Eggplant slices topped with pizza sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese! These Eggplant Pizza Bites are quick and easy to make and are the perfect healthy (but still delicious) appetizer or snack for special occasions or weeknight dinners! Naturally Gluten-Free, Grain-Free & Low Carb – can be made Dairy-Free & Vegan too!
4ozfresh mozzarella I recommend fresh mozzarella di bufala, shredded mozzarella will work too, use dairy-free if you're DF and vegan mozzarella cheese if you're vegan
Topping ideas: pepperoni or vegan pepperoni, extra fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil or oregano, capers, cherry tomatoes, sliced bell peppers, cremini mushrooms, caramelized onions, sauteed corn, spinach leaves, jalapenos, olives or Kalamata olives, tinned sardines in oil, d dollop of sour cream or smetana, mini meatballsoptional
Preheat the oven to 400F.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the marinara sauce, olive oil, garlic, and dried oregano. Season to taste. Bring to a simmer and simmer for a minute, then turn off the heat.
Place the eggplant slices onto a non-stick baking sheet (or a regular baking sheet lined with parchment paper).
Spread about 2 tsp of your prepared sauce on each eggplant slice, then top with a few pieces of mozzarella cheese. If you want to add toppings such as pepperoni or mini meatballs or any other topping that needs to be cooked, add it now.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the eggplants are tender. Remove from the oven and serve immediately! Top with fresh toppings if desired.
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