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Tomato Eggplant Bake Recipe

Tomato Eggplant Bake Recipe

Cheesy and delicious, this casserole features a crisp crumb topping. It's a good meatless entree for a summer-time meal.—Faye Wortman, Evansville, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium eggplant (1 pound), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese, cut into thirds
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. Place eggplant slices in a colander over a plate; sprinkle with salt and toss. Let stand 30 minutes. Rinse and drain well.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 450°. Layer eggplant, tomato and onion in a lightly greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with 4 tablespoons butter; sprinkle with basil. Cover and bake 20 minutes.
  • 3. Toss bread crumbs and remaining butter. Arrange mozzarella cheese over vegetables; sprinkle with crumb mixture and Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 245 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 318 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 8 g protein.