Omni 18L Family - Cheesy Zucchini and Eggplant


  • 1 Eggplant
  • 1 lb Zucchini
  • 1 cup Marinara Pasta Sauce or Tomato Sauce
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil or Cooking Spray
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup Italian parsley
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 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
  • Cut eggplant lengthwise in 1/2-1/3 inch thick strips.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • When the oven has preheated, place the tray on rack. Close the door.
  • 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.
  • In the meantime, trim the stem end of zucchini.
  • Cut zucchini lengthwise in 1/2-1/3” thick strips.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lay out zucchini sheets on the cooking pan, side by side. Return pan to the oven.
  • 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.
  • When the zucchini is ready, Select CANCEL and place on a plate to cool down.
  • When it is cold enough take the parchment paper out and clean the cooking pan.
  • In a bowl, mix egg, chopped parsley, ricotta, 1 tbsp of parmesan and paprika and pinch of black pepper to form the cheese mixture.
  • Spread 5 tbsp of marinara sauce to the bottom of a 10 x 10” baking dish.
  • Place eggplant slices on top of the sauce.
  • Spread cheese mixture evenly on the eggplants.
  • Place zucchini slices on top.
  • Mix 1/2 cup of marinara sauce with 1/4 cup of the grated mozzarella. Spread on top of the zucchini slices.
  • Cover the top with 1/2 cup of grated mozzarella and 3 tbsp parmesan cheese.
  • Place the cooking pan at the bake level of the oven.
  • Select BAKE function. Set the temperature to 365°F and set time for 8 minutes.
  • 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.
  • When the oven has preheated, place bakeware on the cooking pan in the oven. Close the door of the oven.
  • 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.
  • Note: for other Omni units, after baking for 8 minutes, change to Broil, set temperature at 450°F and set time to 2 minutes.
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