Rating: 3.72 stars
50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 5

This is a delicious, easy-to-make, vegetarian casserole! Eggplant, tomato and onion are layered and seasoned with a splash of balsamic vinegar before being topped off with bread crumbs. There are a million variations and additions that you can make to this recipe! Be creative!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Season the eggplant slices with salt, and let stand for about 10 minutes. Drain off liquid.

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  • Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Quickly brown the eggplant slices on each side.

  • Place a layer of the eggplant slices in an 8 inch square baking dish or casserole dish. Place some tomato slices over the eggplant, and then a few slices of onion. Repeat layers until you run out of eggplant. Pour balsamic vinegar over everything. In a small bowl, stir together the bread crumbs and remaining olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Spread in a layer over the vegetables.

  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top is golden brown and the eggplant is tender.

Nutrition Facts

329 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 36.1g; fat 18.8g; sodium 212.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (51)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2008
we absolutly looved this recipie!!!! but we did make some changes... i did not use balsamic vinegar. i also added some cheese italian seasoning garlic salt and pepper. i also layered it twice in this order: eggplant onion tomatoes cheese breadcrumbs spices...repeat. i will be making this dish often! Read More
(74)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/03/2007
I made this for dinner tonight and thought it was terrible. The individuals who favored this dish added different components. As is this dish needs some work. I will not make this again. Read More
(12)
50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2008
we absolutly looved this recipie!!!! but we did make some changes... i did not use balsamic vinegar. i also added some cheese italian seasoning garlic salt and pepper. i also layered it twice in this order: eggplant onion tomatoes cheese breadcrumbs spices...repeat. i will be making this dish often! Read More
(74)
Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2007
Ok so I really changed this recipe. I put bread crumbs and cheese on top over every level of the eggplant. I also used white wine in place of the vinegar. My husband thought it was "incredable". Read More
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2004
This was excellent! I'm surprised the previous reviews have not been 5 stars. Definitely an all-time favorite now! To reduce the fat I baked the eggplant slices rather than frying them in oil. I also separated the half rings of onion when I layered them. I used homemade Italian-style breadcrumbs too. I chose to serve it on the cool size of room temperature--perfect! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/02/2007
I made this for dinner tonight and thought it was terrible. The individuals who favored this dish added different components. As is this dish needs some work. I will not make this again. Read More
(12)
Rating: 1 stars
07/09/2006
I did not like this at all and neither did my husband. It has a very strong vinegar flavor. I love eggplant but I couldn't even taste it. And for an 8" pan I think that 1 cup of breadcrumbs is too much. There was a thick layer of the crumbs just sitting on top. Read More
(11)
Rating: 1 stars
02/16/2006
My husband and I took one bite and both spit it back out. It's just eggplant tomato and onion soaked in vinegar! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2005
This has become one of my favorite recipes. I added a little sauteed fresh garlic and bell pepper. I also put 4 slices of provolone cheese under the bread crumbs. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/23/2010
It needs a little something more... and would be much better without the skin. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
08/07/2009
Tastes way too vinegary. Other than that very good taste. Read More
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