Vegan Stuffed Eggplant

Stuffed baked eggplant with lentils and vegan cheese! This is a simple weeknight dinner, side dish or entrée which contains wholesome ingredients. The recipe is plant-based, relatively low-carb, and easy to make!
Course Side
Cuisine gluten free, low carb, vegan
Keyword aubergines, baked, eggplant, lentils, stuffed, summer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 313kcal
Author Michaela Vais



  • Preheat oven to 410 degrees Fahrenheit (210 degrees Celsius) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the eggplants in half (lengthwise) and scoop out about 2/3 of the flesh leaving a 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick border around the skin.
  • Process the scooped out eggplant flesh in a food processor and set aside. Check the step-by-step photos above in the blog post.
  • Place the eggplant "boats" on a baking sheet, sprinkle with sea salt and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add garlic, eggplant flesh, all spices, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, tomato paste, and vegetable broth. Put a lid on the skillet and cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and cooked lentils and cook for a few more minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning. Add more salt/pepper/spices to taste.
  • Prepare the vegan cheese sauce or use store-bought vegan cheese.
  • Once the eggplants have been in the oven for 20 minutes, reduce the temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) and stuff each half with the lentil eggplant mixture.
  • Add vegan cheese and bake for another 10 minutes. Garnish with fresh herbs and enjoy!


  • Please check the step-by-step process shots above in the blog post.
  • If the eggplants in your region have a slightly bitter taste (which also depends on the variety), check out the preparation trick above in the blog post.
  • Recipe serves 4. Nutrition facts are for one serving made with my vegan cheese sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Stuffed Eggplant
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 96
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.7g16%
Carbohydrates 32.6g11%
Fiber 15.5g62%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 13.3g27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.6g | Protein: 13.3g | Fat: 10.7g | Fiber: 15.5g | Sugar: 16g