Eggplant Casserole Tips
Do you need to peel the eggplant for an eggplant casserole?
While it's fine to leave the skin on eggplant in some dishes, the texture and flavor won’t work well here, so this recipe calls for peeled eggplant. Have a lot of eggplant on hand? Make sure our Contest-Winning Eggplant Parmesan
makes it onto your dinner table.
What are some variations of eggplant casserole?
This casserole is a great way to use up your garden harvest! Add zucchini or summer squash and this dish will start reminding you of a French ratatouille. Try adding creaminess to the mix with parmesan or mozzarella when you add the milk. For even more flavor, sprinkle in fresh garden herbs.
What can you serve with eggplant casserole?
For a heartier main dish, serve your eggplant casserole over rice or noodles. This Mushroom & Peas Rice Pilaf
will pair well, or look for inspiration among our best rice sides
Can you freeze this eggplant casserole?
Because the eggplant and beef are cooked, this casserole can be frozen before or after baking. If you plan to bake it to save for a later date, skip the topping—it won’t hold up well in the freezer. Here's more on how to freeze a casserole the right way
. —Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
1-1/3 cups: 342 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein.