They’re cheesy, saucy, and easy to make – margarita eggplant pizzas! If you’re looking for a fun, quick, and satisfying entree, you’ve come to the right recipe.

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Feeling like pizza tonight, but a little healthier? Try these mini eggplant pizzas instead! They require just 30 minutes to make, one baking sheet, and minimal prep work.

Even if you’re an eggplant skeptic, I think these eggplant pizzas may sway you. They’re baked until soft and tender, then topped with pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese. And what doesn’t taste amazing smothered in sauce and cheese?

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What’s in margarita eggplant pizzas?

You just need a few simple ingredients to make these little pizzas. You probably have most of them in your pantry already!

  • Eggplant: Instead of dough, eggplant is the base of your pizzas. Choose an eggplant that’s wide and fat to get larger slices.
  • Pizza sauce: Choose any kind you like!
  • Mozzarella cheese: I recommend part-skim shredded cheese, as it has a lower moisture content than fresh mozzarella.
  • Fresh basil: Basil is an essential component to a margarita pizza! Fresh is best, but use dried if you can’t find it.
  • Cherry tomatoes: The best margarita pizzas have fresh tomato slices, in my opinion. I used cherry tomatoes because they’re small and fit nicely on the eggplant pizzas.
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
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How to make this recipe

  • Slice eggplants into thin rounds.
  • Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then broil for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the baked eggplant slices from the oven.
  • Top with sauce, cheese, and cherry tomatoes.
  • Remove from the oven again, and add a fresh basil leaves to each pizza.
  • Enjoy immediately.
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So, what are you waiting for? It’s time for an eggplant pizza party! Serve these little guys alongside a big green salad and some crusty bread, and you have a well balanced, satisfying, vegetarian meal.

More eggplant recipes to try

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Margarita Eggplant Pizzas (Gluten Free)

They’re cheesy, saucy, and easy to make – margarita eggplant pizzas! If you’re looking for a fun, quick, and satisfying entree, you’ve come to the right recipe.

  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 5 mintutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minute
  • Yield: about 12 eggplant pizzas 1x
  • Category: main dish
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Ingredients

  • 1 large eggplant, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, roughly torn

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss eggplant slices in olive oil, plus a generous shake of salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer on baking sheet, making sure slices do not overlap.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, then flip.
  4. Change the oven setting to broil, then cook for an additional 5 minutes on broil.
  5. Remove cooked eggplant. Top each slice with about 1 tbsp of sauce, then sprinkle on the cheese.
  6. Add 2-3 cherry tomato halves to each slice.
  7. Return to the oven, and broil again for 3-5 minutes, until cheese is melted and just starting to brown.
  8. Immediately sprinkle fresh basil onto each slice when you remove from the oven.
  9. Serve immediately. 

Notes

  • If all the eggplant slices do not fit on one baking sheet, use two sheets to avoid eggplant slices overlapping.

Keywords: eggplant pizzas, gluten free

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