Recipe By Greg Feldman
Published Aug 5th
Prep 25m Cook 1h 11m Additional 20m Ready In 1h 56m
Servings 4 servings Calories 368.9

Awesome recipe to impress that vegetarian friend or to simply enjoy yourself.

Recipe Ingredients

  • kosher salt to taste
  • 2 eggplants, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, or to taste
  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 ½ cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 2 Sprinkle kosher salt over eggplant slices. Let excess moisture drain from eggplant, 10 to 15 minutes. Pat dry with paper towels and transfer to baking sheet.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven until softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with black pepper.
  4. 4 Combine spinach, onion, and garlic in a saucepan over medium-low heat; cook and stir until spinach is wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with Italian seasoning.
  5. 5 Mix Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and ricotta cheese together in a bowl. Stir in spinach mixture until well-combined.
  6. 6 Spread 2 spoonfuls of spinach mixture evenly over each eggplant slice. Roll up eggplant.
  7. 7 Spread 1/4 cup marinara sauce in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Arrange eggplant rolls seam-side down in the dish. Pour remaining marinara sauce over rolls. Cover with mozzarella cheese.
  8. 8 Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and golden, about 1 hour. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 368.9
  • Carbohydrate 36.1 g
  • Cholesterol 47.1 mg
  • Fat 15.9 g
  • Fiber 13.1 g
  • Protein 23.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.6 g
  • Sodium 1034.1 mg
  • Sugar 16.6 g

Chef's Notes

Substitute one 8-ounce package frozen spinach for the fresh spinach if desired.


  1. I agree with the other posters, the temp needed to be adjusted and I foil it for the first 40 min. then uncover the remainder.
  2. Came out great healthier than frying eggplant for eggplant parm and easily as tasty. I followed the temperature modifications as noted. Thanks for the tip and the recipe.
  3. This is very good, but something is missing with the directions. The oven temperature should be adjusted to about 350° maximum of 375° after the eggplant has cooked the first time. Also, if it's meant to be in the oven for an hour at least cover it with foil so the cheese doesn't burn.

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