Stuffed Eggplant Parmigiana

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

My daughter recently bought me some vintage cookbooks. This recipe came from Betty Crocker's Dinner in a Dish, published in 1965. This is a great version of one of my favorite ways to enjoy eggplant!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mince the garlic. Cut eggplants in half and scoop out the pulp; dice.
  2. Remove the casing from the Italian sausage. Brown the sausage in a skillet; drain well.
  3. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, parsley, garlic, salt and oregano. cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Add the diced eggplant pulp. Cover and simmer 15 minutes longer.
  5. Place the eggplant shells in a greased 13x9x2 baking dish. Divide half of the sauce among the eggplant shells. Sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese.
  6. Heap remaining sauce on the shells and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

This was really very delicious and a nice change of pace from typical eggplant parmigiana! I also used 1 large eggplant, which I quartered to make four sections. I found I didn't have the right size can of tomatoes, so I used approximately half of a 28-oz. can of San Marzano diced tomatoes, which worked out great. Since I had removed the flesh from the eggplant so well, the shells were really superfluous, since there was really nothing left to them but peel. I could see using the filling over pasta, too. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Made for 1-2-3 Hit Wonders Tag Game.

JackieOhNo! February 08, 2012

Recently, I began liking eggplants. I used 1 large eggplant, mild italian sausage. I used a can of whole tomatoes since it was not mentionned. It was perfect. I used dried parsley, omitted the salt. Instead of mozzarella, I used a mix of shredded cheddar cheese. DH loved this dish so much :) Thanks Loof :) Made for Photo tag

Boomette August 14, 2010