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Italian Eggplant Slider

Italian Eggplant Slider


2 sliders each
SourceFood Talk Farmer's Market
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
20 minutes
Total time
30 minutes


Try this juicy vegetable recipe that mimics mini pizzas, providing you with many wonderful vitamins and nutrients. 


3⁄4 cups
mozzarella cheese (shredded, part skim)
1⁄2 cup
1 can
tomatoes, crushed, low sodium (8 oz.)
1⁄2 tablespoon
Italian seasoning
1⁄2 teaspoon
garlic powder
1⁄8 teaspoon
black pepper (dash)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400F.
  2. Slice eggplant into thick slices. Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange eggplant on baking sheets. 
  3. Combine crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and black pepper. 
  4. Top each eggplant slider with 1 tbsp sauce, then 2 tbsp cheese, and finally 1 tsp breadcrumbs.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted and golden brown. 
Food Glossary Terms: 


  • Make this recipe when eggplant is in season, usually summer and early fall.
  • Select small, smooth, and shiny eggplants that feel heavy for their size.
  • For parents: have kids top the eggplants as you slice them. 

Nutritional Information

150 calories, 7g fat, 9g protein, 14g carb, 260mg sodium, 2% vitamin C, 4% vitamin A, 15% calcium