These eggplant pizzas have all the classic flavors of a real pizza without all the carbs. Opt for spicy Italian sausage if you like the heat! Serve these mini pizzas with a green salad on the side to complete the meal. Source: EatingWell.com, May 2020

Julia Levy
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Sprinkle eggplant slices with salt; place on a paper-towel-lined plate and let stand for 10 minutes. Pat with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Brush both sides with oil and sprinkle with pepper; place in a single layer on a parchment-paper-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake until tender and lightly browned, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven. Increase oven temperature to broil with rack about 6 inches from heat.

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  • Meanwhile, heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add sausage and mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until the sausage is no longer pink and the mushrooms are tender and browned, about 6 minutes. Set aside.

  • Spread marinara evenly over the eggplant slices (1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons each). Divide the sausage mixture evenly among the slices and sprinkle evenly with cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted and browned, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with basil and serve immediately.

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Equipment: Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts

214 calories; 14.4 g total fat; 4.6 g saturated fat; 32 mg cholesterol; 453 mg sodium. 491 mg potassium; 10.7 g carbohydrates; 3.7 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 12.1 g protein; 480 IU vitamin a iu; 4 mg vitamin c; 40 mcg folate; 220 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 34 mg magnesium;