Be careful with this one! It's so robust and flavorful that your guests might fill themselves up on it before you have a chance to serve the main course!

lorin
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine basil, pine nuts, ricotta cheese, and salt and pepper to taste in medium size bowl. Place bowl in refrigerator.

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  • Coat eggplant slices lightly with olive oil. Place in large saucepan over medium heat, apply pressure to release moisture from eggplant. Remove eggplant sliced when tender. Allow slices to cool to room temperature.

  • Spread a dollop of ricotta mixture over eggplant; roll up the slice of eggplant. Spoon marinara sauce over each rollati and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

534 calories; 33.2 g protein; 39.2 g carbohydrates; 76 mg cholesterol; 760.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
I changed this a bit by putting in a 13 x 9 and topping with spag. sauce and mozzerella and baking for 35 min. at 350 deg. WOW was this awsome!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
This appetizer turned out alright. I think it would help if the recipe was a bit more specific on how to put the rollatis together. The process for me was quite messy and annoying. The actual taste was very rich so if you're looking for a neutral appetizer...this isn't it! Read More
(10)
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
I changed this a bit by putting in a 13 x 9 and topping with spag. sauce and mozzerella and baking for 35 min. at 350 deg. WOW was this awsome!! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
I changed this a bit by putting in a 13 x 9 and topping with spag. sauce and mozzerella and baking for 35 min. at 350 deg. WOW was this awsome!! Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2007
I changed this quite a bit. Before I cooked the eggplant I laid out the slices on paper towels and sprinkled them with some salt to help release moisture for a few minutes. After they were cooked I laid a piece of prosciutto on it then the ricotta mixture (to which I added some parmesan and mozzarella) then rolled it up and secured it with a toothpick. I put them on a platter with a small bowl of the tomato sauce in the middle. This way it was a neat appetizer and people could dip or spoon the tomato sauce on if they wanted it. It turned out very tasty and I will probably make it again with the same adjustments. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This recipe is fabulous! I use pre-breaded eggplant cutlets form the local Italian store which cuts the difficulty to almost nothing. You won't be disappointed and neither will your guests! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
This appetizer turned out alright. I think it would help if the recipe was a bit more specific on how to put the rollatis together. The process for me was quite messy and annoying. The actual taste was very rich so if you're looking for a neutral appetizer...this isn't it! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2007
These are a nice change from pasta but might be laking something. I added spinach to the filling which did help. I will make this again but probably add some garlic to the filling and maybe more herbs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2008
I made the eggplant ahead of time so it was cool enough to roll up. Everyone loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2007
Like the first reviewer I changed this recipe into a main dish. I'm afraid this would be a bit messy as an appetizer! I also added parmesan and garlic to the ricotta filling for added flavour. To save time use frozen grilled eggplant! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2011
flavor was good but i found these hard to roll up and not as pretty as i wanted them to be. added some ital seasoning to the ricotta- would be a good veggie lasagna or side dish Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2010
I was testing this appetizer which i plan to serve on chirstmas day.. i basically added more than what is in the original recipe... i added italian herbs and also chicken strip which is really good especially for the meat lovers.... my hubby suggested to not forget this on christmas day....with two thumbs up Read More
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