Italian Stuffed Tomato Eggplants

I am excited to share my love for these Italian Stuffed Tomato Eggplants!

This tasty dish is a true culinary masterpiece that embodies the flavors and traditions of Italy.

This is a delicious stuffed eggplant dish with cheese and tomatoes baked in the oven.

My simple recipe will guide you through the steps to easily cook eggplants without any hassle.

These eggplants turn out to be absolutely amazing, and even someone new to cooking can prepare them.

Italian Stuffed Tomato Eggplants - VIDEO RECIPE

The highlight of this recipe is the beautiful way the eggplants are cut.

Slice each eggplant lengthwise and unfold them to create a fan shape.

Then, insert a slice of cheese and tomato into each cut and place them in the oven.

By the way, it’s easier and more convenient to stuff the eggplant directly on a baking sheet.

Your family and friends will be absolutely thrilled with this fabulous dish!

Italian Stuffed Tomato Eggplants - VIDEO RECIPE

These Italian Stuffed Tomato Eggplants only require 3 common ingredients that you can definitely find in your kitchen.

Just grab some eggplants, tomatoes, and your choice of cheese, and prepare this treat.

The contrast of the dark eggplant, creamy cheese, and red tomatoes will create a beautiful pattern.

These enchanting fans will open up on a plate and transform into stunning oriental jewelry.

Italian Stuffed Tomato Eggplants - VIDEO RECIPE

It’s important to remember to salt the eggplants well and let them sit for a while to release any liquid.

This will help eliminate any bitterness from the vegetable and make the finished dish even more delicious.

To avoid over-salting, simply rinse the eggplant with water and then dry it.

These little tricks will ensure you cook eggplants that you won’t be able to resist!

Treat your family to this wonderful delight!

how to cook Italian Stuffed Tomato Eggplants?

STEP 1

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To start, preheat your oven to 180⁰C (350⁰F). Take each eggplant and make several cuts (slices about 1 cm thick) along the length, making sure not to cut all the way through.

TIPS: How to Remove Bitterness from Eggplants? Start by cutting the eggplants into desired shapes and sprinkle them generously with salt. Let them sit for about 10-15 minutes, allowing the salt to work its magic. After that, give them a good rinse with water, pat them dry, and continue with your recipe. Another trick is to soak the sliced eggplants in salted water for about 30 minutes, then rinse and dry them.

STEP 2

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Place the eggplants in a large bowl and sprinkle them with salt. Let them sit for 20 minutes.

STEP 3

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Then rinse off the salt and pat them dry.

STEP 4

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Now, slice the tomatoes into circles.

STEP 5

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Next, cut the mozzarella into slices.

TIPS: Instead of using mozzarella, why not try spicy cheese or any other cheese that tickles your taste buds?

STEP 6

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Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the prepared eggplants on it.

STEP 7

Italian Stuffed Tomato Eggplants - VIDEO RECIPE

Now, insert tomato and mozzarella slices into the cuts on the eggplants.

STEP 8

Italian Stuffed Tomato Eggplants - VIDEO RECIPE

Brush the tops of the eggplants with vegetable oil.

TIPS: Applying vegetable oil to your veggies is a breeze with a silicone pastry brush. Alternatively, you can also use spray oil.

STEP 9

Italian Stuffed Tomato Eggplants - VIDEO RECIPE

Sprinkle them with dried basil.

TIPS: When it comes to this recipe, it’s recommended to sprinkle dried herbs on the eggplants rather than using fresh ones. Fresh herbs might end up burning in the oven.

STEP 10

Italian Stuffed Tomato Eggplants - VIDEO RECIPE

Once everything is ready, pop the baking sheet with the eggplants into the preheated to 180⁰C (350⁰F) oven and bake for 30 minutes.

TIPS: Looking for some helpful advice on how to preheat your oven and prepare it for baking? Look no further than my articles “How and Why Do You Need to Preheat Oven” and “Top 7 Secrets How to Bake in Oven”.

STEP 11

Italian Stuffed Tomato Eggplants - VIDEO RECIPE

When they’re done, take the baking sheet out of the oven and let the eggplants cool.

STEP 12

Italian Stuffed Tomato Eggplants - VIDEO RECIPE

Transfer the finished eggplants to a plate, drizzle some mayonnaise over them, and garnish with chopped parsley.

STEP 13

Italian Stuffed Tomato Eggplants - VIDEO RECIPE

Finally, cut the Italian Stuffed Tomato Eggplants into equal pieces and serve. Enjoy your meal!

Italian Stuffed Tomato Eggplants

Ingredients:

  • Eggplants – 2 pcs. (420 g)
  • Tomatoes – 5 pcs. (300 g)
  • Mozzarella – 1 pack (200 g)
  • Salt – 1 tsp. (6 g)
  • Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp. (28 g)
  • Dried basil – 1/2 tsp. (1 g)

additionally

  • Parsley
  • Mayonnaise

Cooking steps:

  1. Make several cuts along each eggplant (slices about 1 cm thick), without cutting all the way through. Transfer to a large bowl, add salt and leave for 20 minutes. Then rinse the eggplants from salt and dry.
  2. Cut the tomatoes into slices.
  3. Then cut the mozzarella into slices.
  4. Place the prepared eggplants on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Insert tomato slices and slices of mozzarella into the slits on the eggplants. Brush the eggplants with vegetable oil on top and sprinkle with dried basil.
  5. Bake in an oven preheated to 180⁰C (350⁰F) for 30 minutes.
  6. Place the finished eggplants on a plate, pour over mayonnaise, and garnish with chopped parsley.

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