Cheesy Vegetable Casserole with Eggplant


A combination of eggplant, Cheddar cheese, and other vegetables that marries the flavors into a tasty, colorful, festive casserole with a hint of sweetness.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
6 servings


  • 1 large eggplant, peeled and diced

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 3 tablespoons flour

  • 1 (28 ounce) can stewed tomatoes

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 6 ounces grated sharp Cheddar cheese

  • cup fine bread crumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add eggplant and cook until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and pour eggplant into an 8-inch square baking dish.

  3. Melt butter in a 3-quart saucepan on medium heat. Add flour and mix to create a paste. Add tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, brown sugar, and salt and cook over medium to medium-high heat. Stir occasionally until mixture bubbles and thickens, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour mixture over the eggplant in the baking dish.

  4. Cover the vegetables in the baking dish with Cheddar cheese and bread crumbs.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until hot and bubbly, 30 to 40 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Use 3 medium tomatoes cut into medium to small pieces in place of canned tomatoes if you prefer.

This dish may be prepared in advance, refrigerated, and later baked.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

281 Calories
16g Fat
26g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 281
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 840mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 32mg 160%
Calcium 279mg 21%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 620mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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