Let’s face it, some days we feel the need to cook something new, fun and delicious and wonder what to do this time while staying keto compatible. I’m here to tell you that this Italian Eggplant Pork Rollatini recipe is the perfect choice for those moments.
Traditionally, eggplant rolatini is an Italian dish in which long, thin slices of eggplant are rolled and stuffed with cheese. However, if you want to stay dairy-free and keto (or eat less cheese), this recipe is a great way to enjoy eggplant and stay in ketosis.
Instead of stuffing my eggplant slices with cheese, I stuffed them with a simple ham mixture instead. You can use other meat and add additional seasoning if you like. Also, if you want to avoid buying Italian seasoning from the supermarket, I recommend mixing and blending dried basil, oregano, thyme and rosemary until the desired consistency is ensured. This way you’ll avoid all the added sugars that can be found in some supermarket-bought spice blends.
You can make this recipe for a fancy dinner, along with the easy-to-make Keto Brussels Sprouts Salad, or go for a quick Keto Waldorf Salad. Now you can enjoy your Eggplant Prolatini just like before…without all the dairy!
- 1 Pound of minced pork (or other meat)
- 1 an egg
- 2 medium eggplant
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, divided
- 1/2 400g can tomato sauce or marinara sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Cut the eggplant into long, thin slices. Salt well and press paper towels on top to absorb excess water. Leave it on for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine seasonings together in a small bowl (onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper).
- Combine eggs, minced pork, and half of the spices in a separate bowl.
- Mix the tomato sauce with the rest of the spices.
- Pour the pork mixture over the eggplant slices and roll the slices (serves approximately 12 rolls).
- Lay the rolls flat on a baking tray. (Use a cocktail stick to hold the rolls in place, if necessary)
- Bake for 30 minutes. Use a meat thermometer and check the internal temperature of the ham, which is 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
- (If you want to add cheese to this dish, you can sprinkle a little mozzarella over the rolatini for 10 minutes from the end of the baking time.)
- Heat the sauce in a saucepan and pour over the rollini.
All nutritional data is estimated based on the amounts of each serving.
- Calories: 157
- sugar: 6 grams
- Fat: 4 grams
- Carbohydrates: 13 grams
- the basic: 6 grams
- protein: 19 grams