1/4th of recipe (2 rolls): 314 calories, 7.5g fat, 766mg sodium, 32.5g carbs, 11.5g fiber, 13g sugars, 34g protein -- PointsPlus® value 8*
It's like beefy cannelloni without the meat and pasta. Not the prettiest recipe on the block, but its deliciousness knows no bounds!
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 55 minutes
1 large eggplant, ends removed, cut lengthwise into 8 slices
2 cups finely chopped brown mushrooms
2 cups frozen ground-beef-style soy crumbles (like the kind by Boca or MorningStar Farms)
1 1/2 cups fat-free ricotta cheese (or HG Alternative)
1/2 cup chopped basil
1/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1/4 tsp. black pepper
4 tsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 3/4 cups canned crushed tomatoes
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 baking sheets and a 9" X 13" baking pan with nonstick spray.
Lay eggplant slices on the baking sheets, and bake for 10 minutes. Flip slices. Bake until soft, about 10 more minutes. Leave oven on.
Meanwhile, bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook and stir chopped mushrooms and soy crumbles until mushrooms have softened and soy crumbles are hot, about 5 minutes.
Place mushroom-crumble mixture in a large bowl. Add ricotta cheese, basil, egg substitute, and pepper. Add 2 tsp. garlic powder and 1 tsp. onion powder. Thoroughly mix.
Lay eggplant slices in front of you with the short sides on the top and bottom. Distribute mixture among the bottoms of the eggplant slices. Roll up each slice around the mixture, and place them in a single layer in the baking dish, seam sides down. (Depending on the size of your eggplant, the rolls may be super stuffed!)
In a medium bowl, mix crushed tomatoes with Italian seasoning. Stir in remaining 2 tsp. garlic powder and remaining 1/2 tsp. onion powder. Cover rolls with tomato mixture.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake until cheese has melted, about 5 minutes. Enjoy!
MAKES 4 SERVINGS
HG Alternative! Can't find fat-free ricotta? Go for low-fat or light (not part-skim). Then each serving will have 331 calories, 10.5g fat, 32g carbs, and 32.5g protein (PointsPlus® value 8*).