Keto Eggplant Involtini
A delicious vegetarian Keto recipe
I actually tried filming this once and dropped the idea half way through the shoot but I enjoyed it as dinner the same day and figured I just got to make it for you guys. So please enjoy this Keto Eggplant Involtini. It’s a delicious creation and even though it’s similar to Eggplant Parmesan it’s quite something on it’s own. The ricotta cheese with the fresh herbs, it’s awesome! Anyway enjoy the recipe.
You put the egg in the eggplant
I stuffed the eggplant with ricotta cheese and herbs and I added an egg yolk for some extra richness which my Indian ‘pure-veg’ friends can skip and of course if you don’t have access to ricotta cheese I would recommend paneer or queso fresco or even cottage cheese. You can pretty much throw in whatever you like, some chopped bacon perhaps, maybe some ham or even shredded chicken if you can’t do without your meat. For the tomato sauce I would recommend using HK’s Keto marinara sauce and if you love Italian dishes try our Keto chicken Parmesan recipe or even the Keto eggplant Parmesan (for my vegetarian friends). Enjoy!
Nutrition Info (Per serving)
- Calories: 260
- Net Carbs: 5g
- Carbs: 9g
- Fat: 19g
- Protein: 14g
- Fiber: 4g
This recipe makes 4 serving. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.
Keto Eggplant Involtini
- 400 grams Eggplant
- 150 grams Ricotta Cheese
- 50 grams Grana Padano
- 50 grams Shredder Mozzarella
- 1 Egg
- Fresh Basil
- Fresh Parsley
- Red Chilli Flakes
- olive oil I use this
- 4 Servings HK's Marinara Sauce (Approx 250 grams) Get the recipe here
- Slice the eggplant, salt and leave for 30 minutes in a colander.
- In a bowl mix the ricotta cheese with salt, pepper, red chilli flakes, grana padano cheese and 1 egg.
- Pat dry the eggplant slices and pan fry or roast in the oven till cooked
- Place the filling on one end of the eggplant slice and roll the eggplant
- Layer the casserole with the marinara sauce, the stuffed eggplant, top with more marinara sauce and then the shredded mozzarella cheese.
- Bake for 15 minutes or till the cheese melts.
Another truly great dish–keto or no! And what an excellent use of eggplant. I really appreciate your culinary ingenuity, saavy and imagination!
What is Grana Padano. I am in the US
It’s an Italian cheese similar to parmesan cheese.
I made eggplant involtini for our evening meal again today. Again my Italian husband said it is the best he’s had . I also made the marinara sauce with our home grown tomatoes. Thank You Sahil.
that is so awesome! am so happy to hear that!
I made this tonight and I can’t believe it’s Keto friendly! So gosh darn delicious! I’m sitting here eating it and can’t wait to get the next bite in my mouth!
Thank you so much for posting this amazing recipe. So gonna put this in my meal rotation!
What temperature to bake at ? 15 mins does not seem to be long enough at 350 . My cheese is not firming up .
200 Celsius/400F should be the temp.
Can you freeze this? Love this so much!
Yes should be able to freeze it.
What can I use in place of an egg?
You can use flaxseed meal and water. 1 tbsp of flaxseed meal and 3 tbsp of water and let it sit for a few minutes. It’s a good egg replacement
Wow! I made this recipe for our evening meal. My husband is Italian and grows his own eggplant home grown make your recipe even more delicious .
awesome that sounds amazing!