Low-carb eggplant roll-ups

Roll up eggplant and you'll roll out a tasty low-carb dinner. They're vegetarian. They're super cheesy. That's how they roll. So get rolling.
Roll up eggplant and you'll roll out a tasty low-carb dinner. They're vegetarian. They're super cheesy. That's how they roll. So get rolling.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs 700 g eggplant
  • 7 oz. 200 g cream cheese
  • 7 oz. 200 g shredded cheese
  • 8 tablespoons 120 ml grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons 60 ml fresh basil
  • 1 1 eggeggs
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup 240 ml tomato sauce, unsweetened
  • 3 tablespoons 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup 240 ml mayonnaise, for serving

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Slice the eggplant into half-inch slices lengthwise and place the slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Salt and let sit for ten minutes. Dry off excess liquid with paper towels or a clean tea towel.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until the eggplant has softened and begun to brown. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  4. Raise the oven temperature to 400°F (200°C). Mix together all other ingredients, except for the tomato sauce and oil, in a bowl together with 2/3 of the shredded cheese. (Reserve ⅓ of the cheese for baking.)
  5. Spread out half of the tomato sauce in a baking dish.
  6. Spoon the cheese batter onto the eggplant slices; roll up each slice and place the rolls seam-side down in the tomato sauce.
  7. Pour the rest of the tomato sauce all around the roll-ups and sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese on top. Drizzle with olive oil.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese turns bubbly and has turned golden.
  9. Serve with a dollop of mayonnaise or herb butter and a green salad.

Tip!

Eggplant isn’t the only veggie that can roll with it. Try this dish with zucchini, too!

5 Comments

  1. Hannah
    I’m going to try this! Looks delicious, thank you.
    One suggestion- in metric we’d measure cheese and herbs in grams not ml.
  2. Roy
    ml is metric
  3. Dr B Krishnamurthy
    How can a recipe which includes eggs consideted vegetarian??
  4. Jane
    ml is the metric measurement for liquid. Grams is the metric measurement for solids. You can't measure cheese in ml.

    Lots of people have pointed out this strange conversion from the American "cup" system. It has been mentioned in the past that the nice people at DD are working on this. You have to do a bit of guesswork in the recipes.

    Most vegetarians eat eggs and would be classed as Lacto-ovo-vegetarian. Some vegetarians, known as Lacto-vegetarian, will choose not to eat eggs: https://www.vegsoc.org/page.aspx?pid=508

  5. Jessica
    This seems to make a very small meal if divided 4 ways...so small I dont think I would be full. Looks and sounds amazing minus the mayo though

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