Aubergine Bake

Perfect for a mid-week family meal.  Super easy and packed with vegetables making it a great option to get more goodness into kiddies.  As it’s cooked in the oven it means you can get on with other stuff while it’s cooking, which is ideal for busy parents.

Preparation time – 10 minutes

Cooking time – 80 minutes

Serves – 4


Ingredients

1 red onion
2 cloves of garlic peeled and crushed
1 Aubergine
1 courgette
1 pepper
1 Tbsp dried basil
1 Tbsp red pesto
1 tsp sugar (optional)
1 400g can chopped tomatoes
Fresh basil for garnish (optional)
Salt and pepper to season
Dried pasta – spaghetti or penne

 

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees fan assisted

Cut the aubergine into four length ways and then chop into chunks.  Chop the pepper into chunks, slice the courgette and finely chop the onion.

Add to a casserole pot along with the garlic, chopped tomatoes, pesto, herbs, sugar and seasoning.  Give a stir, put the lid on and place in the oven.

Bake in the oven for 60 – 80 minutes, until the vegetables are soft.  Give it a stir half way through.

Cook the pasta according to instructions and top with the aubergine bake and some fresh basil or some parmesan cheese.

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23 Comments

  1. January 13, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    I love aubergines! I’m thinking of growing them this year so I can get a regular supply of them.

    • January 13, 2017 / 9:59 pm

      That’s a great idea, I need to get in order to grow some veg this year. Taste so much better, good luck with the aubergines!

  2. January 14, 2017 / 7:59 am

    Sounds delicious and a handy meal to make. Love the colour too.

  3. January 14, 2017 / 8:13 am

    This is a delicious idea. I love aubergine. I want to try this. x

  4. ChelseaMamma
    January 14, 2017 / 8:34 am

    I love Aubergine but sadly hubby isn’t a fan – will have to make it for me

  5. January 14, 2017 / 10:26 am

    This looks very tasty – I’d be tempted to chuck in some minced beef though (apologies if you’re veggie).

    • January 14, 2017 / 11:18 am

      You could always do it as a side dish with a steak! My sister is a veggie, so I have a few veggie recipes to hand. 🙂

  6. January 15, 2017 / 12:49 am

    I love aubergine so this recipe is right up my street. Thanks for a great idea for a weekend meal the whole family can enjoy!

  7. January 15, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    I wish I liked aubergines. My wife adores them and they have such interesting recipes. I’ll pass this one on to her 🙂

  8. January 16, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    Sounds delicious! And I love that it’s quick and easy – I’m always trying to come up with new recipes that aren’t time consuming for when I get in from work. Also we eat a mostly veggie diet so this is perfect!

    • January 19, 2017 / 8:20 pm

      I hope you enjoy it – it’s been a staple easy recipe for us for years, we love it 🙂

  9. January 17, 2017 / 11:38 am

    This sounds lovely and easy to make. Packed full of goodness x

  10. February 10, 2017 / 9:04 am

    This looks delicious! Never really cooked with aubergine

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