Grilled Eggplant Involtini Recipe

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Submitted by wulff2009

Makes 4 servings



This is a simplified and low-carb version of a more traditional eggplant involtini recipe where the eggplant is baked in the sauce. In this version, the eggplant is grilled and stuffed with a ricotta cheese filling with no eggs, so baking is not necessary. However, if you like, you can put the involtini in a baking dish, and bake at 350 degrees F. until the cheese is bubbly and begins to brown.

Recipe Ingredients for Grilled Eggplant Involtini

1 large eggplant
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup part skim ricotta cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pinch nutmeg
4 oz shredded mozzerella cheese
1 cup pasta sauce, from a jar

Recipe Directions for Grilled Eggplant Involtini

  1. 1. Lightly salt the eggplant slices and let stand up to one hour. (If you're short of time, you can actually skip this step - I don't think it makes a huge difference.)

  2. 2. Mix up the ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, pepper, nutmeg, and chives.

  3. 3. Wipe off the eggplant slices with a paper towel and smear them with the oil. (I usually just drizzle the oil over and smear them with my hands, but you can use a brush if you'd rather.) Grill the eggplant, either on a grill pan or an outdoor grill. Cook for about 2-3 minutes per side. You want a little char on them, and you want them to be flexible but not overly soft.

  4. 4. Assemble. Put a heaping tablespoon of the ricotta mixture in the center of the slice, and roll or wrap lengthwise. Repeat with the other slices. Put each serving (2 roll-ups) on a microwave-proof plate. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the pasta sauce on top of each, and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of the mozzarella cheese.

  5. 5. Heat each plate until cheese on top melts.

  6. Alternatives:

  7. No grill? You can fry the eggplant (make sure the oil is heated to 350 degrees F to keep too much oil from being absorbed).

  8. No microwave? Put in baking dish, and bake in a 350 degrees F oven until the cheese on top is melted.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 277.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
316
Calories from Fat
172
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
19.1g
29%
Saturated Fat
9.7g
49%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
46mg
15%
Sodium
584mg
24%
Potassium
548mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
19.7g
7%
Dietary Fiber
5.6g
22%
Sugars
8.5g
Protein
17.8g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 41% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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