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Villa Valenti's Eggplant Rollatini

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Updated May 17, 2018
SERVES
4
COOK TIME
1 Hr

Mr. Food and his family enjoyed this dish at their favorite Italian restaurant in their hometown for years. Emma Valenti sure was gracious about sharing her recipe with us and, since we can't duplicate her homemade sauce, we've simplified it for you.

What You'll Need

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 2 cups Italian-flavored bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 medium eggplant, peeled and cut lengthwise into 1/8-inch thick slices (about 16 slices total)
  • 1 (28-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 1 (32-ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place eggs, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a shallow dish; beat well. Place bread crumbs in another shallow dish. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons oil. 
     
  2. Meanwhile, dip eggplant slices in egg mixture then coat completely with bread crumbs. Place coated eggplant slices in skillet a few at a time and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden, adding more oil as needed. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter.
     
  3. Reserve 1 cup spaghetti sauce and pour remaining sauce over the bottom of a 9- x 13-inch baking dish.
     
  4. In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, the Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and remaining salt, and pepper; mix well.
     
  5. Place eggplant on a work surface and spread 1/4 cup ricotta cheese mixture over the top of each. Roll up jelly-roll fashion and place seam-side down in baking dish. Pour reserved 1 cup spaghetti sauce over eggplant rolls and top with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
     
  6. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until sauce is hot and bubbly and cheese is melted.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 1,286
  • Calories from Fat 740
  • Total Fat 82g 126 %
  • Saturated Fat 34g 172 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 59g 119 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 358mg 119 %
  • Sodium 3,070mg 128 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 80g 27 %
  • Dietary Fiber 10.0g 40 %
  • Sugars 20g 0 %

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January of 2014 Villa Valenti burned to the ground. I can only hope they will rebuild as it is my favorite fancy Italian restaurant. You can buy their sauce in many of our grocery stores in the Capital District area of NYS. Just wanted to say!

This web site is awsome. Mr. Food you have it made Alan

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