Grilled Eggplant Casserole

Lizzy Briskin

by | Updated: June 21st, 2024

Looking for a lighter twist on a classic casserole? Look no further! This grilled eggplant casserole uses smoky grilled eggplant instead of heavy breading, creating a better-for-you and equally delicious vegetarian dish. Packed with flavor and cheesy goodness, it’s a crowd-pleaser you won’t want to miss.

Grilled Eggplant Casserole

Grilled Eggplant Casserole
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Grilled Eggplant Casserole

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Calories 989 kcal



  1. Slice eggplants into ¼-inch thick planks and arrange in single layer on 1 or 2 baking sheet(s).
  2. Sprinkle both sides with salt and let rest for 20 to 30 minutes to draw out excess moisture. Gently press the eggplants with clean dish towel to squeeze out moisture.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium heat. Clean and oil grates.
  4. Brush one side of eggplants with 1/4 cup olive oil and place on grill. Reduce grill to medium-low.
  5. Brush other side of eggplant with olive oil and cook, turning occasionally, until lightly charred and tender, 10 to 15 minutes total.
  6. Meanwhile, in small saucepan, heat remaining olive oil over low heat. Add garlic and dried basil and cook for 30 seconds, then add the crushed tomatoes and stir.
  7. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring regularly, until slightly reduced and flavors are developed, 10 to 15 minutes, reducing heat as necessary to avoid burning. Season to taste with salt.
  8. Transfer grilled eggplant to serving dish and cover with tomato sauce. Garnish with fresh basil and Parmesan. Serve immediately or at room temperature.

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Nutrition Facts
Grilled Eggplant Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 989 Calories from Fat 522
% Daily Value*
Fat 58g89%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 40g
Sodium 1108mg46%
Potassium 4608mg132%
Carbohydrates 118g39%
Fiber 44g176%
Sugar 69g77%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 1997IU40%
Vitamin C 99mg120%
Calcium 434mg43%
Iron 15mg83%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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