin too :)

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  33. What a great Eggplant Recipe, it looks so good! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a fantastic day and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  34. I love this idea, Julie. Your Eggplant Pizzas are delicious, healthy and so family friendly! Thank you for sharing them with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  35. This looks so amazing! Yum! Pinned. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We love partying with you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  36. This looks so yummy. I'm pinning it to try. Visiting from The Art of Homemaking. Thanks for sharing. ~ Nancy

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  37. Thanks for making me hungry......and thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Make It Monday!

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  38. Came over from Make It Monday to read the recipe. I am grain-free and it is hard to find pizza recipes without flour! Thanks so much. Pinning and trying.

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  39. My kids love pizza and I'm always open to recipes that are healthier and include more vegetables. I'm gonna give this one a try and see how they like it! Thanks for sharing with us last week at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party:)

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  40. Julie, I would love this, but hubby not so much. I use to make an eggplant parmesan. After I had made it for the third time he said, "I really don't care for this". He is so easy going and always eats everything I fix. I knew if he said that he really hated it. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  41. This sounds delicious! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  42. Stopping by from Thank Goodness it's Thursday link party. Love a healthy alternative instead of using bread crust.

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  43. What a neat idea! Thanks for linking up at the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party.

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  44. This is such a great alternative, thanks for sharing on last weeks Weekend Fun Party, stop by this week with your latest post to share. http://ohmyheartsiegirl.com/weekend-fun-party/karren

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  45. Hi Julie,
    I love the blend of ingredients in your Eggplant Pizza recipe. What a tasty, satisfying meal! I love trying different pizza recipes. I put vegan cheeses on my pizzas and they work well too. Thank you so much for sharing these healthy and delicious recipes at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

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  46. Hello, Loved these, I just happen to have an eggplant sitting on the counter and I will make these again tonight! Thank you!
    Did you try those hearts? I found an easier design and have been making them, and they are a little bit bigger also!
    Blessings, Roxy

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  47. Now this recipe I have to try! I am going grocery shopping tomorrow or Thursday and will be putting eggplant on my list.

    Thanks, my friend, for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

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  48. Now this is one recipe I can eat on my plan.

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  49. This looks good... and healthy. :)

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  50. Looks so delicious ... love eggplant and will give it a try.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  51. That looks so delicious! I love eggplant and thank you for another way to try it!

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  52. This pizza looks delicious, Julie! Do you know, I have never eaten eggplant? I must give it a try because it would be a nice alternative to a crust. Thank you for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  53. Hi Julie! This looks like a great recipe. I haven't made eggplant in years. I will have to give this a try.

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  54. This is perfect for me to have when my husband and son are eating their man food! Thanks for the recipe!

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  55. what a great combination - I love eggplant and pizza - together is just an added bonus! Thanks for sharing on our #OTM link up ~ Leanne

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  56. Oh, I need to try this! I once tried to put some sliced eggplants in the oven, but they didn't turn out great, so this time I'll go by your instructions!

    Thank you for sharing this recipe at The Really Crafty Link Party this week! Pinned!

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  57. Pinned! This looks so good :) #CreativeMondays

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  59. This looks delicious, Julie and oh, so healthy! Thanks for sharing! x Karen

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  60. Yum! That looks so good. Definitely going to have to give that a try.

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  61. I love eggplant ... I love pizza ... I am trying to avoid flour ... so, this recipe sounds like one I need to try.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  62. I'm liking the idea of this eggplant pizza - so creative! And a great way to sneak in some veggies. :) "Oh, it's just crust. You'll like it!"

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  63. Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! I love eggplant and this really jazzes it up.

    Thank you so much for linking with Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You make us proud!

    Pinned. :)

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  64. I have been looking for a way to substitute for the crust. I tried portabello mushrooms butZi lime the idea of the eggplant! Pinned, tweeted, and yummed!

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  65. Yum...sounds so good! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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  66. What a clever pizza recipe! I love eggplants so this is a definite must-try for me. Thanks so much for sharing it on #Shinebloghop this week!

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  67. Sure sounds like a tasty pizza Julie! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. It's got my favorite pizza ingredient which is cheese!

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  68. Ooooh, I remember when you shared this yummy recipe :) I'm so glad you shared it with Roses of Inspiration. Have a delightful weekend, dear Julie.

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  69. My daughter has a gluten allergy and this eggplant is such a great and clever alternative!
    It is such a joy to have you join the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You really help to elevate it to something very special.

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  70. This looks wonderful, Julie! Your Eggplant Pizzas are a lovely meatless meal! Thank you for sharing them with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Shared.

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  71. Julie, I will be featuring your pizza post at No Place Like Home on Monday. Enjoy your weekend.

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  72. Julie, Eggplant pizza looks delicious and awesome thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning. tweeting.

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  73. I make an eggplant pizza so similar to this! It's amazing! Check out my blog for the zucchini version!

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  74. Pizza is one of my favorite treats! I am so delighted that you shared your healthy and delicious Eggplant Pizza recipe with us at the Healthy Happy Green Natural Party! I'm Pinning and sharing this!

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  75. Thank you for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party! We are always needing new ways to use up eggplant and this sounds just perfect:) We will be featuring your recipe tonight so don't forget to drop by and grab your Featured button! Have a great evening!

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  76. So healthy and delicious! With ingredients like these who can resist this! I am so glad you shared your Eggplant Pizza with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party. I'm pinning and sharing!

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  77. Yum! I love eggplant; this sound so delish!

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  78. This looks delicious! I can't wait to try it. Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Tamara

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