Eggplant Parmesan Rollatini

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Serve this casserole at your next dinner party and watch the crowds go wild.

Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Yield:
8 serves

Comfort food at its finest, this dish manages to be elegant at the same time. You're mixing together ricotta, mozzarella, and oregano, and rolling it up in roasted eggplant planks (the elegant part). Then you'll arrange the rolls in a baking dish and slather them with marinara sauce, mozzarella, and Parmesan (the comfort food part). You bake the whole dish until melted, golden, and bubbly. And then you spoon out gorgeous, dainty rolls that are dripping with tomatoey-cheesy goodness. Truly, there's nothing not to like.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 large eggplants (about 3 pounds total), sliced lengthwise (about 16 slices total)

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 1 ½ cups marinara sauce

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 15-ounce container ricotta

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 2 cups grated mozzarella (8 ounces)

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan (1½ ounces)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 450° F. Divide the oil between 2 rimmed baking sheets. Dividing evenly, arrange the eggplant slices in a single layer on the baking sheets and turn to coat in the oil; season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

  2. Bake the eggplant, rotating the baking sheets halfway through, until soft and beginning to brown, 12 to 15 minutes; let cool. Reduce heat to 400° F.

  3. Meanwhile, in the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch or some other 3-quart baking dish, spread ½ cup of the marinara sauce. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, ricotta, oregano, 1 cup of mozzarella, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.

  4. Place about 3 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture on one end of a slice of eggplant, roll it up, and transfer it to the prepared baking dish. Repeat with the remaining eggplant slices and ricotta mixture.

  5. Top the eggplant rolls with the remaining cup of marinara sauce and the remaining cup of mozzarella. Sprinkle with the Parmesan.

  6. Bake until the cheese has melted and the sauce is bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

    Eggplant Parmesan Rollatini
    There’s no pasta in this comforting baked casserole—just layers of eggplant, marinara sauce, and cheese. Get the recipe. Jonny Valiant

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

355 Calories
24g Fat
18g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 355
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 744mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 19g
Calcium 371mg 29%
Iron 2mg 11%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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