Monday, February 21, 2011

Meatless Monday: Mini Eggplant Pizzas!

Hey everyone, so I've been really into cooking lately, usually I just stick to the microwave but I decided to give cooking a whirl and I'm doing pretty well with it. As some of you know, I'm vegetarian/pescatarian (I don't eat meat but I do eat fish) and I know some of you guys aren't but it's always nice to hear about a yummy meatless recipe every once in a while. In fact, there's actually a website called Meatless Monday that has a load of recipes just for a meatless monday. So I figure I'd give you guys a recipe on Mondays for some yummy recipes.

This week, it's a really simple recipe for delicious mini eggplant pizzas!

Taken with the camera on my phone, so sorry if it's not best quality.


1 eggplant - peeled and cut into 4 half-inch thick slices
4 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup pasta sauce
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


Preheat the oven or toaster oven to 425 degrees F. Brush both sides of the eggplant with the oil and season with the salt and pepper. Arrange on a baking sheet and bake until browned and almost tender, 6 to 8 minutes, turning once. Spread 1 tablespoon, or however much you want, of pasta sauce on each eggplant slice. Top with the shredded cheese. Bake until the cheese melts, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Number of Servings: 4

To be honest, it took me about like 12 minutes for the eggplants to bake and I may have put more than the amount of pasta sauce and cheese it said on the recipe, but it's all up to you with that.

It's a very simple recipe, the mini pizzas taste delicious and it's super quick to make. Definitely a great healthy alternative to regular pizza, especially when you use the eggplant as crust.

Head on over here to look at the recipe and nutritional information.

Hope you like this new installment to the StarIMPULSE blog, and let me know if you try this recipe or if you'd like to see a certain recipe. I'd love to hear your thoughts!


  1. Those look delish!

    Stopping by and now following from sits.


  2. Eggplant, huh? Well, they look yummy anyway! Worth giving it a try! Thanks for sharing! :-)

    Here from SITS 31DBBB!

  3. I do eat meat, but when I was growing up whenever my mom made Eggplant we didn't eat meat.
    I think I'd really like this recipe, so I think I'll be giving it a try.

  4. Yum, I love eggplant and am a vegetarian!
    following you from Pitch List.. :)