How to Freeze Eggplant Rollatini

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Things You'll Need

  • Plastic food storage container with an airtight lid

  • Paper towel

  • Freezer tape

Freeze this delicious eggplant dish to enjoy later.

Eggplant rollatini is a rich Italian dish of grilled eggplant slices filled with a creamy mixture of eggs, mozzarella, Parmesan and ricotta cheeses. Once rolled, the stuffed eggplant slices are placed seam-side down, covered in tomato sauce and then baked. To save time and money when preparing this dish, make more than you will need and freeze some for later.

Step 1

Transfer the eggplant rollatini into a plastic food storage container with an airtight lid. Allow a 1/2 inch of space at the top of the container for expansion. Use a paper towel to wipe away any sauce around the container's rim. Press the lid onto the container firmly to create a secure seal.

Step 2

Cool the rollatini quickly to avoid leaving it at room temperature for too long, which increases the chances of food-borne illness. Place the plastic container of rollatini in a clean sink filled with ice water to speed up the cooling process. Add more ice to the water as needed until the food is cool.

Step 3

Take the container out of the water and dry it with a paper towel or cloth. Write the storage date on a piece of freezer tape and attach it to the container as a reference.

Step 4

Store the eggplant rollatini in a freezer set at 0 degrees Fahrenheit or lower for two to four months.

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