Rating: 3.5 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

Eggplant makes a satisfying vegetarian dinner when stuffed with tomato and peppers and served with rice. Feta cheese adds tang and body to the stuffing.

Recipe by Cooking Light March 2004

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

Recipe Summary

Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 1 stuffed eggplant half)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°.

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  • Score cut side of each eggplant half by making 4 crosswise cuts. Place the eggplant halves, cut sides down, on a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven; cool on pan 10 minutes. Carefully remove pulp, leaving a 1/3-inch-thick shell; reserve eggplant shells. Chop pulp.

  • Reduce oven temperature to 350°.

  • Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 1/2 cup. Drizzle the breadcrumbs with olive oil, and pulse to combine.

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in the chopped eggplant, bell pepper, tomato, oregano, and garlic; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover and cook 5 minutes or until liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in cheese, parsley, salt, and black pepper. Stuff each eggplant shell with about 1/2 cup onion mixture; sprinkle with breadcrumb mixture. Place on a baking sheet; bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated and lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

178 calories; calories from fat 28%; fat 5.5g; saturated fat 2.6g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 0.6g; protein 8.3g; carbohydrates 28.4g; fiber 8.5g; cholesterol 8mg; iron 1.6mg; sodium 749mg; calcium 126mg.
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