Inspired by classic Margherita pizza, this bread-less pizza has fewer calories than regular pizzas, and it is perfect for any occasion. This recipe is using a store-bought marinara sauce, but you can always substitute it with your made-from-scratch marinara sauce.
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Yields: 6 Servings
1 medium globe eggplant, washed and sliced into ½ inch thick
1 tbsp. of olive oil
1 tsp. of dried basil leaves or about 10-12 leaves of fresh basil leaves
4 tbsp. of grated mozzarella
4 tbsp. of grated parmesan (optional)
Pinch of salt, ground black pepper, and red chili flakes for seasoning (optional)
¾ cup of store-bought low sugar marinara sauce
1Preheat the oven to 375F.
2Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
3In a single layer, place the eggplant slices on the baking tray.
4Drizzle olive oil on each eggplant slices.
5Roast the eggplant slices in the oven for about 20-25 minutes or until cooked in the center. Remove the roasted eggplants from the oven.
6On each eggplant slices, add 1 tbsp. of marinara sauce, then topped with basil leaves, and cheese mixtures. Sprinkle some salt, pepper, and red chili flakes if desired.
7Bake the eggplant pizza in the oven for additional 6 minutes or until the cheese melts.
*Consult with your dietitian to make sure this recipe fits in your diet plan and stage.