This and that: Eggplant Pizza

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Eggplant Pizza

This year we planted two eggplant plants and have had an abundance of  them and eggplant is something not everyone likes... So I have been trying to be creative in using them as I am not sure how they will freeze.  My husband thinks that I have been making too many eggplant recipes, but it is a vegetable that I enjoy as long as it is cooked with something else.  I had seen recipes for zucchini pizza so thought why not eggplant.

Eggplant Pizza
3 small eggplants - cut into slices
1/2 cup panko crispy bread crumbs
1 tbsp italian seasoning
1 egg
splash of milk
1 cup pizza sauce
proscuitto - 1 slice per eggplant
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/4 cup grated carrots
1/8 cup diced onions
1 tbsp fresh basil
1/2 cup tillamook garlic white cheese shredded

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Mix panko crumbs and italian seasoning in a bowl or I sometimes use a baggie for it. In a separate bowl whisk one egg and a splash of milk (maybe a tbsp or so).  Cut eggplant into strips/slices - about 1/4 inch in depth.  For the 3 eggplants I had I was able to cut them into 7 slices total.  Dredge each slice into the egg and then into the crumb mixture and place on greased pan or cookie sheet.  Place in oven and cook eggplants until you can get a fork through them easily ~ approximately 20 minutes.
Once eggplants are soft, take out of the oven and spread the pizza sauce over each slice.  Add 1 slice of proscuitto to each egg plant and then cover with tomatoes, carrots, onions.  Sprinkle with basil and spread cheese over the top.  Place back in oven and cook for another 15 minutes until cheese is melted and slightly brown.
fresh tomatoes
fresh eggplants

breaded egg plant

ready to go into the oven.

This pizza will need to be eaten with a fork and knife as the eggplant is slightly soft and will not stand up to being finger food.  The next time I make it I am going to try thinner slices and maybe some oil on the eggplant so they will be crisper or even fry the eggplant in a small amount of oil before breading it.  If anyone has any suggestions on making the egg plant crispier please leave me your suggestion.


til next time <3 <3 <3 Marlys
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  1. What a wonderful idea! Love eggplants and this sounds really yummy and healthier than the usual pizza. Now a follower of your blog too! Thanks for visiting and joining Happy sharing!

    1. Thanks Abby... I thought this was a great recipe and it could be made vegetarian too with vegan cheese and also without the proscuitto.

  2. That looks so good! We love eggplant dishes. Eggplant Parmisiana is one of my favorites at Olive Garden.

  3. Thank you for liking my blog's Facebook page! I wanted to come by and look around:) Lucky for me one of the first things I see is EGGPLANT! One of my all time favorite things in this world! Hope to see you in my little corner of the internet:) Thanks for allowing me to have a new blog to follow!

    Roni @ HomePayge blog

    1. Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you like this recipe if you make it.


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