Eggplant Involtini

Dinner

Eggplant Involtini

4 Servings

Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 35 min | Inactive Time: 30 min

Kid-Friendly

Diet Style

GF
HF
V

Tools You'll Need

  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Colander
  • Strainer
  • Shallow Baking Dish

Ingredients

  • 1 large eggplant, peeled and thinly sliced, lengthwise
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup almond flour*
  • ¾ cups marinara sauce
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 (16 oz.) package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and squeezed dry
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Freshly grated Parmesan (optional)

Directions

  1. Let eggplant sit

    Place eggplant slices in a colander and sprinkle with a good pinch of kosher salt to pull the water and bitterness out. Allow eggplant to sit for approximately thirty minutes.

  2. Pat dry

    Remove from colander and place eggplant on clean dry cutting board, pat dry with paper towel.

  3. Dip eggplant

    Using 2 plates or shallow bowls place beaten egg in one plate and flour in another. Dip each eggplant slice in egg then flour.

  4. Cook

    Heat enough oil to coat bottom of large sauté pan. Cook eggplant till golden brown (about 3 min per side). Set on paper towels to drain.

  5. Defrost spinach

    While waiting on the eggplant, defrost spinach in a strainer over a bowl. Once defrosted use a clean dishtowel or your hands to squeeze remaining water out till dry.

  6. Sauté onion and garlic

    Heat oil in a pan and sauté onion for approximately 5 minutes add garlic and cook for another 5 minutes until onion and garlic are translucent.

  7. Mix

    Remove from heat and place in mixing bowl, add spinach, egg, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

  8. Preheat oven

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

  9. Roll eggplant

    Lay the eggplant on a cutting board and spread 1-2 tablespoon(s) of spinach mixture on each eggplant slice and roll them up.

  10. Add marinara

    Place 1-2 tablespoon(s) of marinara on the bottom of a shallow baking dish. Arrange the eggplant rolls side by side in the baking dish.

  11. Pour remaining marinara

    Pour remaining marinara sauce over the eggplant.

  12. Bake

    Cover with foil and bake 25 min. Uncover and bake another 10 minutes until eggplant is soft and golden.