eggplant mozzarella

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By ali Bresnahan
from Kihei, HI

I've never been much of a fan of eggplant, but this recipe has made a fan of me. It is easy to make and really delicious...and whether you serve it as an entree or as a side dish, (like anything with melted cheese on top), it always looks pretty.

serves 3 as an entree, 6 as a side dish
prep time 45 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For eggplant mozzarella

  • 1
    eggplant
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
    paprika
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    salt
  • 2 tsp
    pepper
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 lg
    tomato
  • 1 c
    mozzarella, shredded
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How To Make eggplant mozzarella

  • 1
    Slice eggplant into 1" slices. For six servings, place six slices on parchment paper in baking pan.
  • 2
    In a bowl, mix together garlic, paprika, basil, salt and pepper, and olive oil. Mix well. Spread mixture on each eggplant slice.
  • 3
    Slice tomato. Place slice on each piece of eggplant. Sprinkle with salt.
  • 4
    Place handful (or whatever) of mozzarella on top of each slice.
  • 5
    Sprinkle a little basil on top too. Place in 400 degree oven, cook for 25 minutes.
  • 6
    I'm embarassed to say I forgot to take the final picture, taking it out of the oven. (We were hungry!) But believe me when I tell you they were beautiful, with the cheese all melty and browned on the top. Served with side of pasta with just butter, and a side salad with Italian dressing. It was FABulous.
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