Monday, March 17, 2014

Paleo Egg Plant Pizza Slices

1-2 large Egg Plant washed, slice ends off and slice into 1/2 inch thick circles
Pizza Seasoning to taste
Pepper to taste
1 bell pepper of choice cut into strips (cut strips in half if needed to fit on the slices)
1/4 onion diced (whatever onion you like)
3 garlic cloves minced
Frozen fresh spinach (amount depends on your preference)
Organic unsalted butter, coconut oil or cooking spray
Pepperoni or Turkey Pepperoni
Vegan mozzarella cheese ( I like Daiya)
Organic pizza sauce
Optional-  chopped broccoli, diced tomatoes, sliced black olives rinsed, diced red onion, shredded cooked chicken, browned ground sausage or turkey sausage

Make sure all veggies are patted dry and let juice drain from the tomatoes

Pre-heat oven to 425

Heat a small skillet with a small amount of cooking fat of choice listed above
Sautee the bell pepper, onion, garlic and broccoli or spinach if using
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
Lay the egg plant slices in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet
Lightly Season the slices with pizza seasoning and pepper
Bake for about 10-15 minutes, check at 10 minutes, the slice should be soft but not mushy
Remove from oven and layer sauce, veggies, pepperoni and cheese
Return to oven until cheese is melted, no more than 5 minutes or the slices will get too mushy

Serve with additional sauce

My husband likes when the pepperoni gets a little crispy on the edges, so you can layer this anyway you wish