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Eggplant Parmesan Pizza

Published in Recipes, Main Dishes Author: CentraCare

Recipe from EatingWell

Ingredients

  • 1 small eggplant (about 12 ounces)
  • Yellow cornmeal, for dusting
  • 1 pound Easy Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough, or other prepared dough
  • 3/4 cup prepared marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup thinly shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Directions for grill

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high. (For an oven variation, see below.)
  2. Cut eggplant into 1/2-inch thick rounds. Grill, turning once, until marked and softened 4 to 6 minutes. Let cool slightly, then thinly slice into strips. Reduce heat to low.
  3. Sprinkle cornmeal onto a pizza peel or large baking sheet. Roll out the dough and transfer it to the prepared peel or baking sheet, making sure the underside of the dough is completely coated with cornmeal.
  4. Slide the crust onto the grill rack; close the lid. Cook until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Using a large spatula, flip the crust. Spread marinara sauce on the crust, leaving a 1-inch border. Quickly top with the eggplant, basil, and garlic. Lay the Parmigiano-Reggiano shavings on top.
  6. Close the lid again and grill until the cheese has melted and the bottom of the crust has browned about 8 minutes.

Directions for oven

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Place a pizza stone on the lowest rack. Roll out the dough and place on a cornmeal-dusted pizza peel or inverted baking sheet, using enough cornmeal so that the dough slides easily. Slide the dough onto the preheated stone and cook until the bottom begins to crisp about 3 minutes. Remove the crust from the oven using a large spatula and place it uncooked-side down on the peel or baking sheet, making sure the underside of the crust is completely coated with cornmeal. Quickly add the toppings and slide the pizza back onto the stone. Continue baking until the toppings are hot and the bottom of the crust has browned 12 to 15 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 359
  • Fat: 7 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 3 g.
  • Sodium: 713 mg
  • Carbs: 59 g.
  • Fiber: 9 g.
  • Protein: 16 g.