So I've been reading lately about how healthy eggplant is for you. Then it went on sale at my favorite produce store, so I had to buy one. The only question was what to do with it. I had tried eggplant before and wasn't particularly fond of it diced up in casserole-type dishes. So I decided to stuff it, because what isn't made better by a meat mush and cheese baked inside?
1/2 pound ground turkey
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/2 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
Step 1: Brown the ground turkey over medium heat and drain.
Step 2: Dice the veggies and core the eggplant. Cook the veggies in the same pan as the turkey until tender, ~5 minutes.
Step 3: Mix the cooked veggies, egg, turkey, and bread crumbs.
Step 4: Divide the mix between the eggplant halves and stuff. Sprinkle italian seasonings over top and bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes, until nicely browned and eggplant is soft when poked with a fork.
Also, to make it vegetarian you can just omit the ground turkey.
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