Christmas Eggplant (Aubergine) (Delicious Winter Vegetables)

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by SaraFish

Fresh winter veggies flavored with seasoned oil and triple cooked. I named this Christmas Eggplant because it was my in-laws contribution to our holiday potluck this year and it was fabulous!

Top Review by Amy020

I made this yesterday for Christmas dinner and it is so VERY good! I made a few changes, but the integrity of the recipe is still intact. As I was cooking the veggies, I wanted more color, so I added a 2nd red bell pepper. The directions didn't say when to add the tomato, so I added them just before baking so they didn't mush down in the pot. The only major change I will make next time, and there WILL be a next time, is to cut the amount of oil in half to bring it down to 3 WW points per serving. I couldn't really drain any oil off the veggies because they had absorbed almost all of it. So, next time I just won't add so much. As is, the recipe is 5 WW points per serving, which is higher than I'd like for a veggie dish. This would probably also be very good with a dash of cayenne for a little spice. Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a big pot over medium high heat, add olive oil, garlic, onion, red bell pepper, zucchini, eggplant and Italian Seasoning.
  2. You may need to add more oil to coat the vegetables.
  3. Don't worry, you will drain most of it off later.
  4. Cook and stir until eggplant is tender.
  5. It will take 15 minutes or more.
  6. While still cooking, stir in Seasoned Dipping Oil, or other seasoned/flavored oil plus vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. After eggplant is tender, turn off heat and then drain the mixture of all excess oil and blot with paper towels.
  8. Spread mixture on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.
  9. Let cool slightly and then spoon into a casserole dish.
  10. Top with mozarella.
  11. It can be refrigerated at this point to be served later.
  12. Before serving, bake or microwave, covered, until it is hot (if it has been refrigerated) and cheese is melted.

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