Eggplant Rolls with Barely Bolognese Sauce

Eggplant Rolls with Barely Bolognese Sauce


  • 1 Jar Barely Bolognese Sauce
  • 1 (1 1/4-lb) eggplant
  • 12 1/2 oz fresh ricotta (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 oz finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano (1/2 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper



  1. Cut eggplant lengthwise into 8 (1/3-inch-thick) slices.
  2. Brush both sides of slices with 3 tablespoons oil (total), then season with salt and pepper.
  3. Sauté slices in batches, turning over once until golden brown and tender, about 4 minutes, then transfer to a tray.
  4. Follow heating instructions on your jar of Barely Bolognese.
  5. Assemble eggplant rolls: Stir together cheeses, 2 tablespoons sage, pepper, and remaining salt.
  6. Divide cheese mixture among slices (3 to 4 tablespoons per slice), leaving an 1/8-inch border along edge.
  7. Roll up each slice, beginning with a short end, and serve rolls topped with Barely Bolognese Sauce and sprinkle with remaining sage.