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Stuffed Eggplant

Have your flavorful vegetable side and eat the bowl too with this oven roasted, veggie stuffed eggplant.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Cut eggplant in half, then slice a perimeter 1/2 inch from the edge of the shell. Cut a grid shape in the middle, being careful not to pierce the skin. Scoop out the eggplant meat with a spoon, set the shells aside.
  • In a large skillet, sauté onion and garlic until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the bell pepper, zucchini, eggplant meat, and tomatoes. Sprinkle in the Italian herbs. Cook vegetables until crisp-tender, about 5 more minutes.
  • Scoop mixture back into the eggplant shells, top with cheese, then bake until shells are tender, 45-50 minutes.

Notes

This dish works great as a veggie side, but could also serve as a main with the addition of a protein rich grain or leftover chicken.