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Easy Eggplant Pizza

    Easy Eggplant Pizza

    Try making pizza with an eggplant crust. These little pizzas are delicious and simple to prepare, thanks to the garlicky sauce and melty cheese that top them.

    Rather than the usual toppings, try an unconventional pizza favourite: eggplant! It’s not pizza with eggplant toppings, sorry. Rather than using traditional pizza dough, this one uses roasted eggplant. Yes, “pizza” is great for those nights when you’re too tired to cook pizza from scratch but still want pizza. This alternative is far faster than the norm and yet maintains a healthy twist. It’s a fast and healthy way to get supper on the table, and you can dress it up any way you wish. (Or a midnight munchie.) I’ve finished it!

    Eggplant on a pizza?

    The pizzas at A Couple Cooks are made with the utmost care and attention to detail. After ten years of research, we have perfected our recipe for Margherita pizza in the Italian way. But! Even yet, there are times when the simple solution is preferred. We adapted this recipe for healthful eggplant pizza from an unexpected source many years ago. The incomparable Julia Child!

    The great French chef Julia Child does, indeed, provide an eggplant pizza recipe in one of her volumes. Except that she gave it a pretentious French name! Years ago, when Alex and I were just starting out as cooks, we cooked them as an appetizer for a supper, and they have since held a special place in our hearts.

    An Overview of Eggplant Pizza-Making Techniques

    The idea of eggplant pizza, also known as pizza with a roasted eggplant crust, is as follows. Here are the fundamental measures (or the recipe itself):

    • Grill the eggplant. To roast an eggplant, cut it into rounds and roast it at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes. You want something that’s soft enough to eat with your hands, yet firm enough that the food doesn’t fall apart.
    • Apply pizza sauce and your preferred pizza toppings on top. Toss with pizza sauce and cheese; our sauce is the best you’ll ever eat. Julia’s pizza has a great, light taste because she layers fresh basil beneath the cheese.
    • Prepare the broiler! Finally, the pizza goes under the broiler until the cheese is melted and a golden brown color. And with that, the ideal eggplant pizza is complete!

    Consider purchasing an eggplant that is typical in size.

    A good piece of advice when making eggplant pizza is to use a globe eggplant that is the same size all the way through. Many types of globe eggplants grow quite large at the stem end but have short neck. Thus, they provide many little circles followed by enormous ones when sliced.

    If you want your pizzas to seem more uniform, it helps to use an eggplant of a consistent size. The flavor is unaffected by this, of course. So, it’s not mandatory, but it is recommended.

    It’s a requirement that you try our handmade pizza sauce.

    Eggplant pizza sauce is optional and may be purchased at the shop. But! To put it simply, here’s why you should give our Easy Pizza Sauce a go at least once: it’s delicious. It can be made in a blender in about 5 minutes. And after you’ve had just a spoonful, you’ll be hooked for life! I often comment after trying our homemade pizza sauce, “Wow, it truly is the finest pizza sauce.” Try it out and give us your feedback on whether or not you agree with us. (The secret is fire-roasted tomatoes.)

    Combinations of eggplant and other pizza ingredients

    This nutritious eggplant pizza may be customised with your favourite toppings. Although cheese and fresh basil are our favourite toppings, here are some more options:

    • The combination of pesto and new tomatoes is delicious.
    • Arugula, red peppers, and white onions.
    • Ingredients include spinach and artichoke hearts.
    • Sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and spinach.
    • Onion, tomato, and goat cheese on a bed of avocado and peppers.

    A fantastic alternative to traditional pizza for those who avoid gluten.

    Eggplant pizza is a great choice for those who need a pizza without gluten. It’s excellent to have a new alternative for those on the keto or gluten-free diets who miss pizza. Naturally, we appreciate this pizza on its own merits; hence, it may be included into the diets of a wide range of individuals.

    Toppings for eggplant pizza

    This eggplant pizza is perfect for sharing as an appetiser and may feed anywhere from four to six people. You may also eat it as a main course. If you’re feeding more than four people, double the recipe below and accompany it with some substantial sides. How can I make a dinner out of this eggplant pizza? You may complement it with the following:

    • Salad greens. The Perfect Italian Salad, Chopped Salad, Best Tossed Salad, Spinach Apple Salad, Classic Spinach Salad, Arugula Beet Salad, Fennel Orange Salad, and Fennel Orange Salad are all excellent options.s
    • Salad with a lot of heartiness. For more substantial options, try the Quinoa Salad, Kale Quinoa Salad, Simple Chickpea Salad, or French Lentil Salad.
    • Vegetables in a sauté pan. Make some sautéed Rainbow Chard, Best Sautéed Kale, Simple Sautéed Broccoli, Sautéed Spinach, or Best Sautéed Mushrooms while the eggplant is in the oven.

    This recipe for pizza with eggplant is….

    Gluten-free and vegetarian.

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound, 2 pound, and 3 pound of globe eggplant* 2 tablespoons of olive oil
    • Dry Oregano, 1 Teaspoon
    • One Cup of Quick Pizza Sauce
    • Half a cup of mozzerella
    • Parmesan cheese, half a cup
    • 1/4 cup of fresh basil, chopped, plus more for decoration
    • Season with kosher salt.

    Instructions

    1. The oven has to be preheated to a temperature of 400 degrees F.
    2. The eggplant should be sliced to a thickness of about 3/4 of an inch. Rub two teaspoons of olive oil on each side. To the tops, add a generous amount of kosher salt (approximately a quarter teaspoon) and the dried oregano.
    3. In a preheated oven at 400 degrees, the eggplant should be baked for 15 to 20 minutes, or until it is cooked but still has its form.
    4. Make the pizza sauce while the eggplant roasts.
    5. Spread some of the pizza sauce on top of the eggplant, and then sprinkle some of the chopped basil over the top. Top each round with a little bit of mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese and a little extra kosher salt.
    6. Turn the eggplant every few minutes under the broiler for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and gently browned (alternatively, you can bake the pizzas until the cheese melts). Extra fresh basil may be sprinkled on top.
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