Eggplant Pizza

30 Minutes

super easy


There’s nothing quite like an eggplant pizza to satisfy your cravings while also giving you a healthy dose of veggies. Forget the standard pepperoni and cheese; the eggplant adds a unique twist that’ll make your taste buds sing. With a crispy thin crust and savory marinara sauce, this pizza is already a winner, but the eggplant takes it to the next level. The texture is chewy yet tender, and it’s the perfect vehicle for other toppings like fresh mozzarella, basil, and garlic. So why settle for boring old pizza when you can elevate your game with eggplant? Give it a try and you might just find a new favorite.

Eggplants may not be at the top of your grocery list, but they definitely deserve a spot. Not only do they add a pop of color to any dish, but they also come packed with a ton of health benefits. For starters, eggplants are rich in fiber, which helps keep you feeling full and can aid in weight loss. They are also a great source of antioxidants, which can help reduce inflammation and fend off chronic diseases. Oh, and did I mention they’re low in calories? So go ahead and add some eggplant to your next meal, your body will thank you.

Why You’ll Love It 


Recipe Cost Breakdown

      1 medium size eggplant: $1.90

      4 tbsp marinara sauce: $0.29

      4 oz mozzarella cheese: $0.87

      1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil: $0.05

      ¼ cup fresh basil: $0.67

      2 cloves garlic: $0.12

      Total Cost: $3.9

What You’ll Need

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1 medium size eggplant
4 tbsp marinara sauce
4 oz mozzarella cheese, sliced or grated
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste

Nutritional Information

348 Calories
23 g Total Fat
11 g Fiber
22 g Net Carbs
10 g Sugar
21 g Protein
644 mg Sodium



Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
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Slice eggplant into 3/4 inch thick slices and brush both sides lightly with olive oil. Generously sprinkle with salt and minced garlic. Then, transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until eggplant is slightly tender but not soft.
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Remove eggplant from the oven, top with a thin layer of sauce and sprinkle with chopped basil. Add mozzarella cheese and top with another pinch of salt.
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Transfer back to oven and broil until cheese is melted and lightly brown, about 4 minutes. Finally, top with more basil and enjoy.
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Do your best to choose an eggplant that is mostly uniform in size. This will create the most similar in size pizzas.