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Great Groceries: Eggplant Roll-Ups

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Eggplant Roll-Ups

2 eggplants, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 cups ricotta cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 egg
1 cup marinara sauce, divided


Preheat oven to 350°.

Place eggplant slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Season with salt and let sweat for 20 minutes. Dry with a paper towel and season with pepper. Bake for 20 minutes, until soft. Remove from oven and increase temperature to 400°.

In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, 1 cup Mozzarella, Parmesan, basil, salt, garlic powder and egg. Spoon mixture onto each eggplant slice and roll. Spread half the marinara sauce along the bottom of an 
11 x 17-inch baking dish. Add roll-ups, seam down. Top with remaining half of sauce and 1/2 cup Mozzarella. Bake for 25 minutes, then serve.

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