Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Eggplant Rollatini with Tomato-Basil Sauce

This dish was awesome and a great way to use up the final remains of my eggplant from my summer garden! I adapted this recipe from a Weight Watcher's cookbook called "Best Eats".

serves 4 ( 2 rollatini = 3 points +)

  • 1 medium eggplant, unpeeled, cut length-wise into 8 slices
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 3 crushed garlic cloves ( I use crushed garlic from a jar)
  • 2 c. canned crushed tomatoes
  • 4 T. chopped fresh basil, torn
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1/4 c. onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c. part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 T. dried parsley
  • 3 T. fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450. Place eggplant on a rimmed baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake 10 minutes per side. Remove from oven and lower temperature to 400 degrees.

For sauce, heat oil in a medium saucepan. Add 2 cloves of garlic and cook one minute. Add tomatoes and 2 T. basil. Simmer for 10 minutes.

To make filling, spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add zucchini, onion and remaining garlic clove. Cook until vegetables are softened. Transfer to a medium bowl and cool slightly. Add ricotta, 2 T. Parmesan, parsley, salt and pepper and 2 T. basil leaves.

To assemble rollatini, spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Spread 3 T. sauce in the bottom of the dish. Place equal amounts of filling at one end of each eggplant slice. Roll and place seam-side down in baking dish. Spoon remaining sauce over rollatini. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining 1 T. Parmesan cheese.

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