• prep: 55 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 55 min
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  • Summary

    These delicate vegetarian meatballs are lighter in texture than standard meatballs, but full of flavor. For best results, form the meatballs and let them sit in the refrigerator overnight -- this helps them firm up and makes them much easier to sear.

    Ingredients

    • 1 eggplant (1 pound), stemmed and cut in 4 3/4-inch planks
    • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
    • 2 1/3 cups fresh breadcrumbs, preferably from a hearty Italian loaf
    • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (1 1/2 ounces)
    • 1 small garlic clove, minced plus 2 cloves thinly sliced
    • 1 large egg white
    • 1 can (28 ounce) whole plum tomatoes, pulsed in food processor
    • Red pepper flakes
    • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, sliced into 12 thin squares

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 313 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 23 g 36.05%
    • Saturated Fat: 7 g 35.41%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 24 mg 7.93%
    • Sodium: 405 mg 16.88%
    • Calcium: 318 mg 31.79%
    • Potassium: 748 mg 21.37%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 4.44%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 16 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 5 g 21.64%
    • Sugar: 9 g
    • Protein: 14 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 35.53%
    • Vitamin C 49.44%
    • Vitamin D 0.53%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables3
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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