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Love pizza, but not the fact that before you know it you’ve eaten four slices? Replace a traditional crust with eggplant, a delicious, low-carb alternative. Sliced eggplant is the perfect foundation for all of the saucy and cheesy deliciousness of a typical pizza, yet offers a healthy alternative that you don’t have to feel guilty about. They’re easy to customize, which makes them perfect for family dinners or casual get-togethers; they can be made with anything, so grab your favorite toppings and get cooking!

Eggplant Pizzas

Serves 4-6

35 minutes

  • 1  large eggplant, ends removed, sliced into 12 rounds
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup low-fat mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 1/2 cups plum tomatoes, sliced
  • fresh basil, garnish
  • olive oil, as needed
  1. Preheat oven to 400º F and lightly grease 2 baking sheets with olive oil
  2. Spread eggplant slices out on baking sheets and season with sea salt. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from eggplant from oven. Spread a heaping tablespoon of tomato sauce onto each slice of eggplant, add sliced tomatoes, and basil, then sprinkle on mozzarella.
  4. Turn on broiler and cook pizzas for an additional 2-4 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Remove pizzas from the oven and add any toppings of your choice.

Recipe adapted from Kalyn's Kitchen