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Turkey Stuffed Eggplant - Delicious lean turkey mixed with veggies and tomato sauce serve inside roasted eggplants and topped with cheese. Yummy lean recipe

Turkey Stuffed Eggplant

Delicious lean turkey mixed with veggies and tomato sauce serve inside roasted eggplants and topped with cheese. Yummy lean recipe to eat for dinner tonight

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 340 kcal
Author Tiffany Bendayan

Ingredients

  • 2 eggplants
  • 1 lb. Lean ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 Red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

  2. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil. Cut the eggplants in half

  3. Score the meat of the eggplant in a crisscross pattern being careful not to cut through the skin

  4. Add olive oil, salt, and pepper

  5. Roast the eggplant in the oven for 30 minutes

  6. Remove from oven and let them cool

  7. When the eggplant cools, remove the filling with a spoon leaving a bit of pulp to ensure they are strong enough to be stuffed. Place hollow eggplants in a baking dish

  8. Cube the filling and place it in a bowl

  9. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit 

  10. While the eggplant roasts. Heat olive oil to medium heat on a saucepan

  11. Cook the onion, oregano, basil and the peppers for 2-3 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and cook for one more minute

  12. Add the turkey in chunks and let it cook with all the vegetables. With a spoon break down the turkey in little pieces. Cook for about 5 minutes

  13. Add the eggplant filling and season with salt and pepper

  14. Spoon filling on hollow eggplants. Top with cheeses

  15. Bake for 20-15 minutes or until the cheese has completely melted

  16. Enjoy

Nutrition Facts
Turkey Stuffed Eggplant
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 433mg19%
Potassium 1175mg34%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 1335IU27%
Vitamin C 51.8mg63%
Calcium 288mg29%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.