Four-Cheese Roasted Eggplant Casserole

Ingredients

Four-Cheese Roasted Eggplant Casserole

1 eggplant
1/4 cup olive oil
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1/3 cup ricotta cheese
1/3 cup cottage cheese
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
1 Tbsp dried chives
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese

Methods/steps

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Place a rack in a pan or on a cookie sheet.

Cut the ends from an eggplant and remove the skin. Slice lengthwise into 1/4″ thick pieces.

With a basting brush, coat both sides of each piece with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on rack in the oven and roast for 8-10 minutes or until done. Cover with foil.

In a bowl, combine ricotta, cottage cheese and Parmesan Cheese with chives. Stir well.

Prepare an 8 X 8 casserole dish with non-stick spray.

Spread 1/2 cup sauce in casserole*.

Take each slice of eggplant and spread with roughly 2-3 Tbsp cheese mixture. Roll eggplant and place seam-side down in casserole dish. Repeat with the rest of the eggplant. If there is excess cheese, distribute between both rows of eggplant rolls. Top with the rest of the sauce* and mozzarella cheese.

Bake for 15 minutes at 450 F, or until cheese is melted and slightly golden.

Serves 6.

Nutritional Information for each serving: Calories: 210, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Fiber: 2.5 g, Net Carbohydrates: 6.5 g, Protein:11 g, Fat: 15 g

Cauliflower Faux Mashed Potatos

Ingredients

1 head raw or 1 bag frozen cauliflower

1/4 cup cream cheese

1/4 cup ricotta cheese

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

1/2 stick butter

heavy cream to moisten (same volume as used for mashed potatos)

garlic salt (optional)

salt, pepper to taste

Methods/steps

Cook the frozen cauliflower according to instructions, or if using fresh cauliflower, break up and steam until soft. Drain.

Put cauliflower and all ingredients except spices into blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Spice to taste during blending.

Eggplant Pizza

Ingredients

1 Eggplant

olive oil

pizza sauce

pepperoni, olives, onions, and other pizza toppings

cheese

Methods/steps

Smear olive oil a flat cookie sheet.
Cut eggplant in slices about 3/8″ thick and place on cookie sheet. (I sometimes will quarter a slice to fill in the gaps on the cookie sheet). Cover with your favorite tomato pizza sauce. Pile on the pepperoni, olives, onions or whatever you like. Pile on the cheese. Bake at 400′ for 20-25 min.