Eggplant (Aubergine) " Crepes" With Spinach Filling

READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • oil
  • 8
    teaspoons dried basil
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1
    (26 ounce) jar marinara sauce
  • 6
    ounces fresh Baby Spinach
  • 1
    tablespoon water
  • 15
  • 12
    cup Italian cheese blend, plus
  • 8
    tablespoons Italian cheese blend, divided
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat the broiler. Peel and cut the eggplant into eight 1/4-inch slices. Brush each slice with oil and sprinkle with 1 teaspoons basil, salt, and pepper. Broil 5 minutes.
  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine washed spinach and the water. Cook 3 minutes or until wilted. Rinse with very cold water and drain very well. Mix with ricotta cheese and the 1/2 cup Italian blend cheese.
  • Spread 1 cup of the marinara sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Roll 1/4 cup of mixture up jelly-roll style in each slice and place on top of the marinara. Pour on the remaining sauce and sprinkle with 1 tablespoons of the Italian cheese on each. Cover and bake 10 minutes. Remove cover and bake 3 minutes more to brown.
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