About Kirby's Healthy Cooking

Welcome! My name is Kirby Miller and I am a home chef, self taught cook, lover of reading food blogs and cookbooks, teacher of in home healthy cooking classes, and a writer of my own healthy recipes. Along with this I am also a wife to a wonderful husband, a mom of two dogs, and a Kindergarten teacher!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Eggplant Pesto Involtini


Eggplant Pesto Involtini

1 medium eggplant (sliced lengthwise 1/3 inch)
2 medium balls of fresh mozzarella cheese – sliced thin
1/3 cup pesto
2 ½ cups marinara sauce
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
salt and pepper
Fresh basil and grated parmesan cheese to top
Cooking spray


Pre-Heat oven to 350.

Mix eggplant with a small amount of salt and let sit in a colander for 20 minutes.

Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Lay eggplant out in rows. Spray a light coating of cooking spray on top of the eggplant. Bake the eggplant for 22 minutes. 

Spoon the marinara sauce in a large baking dish.


Remove from oven and place on a cutting board. Spread ½ tablespoon of pesto on each eggplant. Place 2 slices of mozzarella cheese in the middle of each eggplant and roll tightly.  Place eggplant rolls on top of marinara. Sprinkle with dried basil and oregano.


Bake on 350 for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and serve. Top with fresh basil and parmesan cheese.  

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