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Eggplant Rolls with Creamy Spinach Cheese Filling

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These decadent Eggplant Rolls are stuffed with a creamy Italian Inspired cheese and spinach mixture. You’ll love these gluten-free eggplant rollatini 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 rolls as a fantastic meatless lunch or as a fabulous appetizer. 

What goes into these Eggplant Rolls?

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
  • olive oil
  • spinach
  • ricotta
  • mozzarella
  • Parmesan
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • eggs
  • marinara sauce
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

How to Make Eggplant Rolls with Spinach and Ricotta

Start by making thin eggplant slices. I love to use a mandolin instead of a knife because I 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. 

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

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

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Eggplant Rolls with Creamy Spinach Cheese Filling
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Eggplant Rolls with Creamy Spinach Cheese Filling

Course Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword eggplant rolls
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com
These decadent Eggplant Rolls are stuffed with a creamy Italian Inspired cheese and spinach mixture. You’ll love these gluten-free eggplant rollatini that are super low carb, light, meat-free, and the perfect comfort food.

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

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.
  • 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.

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Eggplant Rolls with Creamy Spinach Cheese Filling These decadent Eggplant Rolls are stuffed with a creamy Italian Inspired cheese and spinach mixture. You\'ll love these gluten-free eggplant rollatini that are super low carb, light, meat-free, and the perfect comfort food.

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