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Almost Paleo Eggplant and Pepperoni Bomb

Slow Cooker Almost Paleo Pepperoni Eggplant Bomb

  • Cooking Time:

    3–5 hours
  • Servings:



1 medi­um egg­plant (about 1.5 pounds)
1 lb. thin­ly sliced chick­en breast, pound­ed flat with a meat mal­let.
3 c. of crushed toma­toes or toma­to sauce.
1 T. of extra vir­gin olive oil.
3 cloves gar­lic, minced.
1 T. of Ital­ian sea­son­ing.
1/2 lb. of thin­ly sliced pep­per­oni.
1 c. of black olives, sliced.
1/2 c. to 1 c. Parme­san cheese, grat­ed. (Option­al)
1/2 c. to 1 c. Moz­zarel­la cheese, grat­ed. (Option­al)
sea salt as need­ed.
Ital­ian pars­ley for gar­nish.

Your friends will tell you “You’re the bomb!” after mak­ing this fla­vor­ful and fun din­ner!

  1. Slice  egg­plant into 1″ rounds and place into large bowl of water. Soak for 1 hour.
  2. Strain egg­plant, sprin­kle with sea salt and place between paper or cloth tow­els to remove excess mois­ture. Rest for 1/2 hour.
  3. Mix minced gar­lic and Ital­ian sea­son­ing with toma­to sauce.
  4. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to crock pot, then add a few large spoon­fuls of toma­to sauce mix­ture.
  5. Pound out chick­en breasts to be very thin. Set aside.
  6. Start lay­er­ing in this order start­ing from the bot­tom: Sauce, egg­plant, Parme­san cheese, chick­en, sauce, moz­zarel­la cheese, black olives, pep­per­oni, more cheese.
  7. Repeat until ingre­di­ents are used; you should have about 2 chick­en lay­ers. Try to set aside some sauce / cheese / olives / pep­per­oni for the top.
  8. Cov­er. Crock on High 3 hours or Low 5 hours.
  9. Once fin­ished cook­ing, remove ceram­ic crock and place on your stove­top to let it cool with the lid ajar.
  10. Drain any liq­uid care­ful­ly.
  11. Remove “bomb” with a pair of spat­u­las if you want to get out in one piece.

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Almost Paleo Eggplant and Pepperoni Bomb

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly "Mom Monday" segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix. Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

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Meet Jenn Bare

Jenn is the founder of Get­Crocked, the #1 resource for slow cook­ing with over 1.5 mil­lion online fol­low­ers. She inno­vates recipes dai­ly with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cook­er.

She innovates recipes daily…

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a week­ly “Mom Mon­day” seg­ment on ABC-15 in Phoenix.

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