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Cheesy Eggplant Squash Bake

(4 Votes)
SERVES
6
COOK TIME
1 Hr

It's easy to get everybody to eat their veggies when we serve 'em up in such an appealing combination. Southern cooks have been making a version of Cheesy Eggplant Squash Bake for years, and now we're lucky to be in on their secret.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 medium-sized eggplant, peeled and cut into ½-inch chunks
  • 4 medium-sized yellow squash, cut into ½-inch chunks
  • 2 medium-sized onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup instant rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 3-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
     
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add eggplant, squash, and onions, and saute 6 to 8 minutes, or until vegetables are slightly tender.
     
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine milk, eggs, 1-1/2 cups cheese, the rice, salt, and pepper; mix well. Add vegetable mixture to egg mixture; mix well.
     
  4. Pour into prepared casserole dish then sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese over the top and bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until rice is tender.
     

Notes

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 454
  • Calories from Fat 281
  • Total Fat 31g 48 %
  • Saturated Fat 19g 96 %
  • Trans Fat 0.7g 0 %
  • Protein 18g 35 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 147mg 49 %
  • Sodium 621mg 26 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 28g 9 %
  • Dietary Fiber 5.0g 20 %
  • Sugars 9.6g 0 %

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For those of us with heath issues (like diabetes) could you post the nutritional values? Thanks

Our other site, http://www.everydaydiabeticrecipes.com/ is specifically for people with diabetes and all of those recipes have nutritional values.

I do not eat white rice, can I add more squash, eggplant or something else to thicken?

Hi! You can use brown rice, or you can add an extra egg and hold off on the rice altogether.

Should I cook the rice before adding to the other ingredients?

Hello! No, you should not cook the rice before adding it to the casserole. Enjoy!

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