Pizza At Suppertime

September 7, 2011

Pizza in the morning

Pizza in the evening


Pizza at suppertime.

When pizza’s on some eggplant, you can have pizza anytime!


I was very productive today – packing and arranging things for the move next week. TIG helped!


I will miss this ham!


Down kitty!

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Tig helped me eat an Alliebar for a snack


And joined me for cocktail hour


For dinner, I made baked eggplant pizzas, as you clearly saw above!


Some were topped with feta, others topped with sharp white cheddar


Eggplant Pizzas

Toppings are endless!!

Serves 2-3


  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1 14oz can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp garlic gold
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Cheese of your choice – about 1-2 cups


  • Slice eggplant into discs.
  • Rub with olive oil and sprinkle with salt + pepper.
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 400*.
  • Flip eggplants.
  • Add tomato paste and then pile on tomatoes (draining slightly if yours are runny)
  • Top with garlic gold, Italian seasoning and cheese.
  • Bake 10 minutes more.


Serve with lite spinach salad!



Going to assemble some more boxes – and kick back with Matt who is lounging on the couch with Harry Potter [he’s reading it AGAIN!] and a beer!!

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1 [email protected] September 7, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Awww I hope Esperanza/Tig liked the AllieBar! The photo right before the recipe is the most beautiful!!


2 Cat @Breakfast to Bed September 7, 2011 at 8:11 pm

I want 20 of these right now. Also, unrelated, oh queen of gluten. Do you think I could make a decent whole wheat challah?


3 KathEats September 7, 2011 at 8:12 pm

we do make challah at Xmas, but I don’t think it’s 100% whole wheat


4 Cat @Breakfast to Bed September 7, 2011 at 8:25 pm

rock on. 100% whole wheat sounds impossible. also, I think it’s hilars you do Challah for CHRISTMAS. Hilariously awesome for a messianic jew such as myself. (messianic means raised jewish and converted to christianity)


5 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 7, 2011 at 8:26 pm

GH Challah bread is the bomb btw!


6 Cat @breakfast to bed September 7, 2011 at 9:52 pm

I wish we had one here!!


7 KathEats September 7, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Oh gosh, I apologize for saying Xmas!! That just means “the holidays” to me. I meant Hanukkah!!


8 Cat @breakfast to bed September 7, 2011 at 9:51 pm

I thought it was so funny and awesome. Here in NYC, one of the grocery stores advertised “Hanukkah Ham” it all cracks my happy ass up!!


9 KathEats September 8, 2011 at 6:16 am

Oh gosh…!


10 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) September 7, 2011 at 8:14 pm

I’m not a huge eggplant fan but that looks wonderful!


11 Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) September 7, 2011 at 8:14 pm

I have an eggplant getting old in my fridge. I believe they may end up as eggplant pizzas in the very very near future!

We’ll miss Tig too– can’t wait to see what animals you collect at your new place!


12 Ann @ Day by Day September 7, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Oh no I’m going to have that song stuck in my head all night now! Pizza in the morning, pizza in the evening… that commercial used to play ALL the time!


13 Cait @ beyond bananas September 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Ooh bagel bites! I just posted about some of the no so healthy foods I ate growing up and somehow forgot to add bagel bites!
Your eggplant seems like something that would better suit my eating style of today!


14 Sweet and Savvy September 7, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Eggplant pizzas??! Such a cool idea! I have never tried eggplant, and I really wouldn’t have the faintest idea what to do with it, but these pizzas are such a great idea, especially since my tummy and gluten aren’t the biggest fans of each other.


15 Lauren September 7, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Oh eggplant pizzas are genius! I had mini tortilla pizzas for snack but using eggplant as the crust is so fun! I bet I could even get my parents to eat that…..Love it 😀 I bet Tig will miss you too-especially if you’re giving him bites of your Alliebar! 😉


16 Mary Legare Whaley September 7, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Pizza on eggplant? Waaaay better than pizza on a bagel! Good call. Tomato + cheese + eggplant sounds like a great combination. Maybe you should pack up Tig and take him with you on the move…hehe =)


17 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles September 7, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Mmmm! Eggplant pizzas will be on the menu sooooon! :) TIG was such a huge help 😉 very cute if nothing else. Good luck with packing. I hate packing….
Oh and alliebar. I WANT ONE SOOOOO BAD!


18 Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites September 7, 2011 at 8:24 pm

LoveloveLOVE the idea of eggplant pizza! HOw perfect. I make eggplant roll=ups filled with goat cheese and baked with marinara, Parmesan and mozzarella. They are the bomb :)

I didn’t realize Tig is a ‘bob’ cat!

I had an Italian inspired meal tonight as well. Something must be in the air :)


19 Ash Bear September 7, 2011 at 8:25 pm

I love this idea! It seems like a perfect week night meal!


20 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 7, 2011 at 8:26 pm

This dinner is fantastic! It’s such a great way to eat more veggies but still get the great pizza tasta/flavors!!


21 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing September 7, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I seriously love eggplant pizza. Annnd…let the cravings begin.

(Definitely not a bad thing to crave 😉 )


22 RunEatRepeat September 7, 2011 at 8:34 pm

I didn’t know you let Tig in the house!? Love it :) But then again, I’m partial to orange people. I mean cats…


23 Amy September 8, 2011 at 7:43 am

I was just about to say, kind of random to let other people’s animals into your house? :)


24 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy September 7, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Such a great Idea! I grilled eggplant the other night, and thats the only way I have ever prepared it! I am going to have to try this recipe!


25 Tana September 7, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Thanks for sharing the eggplant pizza! I can’t wait to make that for myself…after it cools off enough here in CA to turn on the oven.


26 Chloe (In Fine Feather) September 7, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Eggplant pizza = great idea! I will have to try that, I love tomato sauce with anything :)


27 Holly @ The Runny Egg September 7, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Tig is so cute with his lack of tail!

Love the idea of eggplant pizzas — so cute!


28 Molly @ RDexposed September 7, 2011 at 8:46 pm

There’s no problem (or shame!) for reading Harry Potter for the 18th time…. HAHHA (!)


29 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 7, 2011 at 8:48 pm

It’s so funny to see a cat without a tail. Poor little Tig! That first picture is seriously drool worthy.


30 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List September 7, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Oh fun – love HP…which one is he reading?


31 Emily September 7, 2011 at 8:51 pm

I jusstt bought an eggplant this week at the store and was wondering, “what the heck am I going to do with that???” I have also been craving pizza like no other, and being GF, that can be a bit more challenging. Thanks for the great recipe idea!!


32 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 7, 2011 at 8:58 pm

eggplant pizza!!! What a good idea!!!


33 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 7, 2011 at 8:59 pm

That looks so good! You need a side of socca with it for dipping!


34 Emily @ the doodlebug September 7, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Oh! That dinner sounds interesting, I’ve never had eggplant but it sounds good! Also, Matt reading Harry Potter – so cute!


35 Liz @ Southern Charm September 7, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Love love love this recipe. All my favorite ingredients … and all of which are currently in my fridge. Thank you mam!


36 kathleen @ the daily crumb September 7, 2011 at 9:07 pm

kath, do you like the green kombucha? i LOVE kombucha (drink one almost everyday!), but have always been to nervous to try the green…


37 KathEats September 8, 2011 at 6:16 am

Yeah!! it’s my favorite because it’s the least sweet!


38 Jen September 7, 2011 at 9:10 pm

I have mixed feelings about eggplant. Actually the only time I’ve really liked it is when it’s ON top of a pizza – gotta have me dough 😉


39 JenATX September 7, 2011 at 9:10 pm

cool idea w/ the pizza… the pizza bagels always burned my tongue anyway because the sauce was always scalding coming out of a microwave.


40 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 7, 2011 at 9:12 pm

I’m horrible!! at preparing eggplant. It’s one of those veggies that I just do not succeed at. Too mushy, too rubbery, under or overdone…I can never just nail it.

I think your method looks pretty foolproof, especially turning them into little pizzas :)


41 lynn @ the actor's diet September 7, 2011 at 9:16 pm

that song is ALWAYS in my head!


42 Lisa (bakebikeblog) September 7, 2011 at 9:20 pm

what a great way to use eggplant!


43 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 7, 2011 at 9:29 pm

What a cool way to use eggplant–mUST do this. My hubby loves pizza….but doesn’t love eggplant. HMMM.


44 kaila@ healthy helper blog! September 7, 2011 at 9:50 pm

I think tig is trying to tell you that you need to get a little furry friend LOL!


45 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries September 7, 2011 at 9:52 pm

I have never had a good eggplant meal, so I’ve mostly stayed away from it. These pizzas sound great though, and I’ve seen eggplant in several of your other meals. I suppose I should give it another shot!


46 Katie September 7, 2011 at 9:57 pm

I was staring at the eggplant at the grocery store today thinking i should buy one but i couldn’t decide what I wanted to make so i passed. I think I’m going back tomorrow because I want to make eggplant pizzas!! Genius!! 😉


47 sb September 7, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Still no granola delivery today…

I have to say that I’m getting more and more disappointed with OpenSky. Not with you guys, Kath, but with the opaque process after you sent them the granola. I have not received any information about shipping, tracking, nothing. In all my internet ordering, this is a first.

I didn’t expect to be getting three week old granola when I ordered it, especially since you and Matt busted your butts to make it all fresh for all of us!

Honestly, I won’t be using OpenSky again, so I hope you find another option for your healthy and (hopefully still after 3 weeks) yummy products.


48 KathEats September 8, 2011 at 6:16 am

I’m really, really sorry about this too. I don’t know what the problem was and have never had a delay in shipping before. I’ll follow up with them.


49 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey September 8, 2011 at 9:14 am

I’m with “sb”… I haven’t rec’d my order yet either. I emailed OpenSky about it last week – and never got a response. And same with my order status… no updates, no shipping info, nada.

I don’t think OpenSky quite has their act together… :(



50 Brianna September 8, 2011 at 11:39 am

I actually haven’t received my order yet, either… Maybe it will be there today? But I haven’t received the email OpenSky said they’d send with the tracking number, either…


51 katie @KatieDid September 7, 2011 at 10:14 pm

eggplant intimidates me… why?! I have no clue, this looks delicious and so so easy though. Hope packing is still going smoothly for you!


52 Anna @ Food Fitness and Frolicking September 7, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Eggplant pizzas? BRILLIANT!


53 Hannah September 7, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Eggplant is best when sagging under the weight of toppings. Stupid eggplant.


54 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) September 7, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Tig is so cute! Have you ever thought about getting a cat? I would love one but everyone in my family is allergic!


55 KathEats September 8, 2011 at 6:18 am

Can’t, matt is very allergic :(


56 Anne September 7, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Yum, eggplant pizza!! I’ll definitely have to give that a try…


57 Natalie @ Chasing Sprouts September 7, 2011 at 10:41 pm

I just love this recipe and the photos are gorgeous – full of healthy colour. Your blog is an inspiration for healthy eating Kath and I find myself checking in with you every single day. Thanks!


58 robin September 7, 2011 at 10:45 pm

OH NO you wont see Tig? Then we wont either:(


59 Molly September 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm

i am the biggest eggplant lover! but not many of my family/friends share my love. :( quite a sad day.


60 Lilly September 7, 2011 at 11:14 pm

The pictures are great! I had eggplant for dinner too, I adore it! Your pizza way looks super delish.


61 Lara @TresLaLa September 7, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Did I miss the oven temperature? I’m assuming about 400* – does that sound right?

I will def miss the shots of Tig and his poor nonexistent tail! I wonder if he misses it?!?


62 KathEats September 8, 2011 at 6:18 am

Sorry – 400* is right!


63 Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled September 7, 2011 at 11:56 pm

That’s a great idea! I just started cooking eggplant and love it. Topped with pizza “stuff”? A total must try.


64 Alexis @ hummusapien September 8, 2011 at 12:01 am

that eggplant looks beautiful! and your kitty is adorable :)


65 Khushboo September 8, 2011 at 12:21 am

Random comment but I only just realised that ‘eggplant’ is an American term! I always refer to those as aubergines which I guess is more European?


66 Taya September 8, 2011 at 12:23 am

Thank you so much for posting this recipe! The hot foods bar at WF literally had this today – I only took a small bit because I didn’t think I’d like it. I was completely wrong, nearly died out of taste but happiness while eating it, and immediately knew I’d have to recreate it at home. You’ve done it for me! Thanks!


67 Candy @Healthy in Candy Land September 8, 2011 at 12:58 am

I havent’ been a huge eggplant fan, but I keep trying to like it. I have one in my fridge right now, so I’ll have to try this version. Turning anything into pizza can’t be all that bad!


68 Elise September 8, 2011 at 2:19 am

I heart eggplant pizzas! They’re the best. Going to have to get an egglplant for pizza this weekend! Nom.


69 Aine @ Something to Chew Over September 8, 2011 at 4:53 am

Such a great idea! I’ve been trying to get my boyfriend to eat eggplant for ages – he might just do it if it’s disguised as pizza :)


70 Simply Life September 8, 2011 at 6:05 am

I love this idea for eggplant!


71 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning September 8, 2011 at 6:14 am

I make these all the time! The hubs and I make mini pizzas just about every Friday night, and I always throw on a disc or two of eggplant to supplement my much smaller pizza. I like it pretty simple: marinara, smoked mozz. and basil, and everything is served on arugula.
Yours look delicious!!


72 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning September 8, 2011 at 6:16 am

Oh! Also really good: Portabello caps instead of eggplant (which I would guess you’ve already tried!).


73 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) September 8, 2011 at 6:33 am

Maybe I live under a rock but I have never thought to do an eggplant version of pizza. This dinner looks awesome. Thanks for the recipe. Happy packing!


74 Emmy (WIne and Butter) September 8, 2011 at 6:41 am

If Matts allergic to cats (and dogs) if you ever fancy getting a dog… consider a tibetan terrier maybe?! A lot of people find them hypoallergenic and we just got one and he is the LOVE of my life (husband aside)!!
I LOVE eggplant pizza as well tho! On a gluten free kick (ha – ironic term!) for a few weeks so maybe they’ll be on the menu – im also intending to make a pizza crust out of cauliflower and cheese – will report back! Lucky you in a bakery a and eating gluten products to your hearts content. Totally feeling a piece of toast right now! :) xox


75 Hillary September 8, 2011 at 6:49 am

I like eggplant pretty much any way I can get it—-I definitely need to try this!


76 Karen September 8, 2011 at 6:58 am

I’m loving roasted eggplant this season and can’t get enough of these late summer tomatos – as the latter become inedible during the winter months. So, your little pizza invention is looking mighty YUM to me!


77 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me September 8, 2011 at 7:02 am

You’re letting Tig come inside! What a cutey. I want a kitty cat but the future hubs wants a pup. I would love a pup but they are A LOT more work than a cat.


78 Rebekah @ Medicine, Munchies and Movement September 8, 2011 at 7:07 am

That is absolutely brilliant! I bought an eggplant the other week from the market and didn’t quite know what to do with it. Now I know for next time!


79 Cait's Plate September 8, 2011 at 7:27 am

Ooooh I LOVE the idea of using eggplant as the base!


80 Meredith September 8, 2011 at 9:29 am

Aww, Tig is so cute… I will miss seeing pics of him! Kara has a cat that roams around your new neighborhood, I wonder if she will wander over to your house! If you see a very small (but very feisty) gray and white cat, her name is Honda :)


81 Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitchen September 8, 2011 at 9:44 am

I make these too! Love love love.


82 Elisabeth September 8, 2011 at 10:00 am

I love the picture of Tig lying on the step – so cute! I also think the eggplant pizzas look delicious! I can’t wait to try that recipe :)

That puts me in the mood to read the HP series yet again!


83 Danielle @weightsandmeasures September 8, 2011 at 10:17 am

I love idea of a vegetable based pizza! Will try soon!


84 Angel7 September 8, 2011 at 10:53 am
85 Anne P September 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Yum now I wish I had eggplant – those sound DELICIOUS!


86 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 8, 2011 at 4:08 pm

I love this eggplant pizza idea! Darn, I wish I was still working at my summer job at the farm so that I could make them with farm fresh eggplant!


87 Tracy September 8, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Aw, I feel bad for the Tig. He’s gonna miss you guys! I’m gonna miss him, too.


88 Maria September 8, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Those look good! And low carb friendly! And aw, I’m going to miss seeing el tigre :(


89 Christine September 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm

hey there!
OK, what is garlic gold?!
I was just at Whole Foods and they did not know what garlic gold was!! thanks :)


90 KathEats September 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

It’s a brand of roasted garlic nuggets and oils -delicious!


91 Natasha September 13, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Oh my this pizza is delicious! Just made tonight and my 3 kids gobbled up!


92 Steve September 13, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Tried the eggplant pizza tonight. It was really, really good. Thanks Kath.


93 Zoe at loseweightandgainhealth September 20, 2011 at 5:31 pm

I made these aubergine (as we call eggplant in England) and they were totally amazing. Thank you for this inspiration.


94 Megan Murray September 22, 2011 at 11:30 am

Your eggplant pizzas not only sound incredible but look AMAZING!! My mouth is watering. I am glad that someone found out what garlic gold is because that was the one ingredient that sounded odd. My boyfriend and I are on the hunt for new veggie recipes. We will be trying this one soon! Do you salt the eggplant to remove the bitterness before you bake?


95 KathEats September 22, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I never salt eggplant because I’ve never thought it tasted bad!


96 Nicole November 21, 2011 at 10:48 am

Love love love is all I can say :)


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