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Eggplant Rollatini: Foodie Friday


eggplant rollatini
Eggplant Rollatini

This traditional Italian dish is made either with grilled eggplant or breaded eggplant. My kids wanted the breaded version so that is what I have pictured above. I provide the instructions for both. This dish is a cross between Eggplant Parmesan and Lasagna and is definitely a wonderful meal for the summer when eggplant is in season. 

Eggplant Rollatini

by Diane Balch

prep time: 1 hour                                Serves: 4 - 6 


2 large eggplants peeled and sliced the long way
2 eggs beaten ( 1 for dipping for breading, 1 for Ricotta mixture)
1 32 ounce Ricotta Cheese 
1/4 cup of chopped fresh Italian Parsley
1 teaspoon each of: salt, pepper, nutmeg
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
Optional: 2 cups of Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs (Aleia's gluten-free bread crumbs) 
1 Jar of Marinara Sauce
Optional: 1 package of shredded Mozzarella for topping


1) Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and brush some sauce around in the bottom of a large baking pan.

2) Slice eggplant and either bread them: (dip in egg and then breadcrumbs) or grill them without bread crumbs, just brush with olive oil and salt.

3) Mix ricotta with 1 egg, parsley, nutmeg, salt and pepper.

4) Scoop about 2 tablespoons or more into, not quite the center, of each eggplant piece. Roll it up and place seam it down in the baking dish.

5) Pour sauce over eggplant rolls and top with Mozzarella cheese or skip this step if you are making the lighter grilled version.

6) Bake uncovered for about 10 minutes or until Mozzarella starts to get golden brown or the eggplant begins to brown.

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Stuffing the breaded version of rollatini

Tray of cheese breaded eggplant rollatini

Grilled Version no breading: Source

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Simple Living with Diane Balch

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  1. Your eggplant rollatini looks so tempting, both versions sound great. Thank you for hosting. Have a great weekend!

  2. Thanks so much for hosting. I will pass on your eggplant rollatini to my eggplant loving BIL.

    I've linked a Green on Green salad with charred corn, chicken, and homemade Green Goddess dressing. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  3. HI,
    I shared my Paleo Potatoes.
    Find out your body type for better health!


    Thanks for hosting!

  4. Your eggplant rollatini looks delicious, and I've already commented on it yesterday...
    I wonder if you got my comment?

    Thanks for hosting party, and have a wonderful weekend

  5. I wish my husband was more open to eating eggplant! This sounds delicious :) I pinned it for the future - in case I ever think I can sneak it past him! Thank you for hosting.

  6. Hi Diane - thanks so much for featuring my pancakes today! That made my morning =). Your eggplant rollatini sounds and looks absolutely mouthwatering...especially since I haven't been able to get enough eggplant lately!

  7. Thanks for the invite!!! I love eggplant!! I wish I could get my family to eat it! Thanks for hosting!

  8. Your eggplant dish looks so good! Hope you have a really nice weekend! Thank you for hosting!

  9. THis week I shared my Cauliflower Tortilla Tacos! THey're Gluten/Grain Free, Specific Carb Diet SCD, Body Ecology Diet friendly and have a Vegan Option! Thanks for hosting!!!

  10. I love eggplant! I'm pinning this recipe!

  11. Thanks so much for featuring my Curried Zucchini Soup! I have a ton more in my fridge and plan to make this soup again today :) This week I'm sharing my Peachy Chicken Salad. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.

  12. Looks like we had the same idea this week- for me it was the first time making eggplant. Have a great weekend! Deb

    1. Great minds think alike or whatever is in bloom get's cooked.

  13. Oh goodness, I am for anything eggplant right now. Your Eggplant Rollatini looks so delicious! I have joined your link party and have added Antipasto Salad. Thank you for hosting.

  14. Thanks for the link up opportunity!!!! Your eggplant dish looks great!

  15. Thanks for hosting and have a fun filled weekend ya!

  16. Oh my, you Eggplant Rollatini sounds amazing! I love the combination of flavours and that you can make large batches of this dish! Would make fantastic leftovers.

    Stopping by from Mangia Mondays (#16 Beef Burgers with Bacon and Red Onion)

    Amber @ The Cook's Sister

  17. The Rollatini looks divine! My Get Social Sunday link party is live. Would love to have you come link up your homepage and promote your blog!


  18. Great and unique use of eggplant. Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday!

  19. These look so good! I am always looking for new ways to use eggplant. I will have to give this recipe a try.

  20. Thanks for sharing this at my Meatless Monday hop!

  21. I'd love to try the grilled version. I've been cooking a lot of eggplant lately. Thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays! Have a great week!

  22. I always enjoy eggplant recipes, and I think breading rollatini is such a good idea! Your dish looks delicious.

  23. Hi, I am featuring this week at My Meatless Mondays. This is on my schedule for the week, if I can keep to it. If not, it has to be made. It sounds absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    As a postscript, an important one....I love coming here.

    1. I like having you here. Thank you very much for the feature. We just had the frozen leftovers of this meal and it froze really well. My family likes it more than eggplant parmesan.

  24. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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