Stuffed Eggplant - Melenzane Ripiene

Stuffed Eggplant... a great Sunday meal alternative in Puglia.

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For 4 Person(s)

For the Eggplant:

  • 2 medium sized black eggplant
  • 4 cups Marinara sauce (Recipe HERE)
  • 2 cups Csliced potatoes
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt


  1. Cut off the stem of the two eggplant. Cut the eggplants long way in the halves.
  2. With a small knife remove the pulp of the eggplant and leave just a bit more than 1/4 inch of the pulp attached to the skin. Place the skins in water to prevent oxidation.
  3. Cut the pulp in small cubes and saute` with 1/4 cup of EV olive oil, chopped garlic and a bit of salt. Saute` until the eggplant pulp is soft.
  4. In a mixing bowl add the eggs, bread crumbs, most of the cheese, parsley and the mint.  Mix everything well.
  5. Add the sauteed eggplant pulp and mix well again.
  6. In a baking pan, add a layer of marinara sauce to completely cover the bottom.
  7. Place the sliced potatoes to completely cover the bottom. Sprinkle some parsley and EV olive oil.
  8. Dry the eggplant shells and position them over the bed of potatoes.
  9. Fill each shell with the stuffing as even as possible.
  10. Cover the stuffing of each eggplant with marinara sauce. Sprinkle cheese over the marinara sauce.
  11. Bake at 375F for one hour.



Recipe Notes


Tuesday, 23 August 2022
Crowd pleaser...delish and super easy! - saragoj
Tuesday, 14 September 2021
A couple tweaks to this amazing recipe - substitute rice for the bread crumb and add ground beef the...
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- Italogq79
Friday, 18 May 2018
This recipe for stuffed eggplant sounds delizioso! - mariepezzuto
Thursday, 14 December 2017
I LOVED this recipe. Was even better the following day reheated. Next time I think I will bake it a ...
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- nycscribe10024
Thursday, 14 December 2017
I love eggplant. Thank you for your show. I now can get all my the Italian recipes that I was lookin...
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- La Signora
Thursday, 14 December 2017
I paniced at the last 20 minutes of cooking this dish, So I added a tad of water and covered it (th...
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- ?s4dinner
Thursday, 14 December 2017
I was told when I married my husband - 28 years ago, that his mother\'s Stuffed Eggplant was his fav...
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- cantarellik
Thursday, 14 December 2017
The BEST stuffed eggplant recipe ever. I love that it includes potatoes to make a complete meal. I a...
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- BNT71185