Have You Tried Stuffing Vegetables With All The Things You Love?

I love vegetables – be it in salads or cooked. But, of course, like everyone else, there are some vegetables that I would prefer not to eat, just because it is so difficult (for me at least) to prepare a dish with them that is delicious and you would want to try again.

Such a vegetable is the aubergine. If it is not prepared correctly it can be even bitter.

But recently, I started experimenting with this very stubborn vegetable and now I love serving it to my loved ones.

I want to give you one very easy recipe to make a delicious dinner for your family and, in the same time, to ensure that you all eat these so important for your health vegetables 🙂

Stuffed Aubergines and Mushrooms with Crème Cheeseimage

Ingredients (for 4 servings):
  • 2 aubergines

  • 4 mushrooms

  • 180-200gr crème cheese

I used crème cheese with chives

  • 100gr grated cheese (Cheddar, Stilton, etc.)

  • seasoning – black pepper, parsley, paprika

  • a few tablespoons breadcrumbs

You can add whatever you like and whatever you have in the fridge – salami, cherry tomatoes, spring onion, different cheese, etc.

Preparation:
  1. Prepare the aubergines: wash them, slice them in half length-wise, salt a little bit and leave them to stand for 30 minutes

  2. Meanwhile, wash the mushrooms and put aside

  3. Prepare the stuffing by mixing all the ingredients – crème cheese, cheese and seasoning, salami and sliced vegetables if you use

  4. When the aubergines are ready for cooking, wash and stuff them and the mushrooms with the stuffing. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top of the mushrooms

  5. Place the stuffed vegetables in a tray, put in a pre-heated oven and bake 50-60 minutes at 200C

  6. 10 minutes before the aubergines are ready, you can sprinkle some more grated cheee on top (optional)

When baked, serve the aubergines and mushrooms with a salad.

Try this simple recipe and have a nice evening!

If you have any suggestions or questions what ingredients to use, please write to me. And I would love to hear your comments.

10 Comments

  1. Marilyn

    Hi Ellie,

    I have to confess I don’t have much trouble eating my veges. I generally love them!

    One way I prepare eggplants is once you’ve rinsed them off, just cut them up into small squares and add them to a stir-fry. For instance, I like zucchini, tomatoes, onions, eggplant with herbs and spices, all mixed together. Great on toast or whatever.

    Your recipe sounds really delicious though so I must try it out next time I buy one.
    Marilyn

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    1. Ellie

      Hi Marilyn,

      I like what you do with eggplants and I think I’ll give this recipe a go this week 🙂 Thank you.

      Preparing meals with eggplants is tricky, but I think the results might be extremely delicious.

      Have a great week. All the best

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  2. verna8767

    Hi Ellie,

    I must admit that I had to google to find out what aubergines are. Little did i know it was eggplant, as we in the U.S. call them!

    I have eaten fried eggplant before and I enjoyed them. But, I have never tried to fix eggplant myself because I just never knew what to do with them.

    Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to try to find some more variations on how to prepare them.

    Thanks again for the eggplant suggestion.

    Verna

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    1. Ellie

      Haha, aubergines or eggplants… equally difficult to prepare so that to be delicious when you serve them 🙂

      I would love to hear your ideas for different variations how to prepare these vegitables when you try them.

      I usually prepare and serve aubergines/eggplants only in the winter months (like my mum used to do many years ago, just because they were only available then) and I prefer to bake them.

      Have you tried to serve them as a salad – just bake them and then dress in a mix of olive oil, vinegar, honey, garlic, salt and black pepper. I love it!

      All the best!

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  3. Pamela

    I guess I am going to have to look up what an aubergine is because I have never heard of them. Does it taste like cooked carrots or sweet potatoes? I know that I don’t like either of them and someone talked me into trying acorn squash and to me they taste like sweet potatoes and wasted my time and money because they tasted like sweet potatoes and I could not make myself eat it. It just gagged me and I lost my appetite after that. But it looks good just need to know what they taste like first.

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    1. Ellie (Post author)

      Hi, aubergines… you may know them as eggplant as well (like Verna told me earlier today) 🙂
      I also don’t like sweet potatoes and only serve them to my little one as he loves them, but aubergines/eggplants taste more like corgettes to me.
      But when you prepare aubergines you always need to salt them and leave them to stand for a little while so that to lose their bitterness, otherwise they don’t taste very good.
      Aubergines/eggplants are most usually used in preparation of moussaka dish, but as I love cheese and creme cheese, I serve them like that – stuffed with different things my family loves.
      Hope you always enjoy what you eat!

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  4. Patrick Larkins

    Very good. I do love vegetables, but like you, there are some vegetables I can do without. Like spinach. But I’ll come often because I love cooking different things.

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    1. Ellie (Post author)

      Thank you for your comments. I used to not eat spinach myself as well (for many years, maybe close to 20 years) until I became a wife and a mother and I started preparing my family’s meals. Then I realised that there are numerous different recipes you can find for each and every one of the ingredients you want to use.
      Now, I can say, that I even love spinach. But, if you love vegetables and you enjoy eating them, you probably have pretty divers meals using different kinds of them. I would love to hear some of your favourite recipes, as I always search for recipes to serve vegetables in a tasty way to my children.
      All the best!

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  5. Juan

    I have been trying to include more vegetables in my diet. It is hard because I a not used to eating them and I just have a really hard time trying to incorporate them with my everyday food.

    The recipe that you mention seems to be easy to follow and just by looking at the picture it kind of made me hungry. I will let you know how the plate comes out. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Ellie

      Thank you, I would love to hear how it comes out if you try it, even if you put the ingredients that you love.

      I love salads, but when you cook vegetables, I think, they seem to lose their delicious taste. That is why I love to add other ingredients I really love – different meats or cheese. And I believe cheese goes with anything 🙂

      All the best!

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