Eggplant Rolls with Bell Pepper Sauce

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This is a vegetarian, low-carb, Greek-style recipe for rolled eggplant filled with the fresh flavor of mozzarella cheese and served with a fun, vibrant bell pepper sauce. Ideal as a starter for a vegetarian dinner party.

1
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • ½ onion, minced

  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped

  • ½ cup vegetable broth

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 eggplant, sliced lengthwise into strips

  • 1 (6 ounce) package mozzarella cheese, cubed

  • 2 firm red tomatoes, finely cubed

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil, or to taste

Directions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over high heat. Cook and stir onion until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add bell peppers and reduce heat to low. Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Pour in vegetable broth. Cook and stir for 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Quickly brown eggplant slices - they should be tender enough to roll easily, but not so tender they break apart.

  3. Transfer cooked red bell pepper mixture to the bowl of a food processor; pulse until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  5. Combine mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and basil in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix well.

  6. Lay eggplant slices on a sheet of parchment paper. Spoon a little of the cheese mixture onto 1 end of an eggplant slice and roll up. Place eggplant roll in a casserole dish. Repeat with remaining eggplant and cheese mixture.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Serve with warm bell pepper sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

333 Calories
21g Fat
25g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 333
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 369mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 12g 42%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 93mg 463%
Calcium 372mg 29%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 989mg 21%

* 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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