Aubergine Rolls with Spinach and Ricotta


  • 2 Aubergines, cut into thin slices lengthways
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 500g spinach
  • 250g tub ricotta cheese
    grating of nutmeg
  • 4 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs
  • 4 tbsp parmesan cheese ( or vegetarian alternative )
  • Whizzed up Tinned tomatoes, or , even better roast tomatoes and basil


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Brush both sides of the aubergine slices with oil, then lay on a large baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 mins. until tender, turning once.
  2. Meanwhile, put the spinach in a large colander and pour over a kettle of boiling water to wilt.
    Cool, then squeeze out the excess water, so that it is dry. Mix with the ricotta, nutmeg and plenty of seasoning.
  3. Dollop a spoonful of the cheesy mix in the centre of each aubergne slice, fold over to make a parcel and lay, sealed side down, in an ovenproof dish. Pour over tomato sauce, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and cheese, and bake for 20-25 mins until golden and piping hot.