Meatless Monday: 5 Ingredient Mini Eggplant Pizzas

Did you know Julia Child has a recipe for eggplant pizzas? Hers is glorious, obviously. This one’s just simple. But simple can still be perfect, and these perfectly meet all the needs for a healthy, easy, quick, and delicious meatless Monday dinner when paired with a big, fresh salad. It would also serve up as a great appetizer for a dinner party or potluck. Plus, Julia Child! Here you go.

* 1 large eggplant
* marinara or pizza sauce
* fresh basil leaves
* shredded cheese blend
* grated Parmesan

* salt and pepper (these don’t count as ingredients!!)


Preheat the oven to 350F.

Slice the eggplant into 1/4-inch-thick slices and lay them out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Spray the slices with olive oil nonstick spray, and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.

Bake 8 minutes, then flip, spray and season lightly again, and bake another 8 minutes, or until the eggplant is fork-tender.

Top each slice of eggplant with sauce, a leaf of basil, shredded cheese, and a sprinkle of Parmesan.

Bake 5 minutes, then turn the broiler on high and cook another 2 minutes to brown the cheese and warm everything up.

Thanks, Julia!

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