Mini Eggplant Pizzas

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Get ready for a new pizza adventure with my Mini Eggplant Pizzas! These cute little pizzas are a twist on the classic, swapping out the traditional crust for slices of tender eggplant. Whether you’re aiming for healthier choices or trying to sneak more veggies into your kids’ meals, these mini pizzas are sure to win your heart!

Packed with all the goodness of a regular pizza—creamy tomato sauce, melty cheese, and savory beef—but with a veggie twist, these mini pizzas are a hit. They’re perfect for satisfying your cravings in a healthier way or getting your family to enjoy more veggies. Even my picky little boys love them!

But remember, there’s room for both these mini eggplant pizzas and traditional pizza in your life. Both are equally delicious and deserve a spot on your plate!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Mini Eggplant Pizzas

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 4


  • 2 medium-large eggplants
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 jar marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Slice the eggplants into rings about 3/4 to 1 inch thick and arrange them on the baking sheets.
  • Sprinkle sea salt over the eggplant rings and let them sit for 10 minutes to draw out moisture.
  • While the eggplant sits, cook the ground beef in a pan with olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper until browned. Then, add the marinara sauce and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Bake the eggplant rings in the oven for 16-18 minutes until cooked through.
  • Top each eggplant ring with the beef mixture and mozzarella cheese. Add chopped basil if desired.
  • Broil the pizzas for 4-5 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden.
  • Serve and enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

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