Monday, October 20, 2014

Meatless Monday – Eggplant Casserole

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A few weeks ago, my wonderful friend (and second mom) Nancy sent me this DELISH recipe!! I just had to share it..you may even have most of the ingredients in your kitchen now – and it’s super easy to add or modify with what you do have!

I’m calling it “Eggplant Casserole”, but it could just as easily be called “Veggie Casserole”.

Ingredients:

  • 1 eggplant – cut into small pieces
  • 2 green peppers
  • 2 tomatoes
  • approximately 1-2 cups sliced mushrooms (Nancy loves the baby bellas – I had regular white, so I used them)
  • 2-zuchini (green and yellow)
  • veggie parmesan – I used:

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  • veggie mozzarella shreds – I used a mixture of Daiya shreds:

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  • fresh garlic
  • olive oil
  • sliced onion (optional)

1.¬† Saut√© fresh minced garlic in olive oil until slightly brown (Nancy LOVES garlic so she uses more than most….um, funny, me too!) I also added some onions to the mix because I LOVE onions in pretty much everything!

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2. Add the eggplant to the mix with enough olive oil so that it can soften – cover it on medium heat for 10 minutes stirring during this time.

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3. While the eggplant is cooking, set the stove at 350 degrees and chop the rest of the veggies.

4. Once the eggplant is ready, do the following:

  • Put a bit of oil on the bottom of the casserole dish
  • Layer the eggplant on the bottom (with garlic)
  • Sprinkle veggie parmesan
  • then layer each veggie (in whatever order you’d like)

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  • between each layer of veggies, sprinkle veggie parmesan and veggie shreds and then top it off with a bit more of the veggie shreds
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

5. Cover and cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Be ready for DELICIOUSNESS! that is even better the next day!

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I LOVE this dish!!

Thank you Nancy – I love ya!!!

Happy Meatless Monday!!

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Comments

2 Responses to “Meatless Monday – Eggplant Casserole”
  1. 1
    Nadia says:

    Lita, I cooked eggplant casserole yesterday too, it’s so delicious! I’m still sorry that I couldn’t make a photo to publish it :))

  2. 2
    Lyle Montegut says:

    what i want about eggplant is its distinctive yummy taste which is great in combination with soy sauce and fried eggs.’

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