Cheesy Eggplant Rollatini


Awesome recipe to impress that vegetarian friend or to simply enjoy yourself.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 11 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 56 mins
4 servings


  • kosher salt to taste

  • 2 eggplants, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 4 cups fresh spinach

  • ½ onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, or to taste

  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

  • ½ cup ricotta cheese

  • 1 ½ cups marinara sauce

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Sprinkle kosher salt over eggplant slices. Let excess moisture drain from eggplant, 10 to 15 minutes. Pat dry with paper towels and transfer to baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with black pepper.

  4. Combine spinach, onion, and garlic in a saucepan over medium-low heat; cook and stir until spinach is wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with Italian seasoning.

  5. Mix Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and ricotta cheese together in a bowl. Stir in spinach mixture until well-combined.

  6. Spread 2 spoonfuls of spinach mixture evenly over each eggplant slice. Roll up eggplant.

  7. Spread 1/4 cup marinara sauce in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Arrange eggplant rolls seam-side down in the dish. Pour remaining marinara sauce over rolls. Cover with mozzarella cheese.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and golden, about 1 hour. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

Substitute one 8-ounce package frozen spinach for the fresh spinach if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

369 Calories
16g Fat
36g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 369
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 1034mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 13g 47%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 19mg 95%
Calcium 616mg 47%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 1235mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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