Low-Fat, Good Fat Eggplant (Aubergine) Casserole

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is adapted from an old Pennsylvania Dutch casserole to fit my ballet diet:) It is extremely good, low fat and has no "empty calories"- everything fits into the AHA/Diabetic Exchange system. Original credit goes to Rachel Sitler of Berwick, PA for a great, versatile recipe. 1 additional cup of tomato juice can be substituted for tomatoes to make a spaghetti sauce or salsa base. Squash or zucchini, of equal volume and in season, can be used instead of eggplant. This recipe always turns out very good, but I have found that its texture varies greatly with small adjustments in temperature, and from oven to oven. Experiment a little first before planning a dinner party around it:) Serves 3-4. Store leftovers for up to four days.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F, and prepare vegetables.
  2. In medium bowl, combine olive oil, eggplant, mushrooms and seasoning.
  3. Transfer to unprepared baking pan.
  4. Bake eggplant mixture for 30 minutes.
  5. Mix onion, tomatoes, tomato juice, salt in medium bowl.
  6. After thirty minutes, pour tomato juice mixture over eggplant mixture.
  7. Bake at 350°F for additional half hour.
  8. Allow to cool a little before serving.
Most Helpful

2 5

The recipe was too basic and needs more "life" for our taste even though I added a bit of herbs and garlic. Although I diced the eggplant fairly small, the cooking time was much longer than stated. Can't quite figure out what was missing.

4 5

This is a good basic recipe but have found it needs more seasoning, I use a bay leaf, italian Herbs, garlic, paprika and pepper. As long as the veg are diced about 1cm cubes I find this cooks wekk in the time given.

4 5

This was great! I subbed a can of diced tomatoes, undrained for the diced tomatoes and juice. I threw in some diced asparagus, and a sweet potato. This would have been pretty bland had I not added about 4 cloves of sliced garlic, some hot pepper and some other seasonings. But i love the veggie overload on this!