I followed the recipe exactly and thought that this was only so-so. It was missing something; it was bland. I agree with previous reviews that it did remind me of stuffing on Thanksgiving, but still, it was too bland. What I would recommend is that you mix in some cooked sausage with the "stuffing", replace the cheddar with a more flavorful cheese like pepperjack or something, and add more herbs, like fresh basil or rosemary. Regular mushrooms in this recipe didn't shine through. Perhaps using a more flavorful mushroom, like Baby Bellas, would help. Also, you need to precook the eggplant "shell" before stuffing it. When I followed the recipe exactly, the shell was only half-cooked. So, I'd say throw the shell in the oven for fifteen minutes, take it out, stuff it, then another fifteen minutes in the oven. I might use this recipe again as a base for a greater dish, but was not impressed with it as it stands.
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I followed the recipe exactly and thought that this was only so-so. It was missing something;...