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Eggplant Rollatini

Posted by Stacey @ Savory & Sweet on March 14, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Under all that melty cheesey goodness are little rolled up eggplant packages stuffed with, what else? More cheesey goodness! If you don't like eggplant after one bite, there is absolutely no hope for ever liking it in the future. Which, unfortunately, will be your loss. :( More for me! :D


For The Sauce

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Whole Medium Onion chopped

4-6 Cloves Garlic chopped

2 Cans 14.5 oz Diced Tomatoes

1 Can 28 oz Tomato Sauce

1 Can 28oz Tomato Puree

½ Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste

2 Tsp Sugar

1 Tablespoon Salt

2 Tsp Pepper

6-8 Leaves Fresh Basil

 

For Eggplant & Filling

2 Medium size eggplant, thinly slice length-wise

1 Large container whole milk ricotta cheese

1 Cup grated parmesan cheese

1-1/2 Cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese

1 Tablespoon chopped parsley (fresh or dried)

1 Egg beaten

1 Tsp salt

1 Tsp Fresh ground pepper


                          *Note - Be careful when slicing eggplant! Need slices to be no thicker than 1/2". Use of a mandolin would be best. If you have thicker slices, boil in water for a few minutes so they are bendable.

For Sauce: Using a 4 Quart pot, on medium heat, add oil and onions. Once onions are translucent, add garlic and let sauté for a few minutes. Add drained diced tomatoes. Stir and let simmer for a few minutes. Add sauce, puree, paste, and parmesan cheese. Bring to slight boil and reduce to simmer. Add sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Chiffonade basil, add to sauce and stir.

                   Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, mozzarella, parm, egg, parsley, salt & pepper. Have a 9x13 baking dish ready. Take slices of eggplant and put a couple of spoonfulls and spread a layer over the slice. Roll slice and place seam side down in baking dish. Make sure rolls do not touch. Once dish is filled, pour sauce over rolls, but do not cover. Sprink the rest of the shredded cheese on top. Bake 20 mins untill cheese is melted. 

Categories: Vegetable Dishes

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