Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Eggplant Mini Pizzas!

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.
238 Calories
8g Fat
31g Carbs
17g Fiber
17g Protein 

*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)

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