Omni 18L Family – Cheesy Zucchini and Eggplant
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40minutes 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40minutes 10minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 Eggplant12.5 oz
  • 1lb Zucchini
  • 1cup Marinara Pasta Sauce or Tomato Sauce
  • 3/4cup mozzarella cheese
  • 3tbsp Parmesan cheesegrated
  • 3tbsp Olive Oil or Cooking Spray
  • 1tbsp salt
  • 1/2tbsp black pepper
For the Cheese Mixture
  • 3/4cup ricotta cheese
  • 1tbsp Parmesan cheesegrated
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3cup Italian parsleychopped
  • 1/4tsp paprika
Instructions
  1. Trim the green stem end of Eggplant. Peel off some parts of the eggplant skin. Start from the stem part of the eggplant and strip down to the bottom. Leave 1 inch of the skin at the bottom, depending on the size of your eggplant. Skip a section of the skin with a similar width and peel of another sheet. Continue the same pattern for the whole eggplant to create a zebra pattern
  2. Cut eggplant lengthwise in 1/2-1/3 inch thick strips.
  3. Spray some oil on the cooking pan of the Omni and lay a piece of parchment paper on top. Oil will help parchment paper to stick to the tray.
  4. Place eggplant strips side by side on the parchment paper. Brush or drizzle olive oil (or cooking spray), salt and black pepper on both sides of the vegetables.
  5. Ensure oven rack is at Roast level. Select ROAST Function on the Omni. Set the temperature to 445°F and time to 30 minutes. Press START.
  6. When the oven has preheated, place the tray on rack. Close the door.
  7. When the eggplant strips are slightly browned, in around 7 minutes, turn the food and roast for another 5 minutes until this side is also slightly browned.
  8. In the meantime, trim the stem end of zucchini.
  9. Cut zucchini lengthwise in 1/2-1/3” thick strips.
  10. Place strips on a cutting board or tray. Drizzle olive oil (or spray cooking oil), salt and black pepper on both sides of the zucchini strips.
  11. When the eggplants are ready in around 14 minutes, open the door and take them out and place on a large plate with the help of tongs. Let cool.
  12. Lay out zucchini sheets on the cooking pan, side by side. Return pan to the oven.
  13. Roast until zucchini has gained color from the sides for around 7 minutes. Turn and roast the other side of the sheets for another 5-7 minutes.
  14. When the zucchini is ready, Select CANCEL and place on a plate to cool down.
  15. When it is cold enough take the parchment paper out and clean the cooking pan.
  16. In a bowl, mix egg, chopped parsley, ricotta, 1 tbsp of parmesan and paprika and pinch of black pepper to form the cheese mixture.
  17. Spread 5 tbsp of marinara sauce to the bottom of a 10 x 10” baking dish.
  18. Place eggplant slices on top of the sauce.
  19. Spread cheese mixture evenly on the eggplants.
  20. Place zucchini slices on top.
  21. Mix 1/2 cup of marinara sauce with 1/4 cup of the grated mozzarella. Spread on top of the zucchini slices.
  22. Cover the top with 1/2 cup of grated mozzarella and 3 tbsp parmesan cheese.
  23. Place the cooking pan at the bake level of the oven.
  24. Select BAKE function. Set the temperature to 365°F and set time for 8 minutes.
  25. For Omni Pro unit: – Touch SPLITCOOK function twice. As the number 2 next to the split cook function blinks, select BROIL function. Set the temperature to 450°F and time to 2 minutes. Press START.
  26. When the oven has preheated, place bakeware on the cooking pan in the oven. Close the door of the oven.
  27. When the program ends or the cheese on top develops a nice brown color, take the bakeware out and let it rest for 10 minutes before cutting for service.
  28. Note: for other Omni units, after baking for 8 minutes, change to Broil, set temperature at 450°F and set time to 2 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Chef`s Note: Pizza Mozzarella Cheese can be replaced with one-layer fresh mozzarella slices.