EPIC Pizza Eggplant

Do you ever get e-mails from a company or a newsletter that you automatically hit “delete” before you even read them?

 

I have a few I’ve should really unsubscribe to, due to lack of time to actually read them. This morning, I accidently opened the Hungry Girl Newsletter. I was still laying in bed, reading from my iPhone, when this picture caught my eye:

 

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YUMMMM!

 

I read through the ingredients, and I had mostly everything I needed. I met Caitlin for a quick 3.0 mile run which ended in a trip to Publix to pick up an eggplant.

 

I made some changes to the original recipe based on what I wanted. I started out by hollowing out the center of an eggplant.

 

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I chopped up the leftover eggplant, and added one organic italian sausage (crumbled), onion and green pepper and sautéed it all in a pan over medium-high heat.

 

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I then mixed in two tablespoons tomato paste, two tablespoons italian bread crumbs, and one egg. I stuffed the eggplant with the mixture and baked for 30 minutes on 350F. I then topped with diced tomatoes and string cheese and popped it back in the oven for 10 minutes.

 

The results were EPIC.

 

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It tasted SO good. I love finding recipes that sneak veggies in. I’m not even a huge eggplant fan and I thought this was amazing. My only complaint is that I was starving and it felt like it was taking FOREVER. Maybe not the perfect week-night meal, but if you have a bit of time, GO FOR IT!

 

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I also had some pasta because I was so hungry. It honestly wasn’t necessary as the eggplant was extremely filling. Oh well!

 

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Score!

 

Who knew eggplant could be so delicious?!

 

❤ MegaNerd

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23 Responses

  1. WOW! That looks delish! I love some good Italian food and can only imagine how good it tastes!

  2. ooo total SCORE!! i dont like eggplant but i bet id like this!

  3. YUM!! I love eggplant parm so i bet this would be right up my ally!

  4. Sometimes HG pulls through with really good recipes. I’ll have to try this one now!

  5. haha this is too funny! I am thinking of making a dish with eggplant tonight!!! Great minds think alike 🙂

  6. That’s really funny about Hungry Girl and emails! I have been receiving Hungry Girl emails for a few years now, and just recently unsubscribed because I would open the email out of habit, skim it but not read anything, and delete. I never cooked anything from it! I also felt like a lot of the stuff they recommended was a lot of processed-type food, but I could be wrong about that. Happy to hear the eggplant was good. I am also really enjoying your blog, I’ve been a reader for a few months now. 🙂

    • Thanks for reading!

      I agree that HG does use a LOT of fake/processed stuff which I’m not really into.

      • Haha I also had to unsubscribe because I had no time to read it, and I agree about the processed food. And I need more calories! HOWEVER they do sometimes come through with some gems, like this eggplant pizza I have in the oven right this second!! I also like their pumpkin oatmeal breakfast cookie recipe, and some of their cocktail ideas 😉

  7. OH MAN!! That looks AMAZING!! I can’t wait to try it out 🙂

    -Sara ( myfancytuna.blogspot.com )

  8. Ha! I saw that today in the newsletter and wanted to try it. Glad it worked out for you and I’ll have to try it soon!

  9. Eggplant is on my to-buy list for next week after my roommates and I have been talking about it. And now it’s a must buy!! I’m definitely making that.

  10. I haven’t had eggplant in a while but sounds yummy! I had to delete the HG newsletters because of the over-emphasis of diet foods, and fake sugars, etc. but it is good to hear that they came through with this one.

  11. I made stuffed aubergine the other week, and it was really horrible. It’d be good to see the exact recipe? 🙂

  12. It does look really good and I’m not a huge fan of eggplant myself!

  13. Ooohhhh! I love eggplant! I like the “meaty” texture of it, I find it gives heartiness to dishes! Will definitely have to try that out, thanks for sharing!

  14. I love eggplants! I had stuffed eggplant for lunch today actually 🙂

  15. Looks so delish!

  16. I just read Caitlin’s post and came to check out your blog! What a neat idea!

    What’s funny is that I read all of my Hungry Girl e-mails and I had totally forgotten that this recipe was in one of them.

    My favorite of her e-mails are the Monday ones because of all the food news. But I agree with some other comments, she is super into processed junk.

  17. What a good one to accidentally open up! I commented on Caitlin’s version already, but this looks awesome! I completely forgot about making them boat-style.

  18. Looks great! Definitely going to have to try this one 🙂

  19. Yummm I am most definitely trying this “pizza”! Thanks for the recipe =D

  20. […] with a new recipe for an eggplant pizza, which I saw a while back on Healthy Tipping Point and MegaNerdRuns. I pretty much followed Megan’s recipe to a T, except I used different […]

  21. This was really good, and I’m not a big eggplant person!

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