Ok so maybe this sounds a little weird to some of you -- but it's soo good! I often make zucchini this way and thought it would work with eggplant too - and it totally does!!
You can eat this entire recipe for hardly any calories. Pair this with a salad and it's a great lunch -- OR you could make this as an appetizer for a party -- and I'm willing to bet that kids would LOVE this too!!
1 Eggplant Peeled, and sliced
1/4 cup pizza sauce
1/8 cup part skim shredded mozzarella cheese
Turkey pepperoni (My eggplant sliced into 14 slices - so I used 14 pieces of pepperoni)
red pepper (to taste)
Slice eggplant. Place on plate lined with paper towels in single layer (will probably have to use two plates). Sprinkle a little salt on the eggplant, and top with another paper towel. Let sit for about 15-20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil - spray foil with non stick cooking spray. Place eggplant slices in single layer on baking sheet. I also sprinkled a little Emeril's Original Essence on the eggplant. Spray tops with a little cooking spray. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven. Turn Broiler on. Top each slice of eggplant with a small amount of pizza sauce, red pepper (if desired), a turkey pepperoni, and a sprinkle of cheese. Put under the broiler for 2-3 minutes. Enjoy!!
Nutrition info is for the entire recipe.
*Note - you could also make these without pepperoni - top with onions, peppers, mushrooms, etc for an all veggie treat (and of course that'd have even less calories)