Eggplant Parmesan Pizza

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"I came up with this recipe when trying to expand my usual pizza repertoire. Eggplant soaks up the flavors so well that it has become one of my favorite pizza toppings." -Kristen Laise, Martinsburg, WV

Yield:

6 servings

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 290
Caloriesfromfat 23 %
Fat 7.3 g
Satfat 2.6 g
Monofat 1.9 g
Polyfat 2.3 g
Protein 15.6 g
Carbohydrate 40.6 g
Fiber 3.3 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Iron 2.3 mg
Sodium 782 mg
Calcium 293 mg

Ingredients

1 cup (1/2-inch-thick) slices zucchini
1 (1-pound) eggplant, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
Cooking spray
1 (14-ounce) Italian cheese-flavored pizza crust (such as Boboli)
1 1/2 cups fat-free marinara sauce (such as Muir Glen Organic)
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup turkey pepperoni (about 2 ounces, such as Hormel)
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°.

Place zucchini and eggplant in a single layer on 2 baking sheets coated with cooking spray; lightly coat eggplant and zucchini with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes on each side or until tender and lightly browned.

Increase oven temperature to 425°.

Place crust on a baking sheet. Spread marinara over crust, leaving a 1-inch border. Layer the zucchini and eggplant evenly over sauce; top with mozzarella, pepperoni, grated Parmesan, pepper, and oregano. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Let stand 5 minutes.

Kristen Laise,

Cooking Light

October 2004
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