Tex-Mex Eggplant Melts

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 32 mins

Slices of eggplant are sprinkled with chili powder, baked, then topped with slices of red onion, tomato, avocado and pepper-jack cheese and broiled to melt the cheese. This makes a great side dish with a Southwestern-style dinner. Also great for appetizers. I'm even thinking this would be great for breakfast with a fried egg! I wonder if it would stay on top of the stack? Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brush both sides of each eggplant slice with the olive oil.
  2. Place on a baking sheet.
  3. Sprinkle the top side of each slice with chili powder.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees about 30 minutes, or until tender.
  5. Remove the baking sheet from the oven; top each eggplant slice with onion, tomato, avocado and cheese. Broil 1-2 minutes or till the cheese melts and is bubbly.
  6. Garnish each serving with a dollop of sour cream and a little cilantro. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

I served this as a side and it was delightful. I could have made a meal out of it well.... I guess I did eat more than my share but that left more steak for DH. I love eggplant and this is certainly an eggplant keeper. Prepared in a convection oven and it turned out perfect. Made for PRMR.

BakinBaby September 25, 2009

It's a great appetizer. The chili powder is great in this dish. I used green onion instead of red onion. Thanks Sharon :) Made for Newest Zaar tag

Boomette September 13, 2009