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Baked Eggplant Antipasto


"Delicious and unique vegetarian meal, could be vegan if cheese is omitted. Serve with a thick crust French or Italian bread and salad. Leftovers are amazing as a sandwich."
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1 h 40 m servings 112 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. Layer eggplant slices in a bowl, sprinkling salt onto each layer. Set aside for 30 minutes. Spread a layer of paper towel on a work surface; drain eggplant slices on paper towels.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  3. Mix diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, artichoke hearts, and roasted red peppers in a bowl.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium-low heat; toast pine nuts, stirring occasionally, in the hot skillet until fragrant and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir toasted pine nuts, garlic, parsley, basil, oregano, and black pepper into tomato mixture using a fork.
  5. Spread a layer of eggplant in the bottom of the prepared baking dish; spoon 1/3 the tomato mixture atop eggplant layer. Sprinkle 1/3 the red onion, 1/3 the mozzarella, and 1/3 the Pecorino-Romano cheese over tomato layer. Repeat layering until all ingredients are used.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and golden brown, about 40 minutes.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 112 calories; 5.3 g fat; 14 g carbohydrates; 5.6 g protein; 4 mg cholesterol; 519 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This just didn’t work out exceptionally well. Made as written except for subbing dry for unavailable fresh oregano. It took about 15 minutes more bake time to soften the eggplant ‘rounds’ toward...

I made major changes to the cooking technique, so take this with a grain of salt. I have a feeling it would have been 2 star as written. I only used one eggplant instead of two. Ratio wise, that...