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Eggplant Rollatini with Creamy Spinach Cheese Filling

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This Eggplant Rollatini is stuffed with a creamy Italian Inspired cheese and spinach mixture. You’ll love the flavors of these gluten-free eggplant rolls recipe that are super low carb, light, meat-free, and the perfect comfort food.

cheesy eggplants with ricotta and spinach

Even if you’re not an eggplant fan, this recipe will change your mind. The eggplant rolls melt in your mouth as they’re packed with flavor. 

Enjoy eggplant rollatini as a fantastic meatless lunch or as a fabulous appetizer. No breading is needed, just grill the eggplant, then fill with all the delicious ingredients, roll, and top with mozzarella and fresh parsley.

Why You’ll Love This Eggplant Rollatini Recipe

  • A low-carb dish that’s loved by the whole family.
  • Just a few basic ingredients
  • A fancy meal ready in less than 60 minutes.
  • The filling is super creamy, rich, and delicious.

Ingredients for Eggplant Rollatini

The ingredients you’ll need to make the best cheesy eggplant rolls are delicious and incredibly satisfying. 

ingredients for eggplant rolls

You’ll need generous amounts of cheese and spinach for the filling and your favorite marinara sauce for baking these vegetarian. eggplant rolls.

  • eggplants– choose a firm eggplant with smooth skin. You’ll need two medium eggplants.
  • olive oil– to add flavor.
  • spinach– fresh or frozen can be used.
  • ricotta– makes the filling creamy.
  • mozzarella– to make this recipe super cheesy.
  • Parmesan– freshly grated is always the best.
  • garlic cloves– substitute with 2 teaspoons of garlic powder.
  • eggs– to bind all the cheese filling ingredients together.
  • marinara sauce– I always choose Rao’s.
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

How to Make Eggplant Rollatini 

Start by slicing thin eggplant slices. I love to use a mandolin instead of a knife because I get perfectly even slices every time. 

Once you sliced about 15-20 slices, it’s time to grill them on both sides to remove the moisture. Alternatively, you can bake the eggplant slice for about 15 minutes. 

grill the eggplant slices

Meanwhile, preheat the oven and make the ricotta and spinach filling. Combine spinach, ricotta, Mozzarella Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, minced garlic, eggs, salt, and pepper. 

ricotta cheese and spinach filling

Spoon one heaping tablespoon of the ricotta mixture onto each eggplant slice and then roll up tightly. You’ll end up making about 20 eggplant vegetarian rolls.

roll the eggplants with spinach and ricotta filling

Arrange the rolls into a baking dish. Top with marinara sauce, mozzarella and parmesan.

top the eggplant rolls with marinara sauce and mozzarella

Bake until the cheese is completely melted, bubbly and the dish smells delicious.

eggplant rolls

Storing Leftovers

  • Fridge– Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days,
  • Freezer– Make the rollatini as written below, but skip the baking part. Allow to thaw overnight and bake for 30 minutes as directed.

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cheesy eggplants with ricotta and spinach

Eggplant Rollatini with Creamy Spinach Cheese Filling

5 from 1 vote

Prep time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Yelds 10 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com

Description
 

This Eggplant Rollatini is stuffed with a creamy Italian Inspired cheese and spinach mixture. You'll love the flavors of these gluten-free eggplant rolls recipe that are super low carb, light, meat-free, and the perfect comfort food.
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium eggplants
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach thawed
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella shredded
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 24 oz. jar marinara sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Slice the ends of the eggplants and using a mandolin slice them lengthwise into 1/4-inch(½ cthick slices. Depending on how big your eggplants are you should get about 15-20 slices.
  • Brush the eggplant slices with olive oil and sprinkle some salt.
  • Heat a grill and cook the eggplant slices for about 30-60 seconds on each side, until tender.
  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF/ 180C and spread ½ cup marinara sauce on the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. Set aside.
  • To make the spinach ricotta filling, you'll need a large bowl. Combine thawed and drained spinach, ricotta, minced garlic, one egg, ½ cup Mozzarella Cheese and ½ cup Parmesan Cheese. Season with salt, pepper to taste and mix well to combine. Add homemade Italian Seasoning.
  • To assemble: Place about 1 tbsp of cheese mixture in the centre of each eggplant slice and then roll-up. Repeat with all your eggplant slices.
  • Top the eggplant rolls with the remaining marinara sauce and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and parmesan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the mozzarella is perfectly melted and has a golden-brown color. Let the eggplant rolls cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Notes

The nutrition facts are calculated for 2 eggplant rolls.
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
212kcal
Total Carbs
9g
Net Carbs
4g
Protein
12g
Fat
15g
Fiber
5g
Sugar
7g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword eggplant rolls
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Eggplant Rollatini with Creamy Spinach Cheese Filling

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