Ok, they aren't that pretty and my co-host Ken would NOT approve because there is no meat.  But, after my husband's doctor said we should be eating more fruits and veggies, I thought I'd give it a shot.  Although, the credit for this healthy alternative to pizza has to go to the makers of Ragu Pizza Sauce.

It's easy to make and only takes four ingredients.  I had time to empty the dishwasher, fold towels and put away clothes while I was making them.  Plus, if you've always wanted to try eggplant and have no idea how to cook it, this is a great "starter" recipe.

What you need:

  • 1 large eggplant, washed with the ends cut off.  Then cut it into slices about half an inch thick.
  • olive oil
  • pizza sauce (I used Ragu, any will do)
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • optional:  garlic powder (I sprinkled some on before baking for added flavor)

Easy-to-Make:

Preheat the oven to 425.  After washing and slicing your eggplant, brush both sides with olive oil and place on a cookie pan with edges (also known as a jelly roll pan).

Bake for 8 minutes, then turn them and bake for another 8 minutes or until eggplant is tender.

Remove from oven and spread pizza sauce (sorta thick) on each slice, then top with the shredded mozzarella cheese.

Bake for an additional 6 minutes or until cheese is melted.

We really liked it and since we ate healthy, we allowed ourselves a bowl of ice cream :)