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Eggplant in Tomato Sauce

This Eggplant in Tomato Sauce is hearty and flavorful, with a delicious texture. Made with sauteed eggplant, sweet cherry tomatoes, and fresh garlic and herbs, this recipe is too good to miss.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 114kcal


  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled and diced (about 12-16 oz.)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 12 oz. cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp. sea salt or to taste
  • ¼ tsp. pepper or to taste
  • tsp. red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 1 tbsp. chopped dill


  • Place the diced eggplant onto a non-stick skillet (no oil) and pan fry it until nicely charred and cooked through. Once cooked, remove it from the skillet and set aside.
  • To the same skillet, add olive oil and tomatoes. Cook until the tomatoes are soft and start to fall apart, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to the tomato sauce. Stir, and cook for about 3-4 minutes, breaking the tomatoes in the process.
  • Lastly, add the eggplants and dill to the tomato sauce. Stir, and cook until everything is hot. Serve.



Add-ins and Substitutes

  • Add other vegetables. Try this recipe with additional veggies, such as diced zucchini, mushrooms, or spinach.
  • Substitute the herbs. Instead of the dill, you can also make this Eggplant in Tomato Sauce with fresh mint, basil, parsley, or oregano.
  • Add quinoa. Add some protein to this dish by stirring in some cooked quinoa. It will also make this a more satisfying meal if you plan to eat it on its own.
  • Substitute different tomatoes. If you don't have cherry tomatoes, you can also use grape or plum tomatoes, even canned diced tomatoes in a pinch. But choose a sweeter tomato for more flavor.

How to Store

Store this Eggplant in Tomato Sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator once it is cooled. It will last for 3-5 days.


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg