Sometimes you come across recipes that humble you.

And sometimes, you try something unheard of and bizarre and are impressed with yourself.

This is one of those recipe stories–the latter.

I found something called involtini on Pinterest. I like eggplant. I’m crazy about tomato cream sauces. I thought, “Why not?”

And naturally, I healthified it. Just a tad.

It was so good. You just have to try it…


1/2 an eggplant

1-2 T oil (I used Giada’s Chile Olive Oil for a spicy twist, at Target Stores)

3/4 cup sauce

1/4 cup almond milk

pinch of cinnamon

Parmesan (as much as you like)

2 T whole grain breadcrumbs

5-6 T skim ricotta cheese

handful of fresh kale, cut into thin strips

little lemon juice

1 t thyme leaves, minced


-Preheat broiler. Slice eggplant into 6 long strips. Brush on oil and place on greased broiling pan. Broil on each side for 3-4 minutes each. They will be come more flexible after they’ve been heated.

-Meanwhile, combine stuffing ingredients in separate bowl: ricotta, breadcrumbs, kale, lemon juice, and thyme. Set aside.

-Preheat oven to 425 degrees (regular baking setting, not broiling).

-Prepare the involtini by scooping 1/6 of the stuffing onto each end of t
he eggplant strips. Roll gently and secure with bamboo skewers.

-Next, mix almond milk and tomato sauce. Spread about 1/3 of the sauce on the bottom of a small casserole pan. Place the involtini rolls inside. Cover with the rest of the sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan.
-Bake for 15-20 minutes. Serve warm.

God help you if you don’t crave leftovers the following day.


One thought on “Involtini

  1. Pingback: Eggplant Lasagna – Hold the Noodles « jittery cook

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s