Eggplant (Aubergine) & Herb Stuffing Casserole

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by twissis

This is the final recipe I am entering from the "1 of a Kind" cookbook of the Junior League of Mobile, AL. It is yet another eggplant recipe, but 1 I found especially appealing for its use of prepared stuffing mix & simple ingredients w/a quick & easy prep. I have not tried this, but hope some of you will give it a try & enjoy the outcome.

Top Review by erroranalysis

I love eggplant parmesan, but since i'm a lifetime weight watchers member, i don't indulge in the real stuff too often. this was a nice, very quick to assemble fake-out. i used italian style diced tomatoes, as the recipe seemed like it would be kind of bland without some additional seasoning. i also used fat free mozzarella, and reduced fat parmesan. very good recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Peel, cube & parboil eggplant for 5 min in boiling water. Drain well & set aside.
  3. Butter a 2 qt baking dish. Begin by sprinkling 2/3 cup of stuffing mix on the bottom & then place 1/2 of the eggplant on top of the stuffing.
  4. Distribute entire amt of onion, bell pepper & tomato evenly over the eggplant & then 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese over that.
  5. Then layer on the remainder of the stuffing mix, eggplant & mozzarella cheese (in that order) & top evenly w/Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for 30 min or till hot & bubbly. Serve immediately.
  7. NOTE #1: This is 1 of several recipes I have seen lately to suggest parboiling eggplant. I have always sauteed eggplant in olive oil till just slightly tender for such uses & assume that can be done here as well if your pref.
  8. NOTE #2: While not a part of the recipe, the use of garlic here would be a must for me. If you agree, then lightly sprinkle garlic powder (or salt if your choice) over the onion, bell pepper & tomato layer b4 completing assembly of the casserole.

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