Tasty grilled eggplant complements the flavors of goat cheese and roasted red pepper in this 'couldn't be easier' recipe that is good served hot, cold, or as leftovers. To re-warm, place on low-heat grill for 2 minutes.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Arrange eggplant slices on a large plate and sprinkle both sides with salt. Refrigerate until water has been drawn out, at least 30 minutes. Rinse eggplant slices and pat dry with a paper towel.

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  • Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Lightly brush both sides of eggplant slices with olive oil and season with Italian seasoning.

  • Grill eggplant slices on the preheated grill, exactly 3 minutes per side. Spread goat cheese on 1 side of each eggplant slice and sprinkle with roasted red peppers. Serve open-faced or rolled up.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

148.3 calories; 6.7 g protein; 3.3 g carbohydrates; 22.4 mg cholesterol; 310 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2015
More more I want more! This is worthy of 10 stars! I wasn't sure what size eggplant to use - the one I used was about a medium size. I didn't use all of it probably about 2/3 of it. I ended up slicing up 10 slices using my mandolin. The mandolin ensures even slices and is such a time-saver. Next time I will do about 12 slices (3 rollups per person)because I had a bit of goat cheese left over. I used a 12oz jar of roasted red peppers (there were 2 peppers in the jar) since I couldn't find canned. If you don't feel like dicing the peppers you could also just cut them in strips and lay a couple down the middle of each slice of eggplant. The flavor of these is PERFECT and this comes together easily. The first few I tried were warm and then I later tried a couple that were room temp. Both delicious! Very impressive appetizer or side for company! Thank you BUSYBEE25 for the fabulous recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2017
The grilled eggplant is delicious however we did not like the combination of the eggplant with the goat cheese & pepper. I will definitely grill the eggplant like this again and serve it plain. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2015
More more I want more! This is worthy of 10 stars! I wasn't sure what size eggplant to use - the one I used was about a medium size. I didn't use all of it probably about 2/3 of it. I ended up slicing up 10 slices using my mandolin. The mandolin ensures even slices and is such a time-saver. Next time I will do about 12 slices (3 rollups per person)because I had a bit of goat cheese left over. I used a 12oz jar of roasted red peppers (there were 2 peppers in the jar) since I couldn't find canned. If you don't feel like dicing the peppers you could also just cut them in strips and lay a couple down the middle of each slice of eggplant. The flavor of these is PERFECT and this comes together easily. The first few I tried were warm and then I later tried a couple that were room temp. Both delicious! Very impressive appetizer or side for company! Thank you BUSYBEE25 for the fabulous recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2015
More more I want more! This is worthy of 10 stars! I wasn't sure what size eggplant to use - the one I used was about a medium size. I didn't use all of it probably about 2/3 of it. I ended up slicing up 10 slices using my mandolin. The mandolin ensures even slices and is such a time-saver. Next time I will do about 12 slices (3 rollups per person)because I had a bit of goat cheese left over. I used a 12oz jar of roasted red peppers (there were 2 peppers in the jar) since I couldn't find canned. If you don't feel like dicing the peppers you could also just cut them in strips and lay a couple down the middle of each slice of eggplant. The flavor of these is PERFECT and this comes together easily. The first few I tried were warm and then I later tried a couple that were room temp. Both delicious! Very impressive appetizer or side for company! Thank you BUSYBEE25 for the fabulous recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2016
Easy to make and tastes great. Don't cut the eggplant too thin because it gets thinner as you grill it and can tear when you spread the goat cheese on it. I made it just like the recipe said, then, with the leftovers, I added tomato sauce and fresh basil which was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2015
Had to substitute cream cheese for the goat cheese. Thanks for teaching us how to grill eggplant. We added garlic and Asiago cheese. Looks as elegant as it tastes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2018
I didn't have goat cheese but had everything else handy so I used light cream cheese (sparingly). Even the finicky husband who has always turned his nose up at eggplant loved it. The advice to use a mandolin to slice made this a breeze! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2016
Very delicious. I used zucchini as part of a challenge sliced length wise on a mandolin and let them air dry to remove some of the moisture. Thinly julienned fresh red pepper and pan grilled. Did as suggested and put the pan grilled zucchini on a rack to cool. I was lucky I even got to try one as RD snatched them all up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2017
This was delicious! I didn't have regular goat cheese so I used Apricot & Thyme crumbled goat cheese from Vermont Creamery. The subtle apricot flavor really paired nicely with the roasted red pepper. Yum!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2017
The grilled eggplant is delicious however we did not like the combination of the eggplant with the goat cheese & pepper. I will definitely grill the eggplant like this again and serve it plain. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2018
I added shredded mozzarella instead of goat cheese and pizza sauce with more mozzarella and parmesan on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2017
Delicious Read More
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