Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Eggplant
This Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Eggplant could easily serve as a Main course option or also as an appetizer for any get together.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 2 -6 servings
- 1 medium/large eggplant
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 6-7 cloves garlic finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp. each basil oregano, & thyme
- 2-3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- salt & pepper to taste
- Optional: Marinara sauce
Preheat oven 375 degrees
Rinse eggplant and pat dry. Leave the stem on and cut lengthwise down the eggplant making sure to not cut all the way through. Then cut diagonal to make little bit sized cubes making sure to not cut through.
Finely dice garlic and add to small bowl with olive oil and spices.
Drizzle evenly into eggplant crevices and stick fingers in there to evenly smooth around.
Stuff as much mozzarella cheese as you can into all the little crevices reserving the parmesan for later.
Wrap eggplant tightly in a layer of parchment paper and then aluminum foil. The parchment paper will help keep cheese from sticking but this is optional if you don't have it.
Place on baking sheet or in casserole pan and bake in preheated oven 30 minutes.
Remove from oven, carefully open and stuff in the parmesan cheese.
Leave uncovered and place back in oven for 10 minutes.
Optional: Serve with Marinara dipping sauce
Serve immediately or keep warm in oven till serving.
Servings can vary depending on if using as an appetizer or Main dish entree.
Re cooking times: Cooking times can vary depending on the type of oven(gas/electric), age of the oven, and actual oven temps. It can also vary based on the size of the Eggplant you used.