Stuffed Eggplant

by | Jun 30, 2022 | Dinner, Recipes


  • ½ lb ground meat (turkey, beef, lamb, etc)

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tbsp bread crumbs (gluten free)

  • 3 scallions (sliced into rings)

  • 1 tbsp shredded fresh basil (plus extra sprigs for garnish)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 2 large eggplants

  • Olive oil (for greasing)

  • 24 oz tomato sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Put the ground meat, egg, bread crumbs, scallion rings, and basil strips in a large bowl, season with salt and pepper, and add the oregano.

  2. Mix the filling by hand.

  3. Cut off the stems of the eggplants and cut them in half lengthwise. Trim off some of the curved bottom, so that they will be more stable.

  4. Scoop out the inside of the eggplants with a spoon, coarsely dice the flesh, and gently combine with the meat mixture.

  5. Generously grease a casserole dish with oil and put the eggplant halves into it. Fill with the meat mixture and bake in the preheated oven for approximately 45 min.

  6. Pour the sauce over the top and bake for an additional 15 min.