Turkish style eggplant

Savor the rich, comforting flavors of roasted eggplant combined with the sweet tanginess of cherry tomatoes and the crisp bite of bell peppers. This delightful dish is sprinkled with savory grated cheese, aromatic garlic, and onions, then seasoned to perfection with parsley, paprika, salt, and pepper. Drizzled with olive oil for that extra richness, it makes for a perfect side dish or a vegetarian main course. Let’s dive into creating this colorful, flavorful feast that’s as pleasing to the palate as it is to the eyes.


  • 2 medium eggplants, sliced into rounds
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bell pepper, cut into pieces
  • 3 onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup grated cheese (your choice of variety)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • A handful of chopped parsley for garnish
  • Paprika, to taste
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
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  1. Preheat Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C). This ensures your vegetables roast evenly and acquire a deliciously crispy exterior.
  2. Prepare the Vegetables: On a large baking sheet, spread out the sliced eggplants, halved cherry tomatoes, pieces of bell pepper, and thinly sliced onions. Scatter the minced garlic evenly over the vegetables.
  3. Season: Drizzle the olive oil generously over the vegetables. Sprinkle with paprika, salt, and black pepper to taste. Using your hands or a pair of tongs, toss the vegetables gently to ensure they are evenly coated with the oil and seasonings.
  4. Roast: Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and roast the vegetables for about 25-30 minutes, or until the eggplants are tender and the edges are starting to brown.
  5. Add Cheese: Once the vegetables are roasted, remove the baking sheet from the oven and sprinkle the grated cheese over the top. Return to the oven for an additional 5 minutes, or just until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Garnish and Serve: Remove the roasted vegetables from the oven and let them cool slightly. Just before serving, garnish with the chopped parsley for a fresh, herbal touch.


  • Choose an eggplant that feels heavy for its size and has a glossy, smooth skin for the best texture and flavor.
  • Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese for the topping. Mozzarella, cheddar, or even a mix of your favorites can add a unique twist to the dish.
  • This dish is versatile; serve it as a standalone vegetarian main, a hearty side to your favorite protein, or atop a bed of grains like quinoa or couscous for a complete meal.

Enjoy your homemade Roasted Eggplant with Cherry Tomatoes and Pepper, a dish that brings together simple ingredients in a celebration of flavors and textures, sure to delight anyone who tries it.

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