Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Baked Eggplant

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by JamesDean'sGirl

A grandma recipe--one of her "newer" finds that sounds incredible!

Top Review by Sunshine_Trish

Liked the idea so we revamped it a little. We all agreed at dinner that I will use the same concept next time however I will either slice or peel & chunk the entire eggplant & then bake it. The flavor was good. I would also use the same amounts except I would use 2 eggplants to make it a little more substantial. Thanks for the recipe. 40 mins to prep... 20 mins baking & 10 mins to eat. lol

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cut the eggplant in half lengthwise; remove the pulp, leaving a shell about 1/2" thick.
  2. Butter the inside of the shell.
  3. Dice the eggplant pulp and set aside.
  4. Melt 1/2 the butter in a saucepan; stir in the onion and sautee until straw-colored, about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Add the diced eggplant pulp, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, thyme, salt, and pepper; cook over moderate heat until the vegetables are browned, about 5-8 minutes.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the eggplant shells; sprinkle with cheese.
  7. Cover with the breadcrumbs, which have been lightly sauteed in the remaining butter; place stuffed eggplant in a shallow baking pan.
  8. Pour 1/2" boiling water into the pan; bake in a preheated 325*F.
  9. oven for 15-20 minutes.
  10. Cut and serve hot with pasta, bread, or salad.

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