Roasted Aubergines Stuffed with Tomatoes

[recipe adapted from “Mainly Vegetables” by Colin Spencer]

roasted eggplant recipes


  • 2 medium or 3 smaller aubergines / egg plants (cut in halves, lenghtwise)
  • 400g tomatoes (chopped)
  • 3-4 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs dried oregano or basil
  • 2 tbs tomato purée
  • sea salt
  • black peppercorns
  • 100g cheese (sliced) – I used extra mature Cheddar


  • brush
  • oven proof dish or baking tray lined with Teflon sheet  – I used large Pyrex dish
  • sharp spoon or melon baller to scoop out aubergine flesh
  • frying pan


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (392°F).
  2. Scoop out aubergine flesh using sharp spoon on melon baller, chop and place in the frying pan, together with tomatoes, garlic, oregano and 2 tbs of olive oil, fry until soft to your liking.
  3. Add tomato purée, season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper, mix well.
  4. In meantime brush aubergine skins inside with 1 tbs of olive oil and place in the oven for about 15 minutes.
  5. Then re-fill aubergines with tomato mixture, top with cheese and place back in the oven only until cheese has melted and browned.
  6. Serve as a side dish with some meat or as a snack / lunch with some salad on a side.

Serves 4-6 people as a side dish or 2-3 people as a snack.

Looking for more roasted eggplant recipes?

This this very easy roasted aubergine dip from Cook Sister.

Your thoughts…

  1. I love eggplant and this recipe it looks super delicious, I’m gonna prepare soon, hummm!

  2. oh wow! just look at the cheesy drooling!

  3. Yummie, I love eggplants, and I am always looking for new recipe…love the idea of stuffing it with tomatoes and lots of cheese…looks terrific :-)

  4. I will be making them today again :)

  5. I have a different version of stuffed eggplant. But I will definitely try this. It’s cheezy and baked unlike mine, which is fried. Thanks for this post! :-)

  6. Thought I am not a huge fan of eggplant, this looks very tempting!

    I hope that you and the family are doing well.

  7. love the combo margot!!! yummmmm drooling alreadyyy!! i would love to try with extra extra cheese :D

  8. Love eggplants and this is one fantastic recipe!

  9. not a fan a of cheese to that degree, but you sure make this dish look ultra delish! Esp. w/the eggplant

  10. Roasted eggplant is the best!

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