Eggplant casserole: the easy recipe for a savory meal


Are you questioning the cheddar cheese in this eggplant casserole recipe? Don’t! This easy vegetarian eggplant casserole recipe is a twist on the classic Italian eggplant Parmesan recipe.

Quick and easy, this tasty eggplant casserole recipe is a great option for Meatless Monday or any day of the week. All you’ll need to make this gluten-free eggplant recipe is eggplant, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, fresh tomatoes, onion, olive oil, cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese.
Serve this quick eggplant dish for dinner with a salad or a side of pasta. It may turn even those who say they don’t like eggplant into believers.

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Cuisine: American/Italian
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 2 or 3 medium-sized eggplants (700g)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Olive oil
  • 3 medium potatoes (600g)
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 500g ground beef
  • Coriander
  • fresh parsley
  • 300g tomato sauce
  • Grated cheese
  • 2-3 cherry tomatoes


1. Cut the eggplant into slices.
2. Place them in a bowl of salted water and let them soak for 15-20 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, peel and also cut the potatoes into slices.

4. Place them in a tray and season them with salt, pepper, paprika and olive oil on both sides.
5. Bake the potatoes at 180° for 25 minutes.
6. Pat the eggplant dry, place in a tray and season with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder and olive oil, brushing on both sides.

7. Bake the aubergines at 180° for about 25 minutes.
8. In a large skillet, heat some olive oil and sauté the chopped onion, garlic and bell pepper.
9. Add the meat and season with salt, pepper, paprika, coriander.
10. Pour the tomato sauce and add fresh parsley. Cook everything for 3 minutes.

11. Coat the mold with the previously cooked aubergines and potatoes, fill with the mixture of meat and vegetables and close.
12. Decorate the top with cherry tomatoes and more potatoes, then brush with tomato sauce.
13. Sprinkle with grated cheese.
14. Cook the casserole at 180° for 25-30 minutes.


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