Julia Child’s Eggplant Pizzas

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  • 1 globe eggplant (about 8 ounces and 9-10 inches long)
  • 1 tablespoon salt (for drawing water out of eggplant)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (for brushing eggplant before roasting)
  • 2 teaspoons italian seasoning (dried, for sprinkling on eggplant before roasting)
  • 10 basil leaves (large, cut in chiffonade strips, optional)
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/3 cup mozzarella (finely grated low-fat, blend)
  • hot red pepper flakes (for sprinkling finished pizza, optional)
  • 3 teaspoons virgin olive oil (extra-)
  • 3 large garlic cloves (very finely chopped)
  • 14 1/2 ounces petite diced tomatoes (good quality, with liquid, or use 2 cups peeled and diced fresh tomatoes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning (dried, blend)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano (use Greek or Turkish oregano)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium93% DV2240mg
    Fat28% DV18g
    Protein14% DV7g
    Carbs2% DV5g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories200Calories from Fat160
    Total Fat18g28%
    Saturated Fat5g25%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat160
    Total Carbohydrate5g2%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A50%
    Vitamin C10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Grisselle Jiménez 20 days ago
    Love it! I cut the eggplant in halves, it looked gorgeous and it was the perfect size of a lunch.
    Kim S. 2 months ago
    Delicious! I love eggplant.
    David McGinnis 3 months ago
    Fantastic grilled the dish too hot to crank up the oven. I did not have salad so I grilled some bok choy. And had some hummus great combination.. I used a copper grill mat
    mariska w. 3 months ago
    It was good, but next time will add a green salad, it was barely enough for dinner for two.
    Sierra Netz 5 months ago
    A+. The salting makes the eggplant less bitter. I did some with nozerrela and some with just a little Parmesan sprinkled on. Also used canned pasta sauce to speed up prep.
    Lisa Aldulaimi 6 months ago
    I made this previously and it was and absolute hit! It works as is. I am excited to make it again tonight!
    Morgan 6 months ago
    Turned out really delicious. I’m trying to get my husband to eat less meat so I made these for dinner. We both really loved them.
    FlawlessLineCook 6 months ago
    Excellent! Simple and delicious!
    Shara 7 months ago
    It's a tasty alternative but not quite actual pizza. I will probably only make occasionally as it fairly time consuming.
    Emoji Emotions 7 months ago
    Couldn’t taste the eggplant
    Sheilah Burnham 7 months ago
    It turned out great for the most part It just needs a tiny tweak for my family's taste buds. We'll be trying it again. ;)
    Caro Pritz 8 months ago
    Very easy and tasty recipe! I’ll make it again
    Erin 10 months ago
    Awesome. We loved this recipe and I’m terrible at cooking eggplant!
    Bethany 10 months ago
    This was actually pretty good and quick, easy, and simple. I would definitely make this again
    Lukas a year ago
    Pretty good. Never been a huge fan of eggplant but this tasted like pizza. I did use the marinara sauce generously though
    Sim Thomas a year ago
    Great. Though at the last! We found we didn't have the eggplant we thought we had. So improvised with sliced kumera and that worked out fine,
    Goodo a year ago
    i made my own pizza sauce and added spinach and jalapenos with a sprinkle of feta cheese. it tasted much better than i thought it would. i recommend cutting the skin off after baking the eggplant.
    Knee-thee Desai a year ago
    delicious, didn't even notice the eggplant and the sauce was so good!
    Aviles a year ago
    Tasted good but the eggplant cane out soggy in the bottom.
    Milena P. a year ago
    I use baked eggplant blended with tahini to spread on wholemeal bread. It’s easy.
    So good! Takes some time but it is a delicious recipe!
    Alice a year ago
    Very good. I didn’t measure everything exact to the recipe, but it’s pretty flexible. Definitely worth repeating.
    Annie99 a year ago
    Delicious...made a few times...nice summer flavors...brought to family gatherings...everyone enjoyed...making some today to celebrate family birthdays...
    Sue Foster a year ago
    loved these! I didn't coat them with salt, as I didn't want high salt content. just cut them, put ingredients on them. SO good!
    Brenda Senton a year ago
    It was absolutely easy to make and delicious! I fried up some sausage and added to the sauce, gave it a nice flavor!
    Hi Julie a year ago
    Very yummy, I added 1/3 cup of ricotta and an egg to the cheese mix (simply cause I had some I needed to use up) and even leftover it was fab!
    Tenjamin S. a year ago
    My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed this. I had a smaller eggplant which was enough for us but next time I’m getting the larger one for leftovers
    Erika Simon a year ago
    Very simple but tasty recipe. I've added gouda cheese to the tomato base and served it the finished dish with garlic bread. I also added onions to the 1st step (butter and garlic base) Overall it was nice and delicious.
    Chelsea B. a year ago
    Delicious! We added panko bread crumbs on top of some of them before we broiled and it made it even better! We would have used italian bread crumbs if we had them.
    Doctor a year ago
    it took a lot of time for the amount it produced for a large size of people (5 people). it was very tasty, we added extra cheese which made it very delicious.