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Roasted Eggplant Subs

roasted eggplan sub sandwiches

Like many people, my family is trying to eat less meat. It's better for the planet, our bodies, and our wallets. But finding vegetarian meals that are actually healthy, delicious, and easy, not to mention appealing to everyone in the family, can be a challenge. 

These Roasted Eggplant Subs fit the bill! The meaty texture and smoky taste of roasted eggplant paired with a bit of creamy, tangy cheese, roasted red peppers, red onion, and crispy greens will get the approval of even the most devoted meat-eaters. You can even pack these to-go on crazy weeknights when everyone is running in a different direction -- and all those healthy vegetables will boost everyone's energy for homework, practice, or whatever your evening holds!

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Roasted Eggplant Subs

These easy sandwiches are perfect for quick weeknight dinners -- especially meatless Mondays!

Prep: 15 minutes     Roast: 20 minutes at 350°F

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound eggplant, quartered and sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 whole wheat Italian-style rolls, split
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced roasted red pepper
  • 1 cup baby romaine lettuce or mixed greens

Instructions:

PREP:

  1. PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Do not exceed 400°F. Add flour to a Reynolds® Large Oven Bag. Shake. Place bag in a roasting pan at least 2 inches deep.
  2. DRIZZLE eggplant with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. PLACE eggplant and red onion in bag. Close bag with tie (found inside package). Cut six 1/2-inch slits in top of bag to allow steam to escape. Tuck ends of bag in pan.
  4. PLACE pan in oven, allowing room for bag to expand during cooking without touching heating elements, wall, or racks. Bag should not hang over pan.

COOK:

  1. ROAST about 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. LINE a baking sheet with Reynolds® Parchment Paper. Place rolls on the prepared baking sheet with cut sides up. In a small bowl, mix feta and cream cheese together. Spread cheese mixture on cut sides of roll tops. Bake in the oven for the last 5 minutes of roasting.
  3. REMOVE rolls and eggplant from oven. To serve, carefully cut open top of oven bag. Remember: Always support bag with pan. Place eggplant and onion on roll bottoms. Top with red peppers and romaine. Close sandwiches with the cheese-topped halves.

REYNOLDS KITCHENS TIP:

Looking for a healthy meal that fits your busy schedule? Use an oven bag to create these delicious healthy subs in just 30 minutes. Need it faster? Roast the eggplants ahead of time, then throw together the sandwiches in minutes. 

Number of Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 353 cal., 12 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 18 mg chol., 1,106 mg sodium, 49 g carb., 7 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 14 g pro.

Daily Values: 10% vit. A, 10% vit. C, 15% calcium, 13% iron

Moms, what is your go-to meatless meal?

 

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