This recipe is as complicated as chopping vegetables gets....not hard. It does make a TON though, so next time I might cut it in half. I ended up freezing half this time. Substituted summer squash for eggplant and omitted parm cheese, tomatoes give it a great Ital. flavor!
This is a good & easy dish that makes A LOT! I used diced canned tomatoes, omitted the okra, used red pepper & added sliced fresh white mushrooms. The flavor is mild, so you can always add more "zip" to taste. It's good reheated & makes a nifty pizza topping.
I thought this was very good overall. I am definitely making it again but I will swap out the okra...didnt care too much for it. I halved this recipe and it fed my family of five....so the full recipe must make a freezer-load!! I thought is was very flavorful and suprisingly filling!!!
I made this with more eggplant (because we love it) and no okra and was surprised at how good it was! I was doubly surprised because there was no salt or garlic added and we didn't miss either. The parmesan was perfect. Had it the next day with canneloni beans for lunch. Great recipe!
This is shockingly good! I added Northern Beans and it really made this dish pop! I thought it was going to be bland and boring but it wasn't AT ALL! I over did it with the Parmesan Cheese thinking I wasn't going to like it. But I realized quickly that too much cheese took away from this dish. Mmmm!
I get the attraction of no added fat, but adding a tiny bit of olive oil enables your body to better absorb the wonderful nutrients in the veggies! Great combo of veggies - makes LOTS - good thing we all liked it!
I was surprised at how good and filling this was. I added chicken because I wasn't sure it would be good as a main dish, but I think it would have been fine without it. I also used canned green beans and I just cooked whole thing 30 mins. Hubby and son (2 1/2 years old) liked it too.
This was really good it just makes SO MUCH!! Even cut in half, nine servings for a family of three (one of which is not interested at all in cooked veggies) I ended up throwing most of it away...Will have to find a smaller version to cook up because it was really tasty and definitely healthyd!
My children said it was yummy! I added some leftover penne and 2 tbsp shredded cheddar cheese. They don't eat eggplant and zucchini but didn't realise they were eating them already. Thank you for the wonderful recipe. Will do it again.
It'd be good as a side dish. We served it over rice and topped it with white beans but it just didn't seem to have much substance to it as a main course. I will probably make it again, but as an entree to fish or chicken or something. LOVE the variety! And come on... chopping veggies isn't hard.
At the end of the baking time, some of the vegetables were still a little crispy. Next time I'd probably continue baking a little longer. The taste is worth the wait. This recipe would be good with chicken added to make it a one-dish meal.
I loved it. I ate okra, and I even liked it! I did have to cook it a little longer though. And I have frozen a good portion of it for future use. Next time, I will also half the recipe. I will be making this again. Thanks
I didn't have any of the veggies on hand in the recipe except zuchini, but I really think the fresh herbs, lemon juice and canned tomatoes (I used diced instead of whole) are what makes the recipe. I used zuchs, yellow sq, mush, onion and peppers. A little wattery bc of all the squash but still good
"Food culture shock" was an excellent description for my family as well, but we did like it better the next day. My husband added feta cheese to it, which gave it more flavor. We will make it again though - I think it will grow on us.
Cooked the green beans in the microwave with a little water 1st then added 1can diced tomatoes & 1 can of stewed tomatoes, diced (that's what I had on hand), Increased fresh basil to 1 Tbsp. It needed something...added a little balsamic & crushed red pepper...yummy! Served w/ Italian tuna steak.
This was excellent. Enough for my large family, and then some to take to work to share. I definitely will make this again. Eliminated the okra, and added sliced mushrooms everything else was WONDERFUL!!!
What a WONDERFUL way to use eggplant! Normally, you use a lot of oil with eggplant, but this nifty recipe avoids all the calories and fat from so much oil! I added a small can of Ro- Tel HOT diced tomatoes with chili and WOW! What a marvelous dish! I HIGHLY recommend it! Thanks for the keeper!
I was preparing this dish and took half of it and froze it for another night! Makes alot even for my fam of 6. The kids loved it except my picky veggie eater son! lol...but all in all we will have again! Thanks for sharing! I also used Canned green beans instead.
I made this, but couldn't find good eggplant so used summer squash as was suggested...It was great except for the green beans...they didn't cook nearly well enough, maybe pre blanching or even canned would work better and it makes too much
Love it! I left out the green beans and used a whole bag of frozen okra. I ate it all week, mixing it up by putting parmesan on top one day, cheddar the next day, serving it with different types of bread and with a side of chickpeas. I can't wait to make it again!
This was EXCELLENT!! My hubby ate 2 helpings and gave up his pasta salad (light version) for the veggies. Used zucchini & summer squash instead of eggplant, but we LOVED it. Also used Italian diced tomatoes in place of whole tomatoes. Will definitely be making again - several times per week.
Since it makes 18 servings, I made the dish as part of our Father's Day meal. (Even most of the men liked it, and veggies really aren't their thing!) I still had leftovers for lunch several times during the week. Next time, I will either make 1/2 or just plan to freeze some for future meals.
This was really really good!!! I'm not a fan of green beans and am also really picky so I left them and the okra out, but I added mushrooms. I'd never cooked eggplant before and it turned out great!! Thank you for sharing this amazing dish!
It was just a little bland, so I added 1 8oz can of tomato sauce and Weber brand garlic and herb seasoning, and that made it alot better. My husband really liked it and he is pretty picky. Great if you don't like alot of tomatoes in your italian dish!
I don't know if I did something wrong but it was too soupy. I felt like I could have just made it on the stove in a pot instead. I was expecting more of a casserole I guess? I agree with others that it would be good over pasta though.
the veggies look great....added with some ground turkey or chicken and garlic i imagine it will be wonderful. This is a great recipe to share with some of my coworkers who are fond of veggie meals :)
This was an excellent side dish. I made half of the dish, and I found it necessary to add all the juice from the 28oz can of tomatos. I also made this bake with 1 cup noodles and 1/4 cup speghitti sauce. All of this came out to 262 calories. I am on the everyother day diet and this worked for me.
This recipe is awesome! There is no guilt in eating this meal and I can really fill up. I changed the vegetables up a bit, basically by adding all the vegetables I love, and it came out delicious! It made enough for an army, and I froze the rest. I'm definitely making it again!
Very good and healthy! Had trouble with the vegetables getting done. My husband doesn't like them crunchy. Will steam the onions and green beans a little next time. Also think I will use less juice and add chicken. Yum!!
I made half the recipe and skipped the Okra. I also added garlic and it was very good. It does make a lot. Next time I may try it without all of the tomato juice because it has slightly too much liquid. It is very good tasting and you can eat all you want.