How to Make Eggplant Rollatini with Spinach + Sweetpotatoes

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How to Make Eggplant Rollatini with Spinach + Sweetpotatoes

October 28, 2020
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Susan Phillips

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How to Make Eggplant Rollatini with Spinach + Sweetpotatoes

How to Make Eggplant Rollatini

Ready for a a simple recipe on how to make Eggplant Rollatini with spinach + sweetpotatoes?

Home cooked Italian meals are some of our favorite comfort foods! The savory sauces and the ooey, gooey, melting cheese are the perfect combination to warm your autumn soul.

 

How to Make Eggplant Rollatini

And if you are following a keto-style diet, you are in luck because we use eggplant instead of traditional pasta noodles in this Eggplant Rolatini with spinach & sweetpotatoes so the carb count is kept low!  

 

Let’s get rollin!

How to Make Eggplant Rollatini

Choose 2 ripe eggplant and wipe with a damp cloth.

 

eggplant

Slice them a 1/4” thick and place on paper towels.  Sprinkle with salt and allow the moisture to release, about 20 minutes.

 

olive oil

Once the moisture has released, wipe the slices down and spread olive oil on each piece, on both sides.

 

Place the baking sheet in a 375 oven and bake for about 8 minutes.

 

Let’s prepare the filling mixture…

sweet potato

Scoop out a cup of baked sweetpotato flesh and set aside.

 

spinach wilted spinach

Wilt down 6 oz. of fresh spinach in a little bit of olive oil.

 

rollatini mixture mixture

Place all the filling ingredients into a bowl and stir until thoroughly combined.

 

eggplant

Place a large dollop of filling and spread it to about halfway on the eggplant slice.  

 

rolled up

Roll the eggplant, leaving the loose end underneath to secure.

 

How to Make Eggplant Rollatini

Place all the eggplant rolls into a baking dish with marinara (you can use our recipe here) on the bottom.

 

How to Make Eggplant Rollatini

Top with more marinara and cheese and bake for 30 minutes.

 

How to Make Eggplant Rollatini

Oh my, the smell from your oven will have you weak in the knees! 

 

How to Make Eggplant Rollatini

How to Make Eggplant Rollatini

Scoop out a portion and savor the reward that you now know how to make Eggplant Rollatini like a boss!

 

Here is the printable recipe for ya…

How to Make Eggplant Rollatini

Eggplant Rollatini with Spinach & Sweetpotato

CA Grown
Delicious and comforting, we show you how to make Eggplant Rollatini in this easy step-by step recipe with eggplant, sweetpotato and spinach!
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 eggplants, sliced 1/4" thick
  • 2 tsp salt, more if needed
  • 1/4 cup EVOO, more if needed
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Filling

  • 1 cup pre-cooked sweetpotato flesh
  • 6 oz spinach, wilted in olive oil over medium heat
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375
  • Lay the sliced eggplant on paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Allow the salt to release all the moisture from the eggplant slices, about 20 minutes. Wipe the eggplant slices down with the paper towels and place on baking sheet.
  • Brush EVOO on each slice, making sure both sides are evenly coated. Bake in the oven for 8 minutes. Eggplant slices should be pliable but not over cooked.
  • Combine all the filling ingredients in a bowl and stir well to combine.
  • Place a large dollop of filling on the end of slice (about 2-3 T., depending on size of slice) and spread to the middle. Roll the eggplant up, ending with the loose end underneath to secure. Continue with the rest of the slices.
  • Spread about 1/2 cup marinara sauce on the bottom of a 13x9 baking dish. Place all the rolled eggplant onto the sauce. Top the eggplant rolls with the rest of the sauce and additional cheese. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to rest a few minutes before serving.
Keyword eggplant, spinach, sweetpotato

 

Here is another Italian style meal, perfect for Fall…

 

Fresh Veggie Lasagna with Zucchini and Mushrooms

Fresh Veggie Lasagna with Zucchini and Mushrooms

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