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Julia Child's Eggplant Pizza

Julia Child's Eggplant Pizza

This eggplant pizza has the base as an eggplant instead of a flour and topped it up with some tomato sauce and cheese which can be enjoyed as an appetizer or as a snack.
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Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pizza
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • 1 globe Eggplant
  • 2-3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Mixed Herbs/Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper (As per taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese (Freshly grated/torned/chopped)
  • 1/4 Cup Cheddar Cheese (Original recipe called for Parmesan Cheese)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 4-5 Jalepano (Optional)

For the Sauce

  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Mixed Herbs/Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (2 fresh tomatoes diced)
  • 3 tsp Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 pcs minced/grated garlic
  • 1/2 Inch ginger


For Sauce Prepartion

  • Heat oil in a pan. Saute garlic and ginger in it.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, seasoning, mixed herbs, oregano, black pepper and salt. Go easy on the salt as you will be adding cheese later on.
  • Let it simmer and cook until the tomatoes are soften and the sauce thicken's so that it is just perfect to spread on the eggplant slices. Switch off and let cool.

Preparing Eggplant Pizza

  • Cut the eggplant in circles and around 1/4-1/2 inch in thickness.
  • Place them on paper towels or plate. Sprinkle them with salt, so that they release some water.
    EggPlant Pizza
  • Let them sit for some time. In the meantime preheat your oven to 180 Deg C.
  • Brush or grease the eggplants with olive oil and add a generous amount of seasoning on them.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and roast the eggplants in them for 20-25 minutes, turning them at half time.
  • Once the eggplants are done baking, take out of the oven, spread the sauce on top. Add the cheese. I added a few chopped Jalepeno just to give that crunch.  
  • Let it broil for 5-6 minutes or just until the cheese is melted.
    EggPlant Pizza
  • Enjoy it hot.


Mixed herbs, Black peppers and Jalapenos were not their in the original recipe. I did added a bit of twist here.
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