Eggplant Pizzas – Healthy Food Friday Link-up with #mamavation


With the cold weather making it’s descent on central Texas, I’m craving “winter” food more and more – soups, stews, casseroles… and when the kids are home, that’s what we are having because with my growing boys, there is no such thing as “left-overs”

Quick aside – my eldest just turned 12 and we are now officially shopping in the MEN’S department!!!


HOLY COW!  In fact, the new ski coat I bought him – a Men’s Small – was TOO SMALL and today I’ll be upgrading that to a MEN’S MEDIUM!  Who told him he could grow so big so fast? The Ski Bib he’s wearing in the picture – ALSO a Men’s Small… Le-sigh…but alas… I digress.

Back to food.

Last year I discovered that I like eggplant.  More importantly, my kids do too!  So a new staple for a quick and healthy dinner is Eggplant Pizzas.

Eggplant Pizzas
Recipe Type: Main
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Eggplant Pizzas are a fun and healthy way to get the kids involved with making dinner and the best part is that each person can make theirs exactly like they want. Also – Portobello mushrooms could be used instead of the eggplant. Either way, kids eating veggies is a good thing!
  • 1 eggplant
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 4 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/3 lb Canadian bacon
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 salt
  • 1 pepper
  • 1 Italian seasoning
  1. Pre-heat over to 350 degrees
  2. Slice eggplant into roughly 1/2 inch slices trying to keep them uniform
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and place on a baking sheet
  4. Sprinkle with sea salt and put in over for roughly 30 minutes
  5. Remove from the oven and spoon tomato sauce over the rounds – I added some Italian seasoning over the tomato sauce here
  6. Add toppings – finishing with cheeses
  7. Turn oven to broiler and put the “pizzas” back in until the cheese is melted and slightly browned.
  8. Our pizzas had Canadian bacon, mushrooms and cheese but your options are limitless!
  9. And got rave reviews from my toughest critics:
  10. This could easily be made into a vegetarian meal as well


The boys like Canadian bacon and mushrooms, I went with musrooms, olives and tomatoes… yum-tastic.

The best part, is like I said before, it gets the kids involved with cooking and eating veggies.

They get to not only help, but have some control about what goes on their “pizzas.”




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  1. Those look and sound delicious! I honestly have never tried egg plant before but I think I should as it makes a great gluten free alternative. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Looks yummy!

    I love how you call it “Canadian Bacon”, up here we call it Back-Bacon or Peameal Bacon… We’re so much the same yet so different 🙂

  3. I’m going to have to try that! I’m always looking for ways to incorporate healthy options into the things my children will eat…and who doesn’t like pizza!! Thank you for sharing!

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