Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  185
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  6 g
  • Fat  17 g
  • Cholesterol  56 mg
  • Sodium  100 mg
  • Potassium  142 mg
  • Phosphorus  36 mg
  • Calcium  53 mg
  • Fiber  1.7 g

Tasty Eggplant Casserole

Don't miss out on enjoying the kidney-friendly recipe for Tasty Eggplant Casserole at your next dinner.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Holly from North Carolina.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 8 cups eggplant
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Chop onion and bell pepper. Slice garlic and cut eggplant into cubes.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil and butter over medium heat. Sauté onion, green pepper and garlic with cayenne and black pepper.
  4. Add thyme and eggplant to ingredients and cook until eggplant softens, stirring often.
  5. Reserve 2 tablespoons bread crumbs for topping. Add the remaining breadcrumbs to eggplant and cook 15 minutes.
  6. Beat egg and add to mixture, stirring quickly so egg does not solidify.
  7. Place in casserole dish. Sprinkle remaining bread crumbs over mixture, and bake for 25 minutes. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 3 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Two medium eggplants yield approximately 8 cups.
  • Adjust cayenne pepper to your taste preference.
  • Refrigerate or freeze leftover casserole for a quick dish later.

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Tasty Eggplant Casserole says:


It was delicious. I put toooo much cayenne in, but still good. Used only one eggplant, will not cook it too long in the frypan. I like eggplant a little chunkier. My daughter really liked it and is making it again today. She is going to put cayenne in her part and leave it out in the other half.

Aug. 27, 2013, 11:53 AM - Inappropriate review?

Tasty Eggplant Casserole

mfritsche0723 says:


This was fantastic!

Jan. 31, 2012, 1:52 PM - Inappropriate review?

Tasty Eggplant Casserole

secondof10 says:


Found this to be delicious, but a tad too spicy. I also only used one eggplant, which ended up giving me the desired 8 half-cup portions. Next time, about half the cayenne pepper.

Oct. 18, 2010, 5:09 PM - Inappropriate review?

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