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Aubergine roll ups

3
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
50 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
40 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
If you’re a fan of spinach and ricotta cannelloni, you’ll love our lightened-up version using in-season aubergine in place of pasta.

Ingredients

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Aubergine

3 medium

Spinach

300 g

Garlic

4 clove(s)

Tinned Tomatoes

2 can(s), large, tinned cherry tomatoes

Dried Mixed Herbs

1 tablespoons

Ground Nutmeg

½ teaspoons, level

Ricotta Cheese

150 g

Egg, whole, raw

1 medium, raw, beaten

Basil, fresh

10 g, small handful, torn

Vegetarian Parmesan Style Hard Cheese

1 tablespoons, grated

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C, fan 200°C, gas mark 7. Slice the aubergine, lengthways, into 1cm-thick strips. Mist a large baking tray with cooking spray, arrange the aubergine slices on the tray, in a single layer, and mist with cooking spray. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until softened, turning halfway through.
  2. Meanwhile, put the spinach and a splash of water in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with clingfilm. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, or until just wilted. Squeeze out the excess water, then chop finely and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Mist a large nonstick frying pan with cooking spray and cook the garlic over a medium heat for 1 minute until softened. Transfer half the crushed garlic to the bowl with the spinach. Add the tomatoes and dried herbs to the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes until slightly thickened.
  4. Meanwhile, once the spinach is cool, stir in the nutmeg, ricotta and egg and season well. Lay an aubergine slice on a chopping board, place a spoonful of the ricotta mixture at one end then roll up firmly. Continue with the remaining aubergine slices and ricotta filling.
  5. Spoon a little of the sauce over the base of a 20cm square ovenproof baking dish. Arrange the aubergine rolls in the dish, join-side down, then spoon over the remaining sauce. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbling. Scatter over the basil and grated cheese before serving.

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