1 lb eggplant, cut into 1-in cubes
2 1/2 tsp olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 cup prepared tomato sauce
1 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 1/2 cups shredded low-fat mozzarella (8 oz total)
Preheat oven to 500°F. Toss the eggplant with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

\r\n\r\nPlace on a baking sheet and roast, tossing occasionally, for 20 minutes, or until golden.

\r\n\r\nReduce the oven temperature to 425°F. Transfer the eggplant to a 1 1/2-quart baking dish.

\r\n\r\nAdd the tomato sauce and basil and toss to coat the eggplant. Layer the mozzarella on top.

\r\n\r\nBake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden.

\r\n\r\nRecipe courtesy of the Deen Brothers.