Craving pizza but don’t want to ruin your diet? These Eggplant Pizza Rolls will satisfy your cravings without compromising your low-carb diet plan.

Eggplant is a vegetable with one of the lowest carbohydrate contents, that is safe to have as much as you like of.

Feel free to experiment with different fillings of your choice. The chicken gives a nice balanced meal, but you can try different cheeses or mushrooms and spinach for other tastes.

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Eggplant Pizza Rolls
Course Main Dish, Snacks
Cuisine Italian, Low-Carb
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
portions
Ingredients
Sauce with Chicken
Eggplant Pizza Rolls
Course Main Dish, Snacks
Cuisine Italian, Low-Carb
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
portions
Ingredients
Sauce with Chicken
Eggplant Pizza Rolls
Instructions
Sauce with Chicken
  1. Blend tomatoes with 1 handful of basil leaves until smooth
    Blended rosa tomatoes
  2. Add to a pan with garlic, tomato paste and BBQ sauce. Season to taste.
  3. Simmer for 3 minutes
    Tomato pizza sauce
  4. Reduce heat and add mini chicken fillets to the sauce, flipping them every 2 minutes
    Chicken in pizza sauce
  5. Shake off the excess sauce and set chicken fillets and extra sauce aside separately.
    Chicken in tomato sauce
Eggplant Pizza Rolls
  1. Slice the large eggplant lengthways, about 1/4 inch each. You should get 8-10 slices from the eggplant.
    Sliced eggplant
  2. Cover the eggplant slices in salt on both sides.
  3. Set the eggplant slices aside in a colander for 30-45 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 420ºF (220ºC)
  5. After 30-45 minutes the eggplant will have sweated out the excess moisture.
    Sweaty eggplant
  6. Place each eggplant slice between paper towels to absorb the droplets and wipe off the excess salt.
  7. Baste both sides of the eggplant slices in olive oil and place on foil-covered baking trays.
    Olive oil eggplant
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, turning the slices halfway. They should be soft with some crispy edges.
    Baked eggplant slices
  9. Remove the eggplant from the tray and set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
  10. Spread a thin layer of pizza sauce on the bottom of an oven dish.
    Eggplant roll construction
  11. Construct pizza rolls by placing a chicken fillet on the edge of the eggplant slice and roll the eggplant around the chicken.
    chicken eggplant
  12. Roll each piece of eggplant around the chicken fillets.
    chicken in eggplant
  13. Place the pizza rolls in the oven dish.
    eggplant rolls
  14. Spread the rest of the pizza sauce over the top of the eggplant rolls.
    eggplant rolls with sauce
  15. Cover the rolls with all of the grated cheese
    eggplant rolls with cheese
  16. Bake for 20 minutes, until the cheese melts and goes a little brown on top.
    grilled eggplant rolls
  17. Serve the eggplant rolls hot, with the the rest of the basil leaves chopped up over them as garnish
    eggplant pizza rolls with basil
Recipe Notes

If you don't feel like making the pizza sauce from scratch you can buy a sugar free ready-made sauce and cook the chicken in that sauce to save a step.

You can get creative with different fillings if you want something more interesting.

Print Recipe
Eggplant Pizza Rolls
Course Main Dish, Snacks
Cuisine Italian, Low-Carb
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
portions
Ingredients
Sauce with Chicken
Eggplant Pizza Rolls
Course Main Dish, Snacks
Cuisine Italian, Low-Carb
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
portions
Ingredients
Sauce with Chicken
Eggplant Pizza Rolls
Instructions
Sauce with Chicken
  1. Blend tomatoes with 1 handful of basil leaves until smooth
    Blended rosa tomatoes
  2. Add to a pan with garlic, tomato paste and BBQ sauce. Season to taste.
  3. Simmer for 3 minutes
    Tomato pizza sauce
  4. Reduce heat and add mini chicken fillets to the sauce, flipping them every 2 minutes
    Chicken in pizza sauce
  5. Shake off the excess sauce and set chicken fillets and extra sauce aside separately.
    Chicken in tomato sauce
Eggplant Pizza Rolls
  1. Slice the large eggplant lengthways, about 1/4 inch each. You should get 8-10 slices from the eggplant.
    Sliced eggplant
  2. Cover the eggplant slices in salt on both sides.
  3. Set the eggplant slices aside in a colander for 30-45 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 420ºF (220ºC)
  5. After 30-45 minutes the eggplant will have sweated out the excess moisture.
    Sweaty eggplant
  6. Place each eggplant slice between paper towels to absorb the droplets and wipe off the excess salt.
  7. Baste both sides of the eggplant slices in olive oil and place on foil-covered baking trays.
    Olive oil eggplant
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, turning the slices halfway. They should be soft with some crispy edges.
    Baked eggplant slices
  9. Remove the eggplant from the tray and set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
  10. Spread a thin layer of pizza sauce on the bottom of an oven dish.
    Eggplant roll construction
  11. Construct pizza rolls by placing a chicken fillet on the edge of the eggplant slice and roll the eggplant around the chicken.
    chicken eggplant
  12. Roll each piece of eggplant around the chicken fillets.
    chicken in eggplant
  13. Place the pizza rolls in the oven dish.
    eggplant rolls
  14. Spread the rest of the pizza sauce over the top of the eggplant rolls.
    eggplant rolls with sauce
  15. Cover the rolls with all of the grated cheese
    eggplant rolls with cheese
  16. Bake for 20 minutes, until the cheese melts and goes a little brown on top.
    grilled eggplant rolls
  17. Serve the eggplant rolls hot, with the the rest of the basil leaves chopped up over them as garnish
    eggplant pizza rolls with basil
Recipe Notes

If you don't feel like making the pizza sauce from scratch you can buy a sugar free ready-made sauce and cook the chicken in that sauce to save a step.

You can get creative with different fillings if you want something more interesting.

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