Cheesy Eggplant Bake

Cheesy Eggplant Bake

"Since New Jersey is the Garden State, I think this recipe represents our region. This dish uses a lot of vegetables out of the garden."
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1 h 15 m servings
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  1. Cut eggplant into 1/4-in.-thick slices. Place in a colander over a plate; sprinkle with salt. Let stand for 30 minutes. Rinse under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, garlic salt and pepper. In another shallow bowl, beat eggs. Dip eggplant into eggs, then coat with crumb mixture.
  3. In a large skillet, cook eggplant in 2 tablespoons oil for 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Transfer to an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. In the same skillet, saute the green pepper, onion and mushrooms in remaining oil for 5 minutes or until pepper and onion are crisp-tender. Sprinkle over eggplant. Top with tomatoes.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes. Uncover; place cheese slices over the top. Bake 25-30 minutes longer or until cheese is lightly browned.

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This was a fantastic recipe. However, A few changes were made, which I believe made this side dish even better. Instead of stewed tomatoes..sliced roma tomatoes were used. Also thinly sliced f...

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This was decent, but I found it waaayyy too salty!

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This was a fantastic recipe. However, A few changes were made, which I believe made this side dish even better. Instead of stewed tomatoes..sliced roma tomatoes were used. Also thinly sliced f...

This is the best eggplant recipe I have ever made. My husband and I both love it! Served it over spaghetti. Yummy! I added some oregano and basil to the tomatoes. Also added some parmesan be...

This dish will be a regular in our house. When I sauted the gr. pepper, mushrooms, and onion I also added some fresh Oregano from the garden, chopped. I then layed this dish - eggplant, sauted...

Very tasty! I made the recipe as is. It was very simple to follow. I agree with other reviewers about the prep time. It took me double the time listed (45 mins). Prep time is a huge factor ...

Eggplant slices should be cut thicker to really feature the main ingredient. This reminded me of a really great veggie lasagna. It was a hit with my family and friends.

Amazing ! Used diced Tomatoes not stewed and added garlic. it will be made regularly ! thank you! UPDATE- I HAVE STARTED USING FIRE ROASTED TOMATOS, THEY ARE FABULOUS IN THIS DISH!

think the mozzarella would be great but didn't have any on hand so substituted with provolone. this was easy and tasty.

This recipe was great. However, although very tasty, it significantly underestimated the amount of time needed. My fiance helped me cook the vegetables at the same time as the eggplant and it st...

What a wonderful recipe. I made it a main dish by adding venison burger and italian sausage with some italian seasoning. My six guests raved over this new interesting dish.

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