Mozzarella Baked Aubergines

This Mozzarella Baked Aubergines recipe is one I have been making for ages, so I don’t remember where it originally came from (sorry!)
The photo is from a website called and doesn’t it just look mouthwateringly good?!
Their recipe is a little more complex but click the link above if you want to give it a try!


2 aubergines cut in half lengthways

1 tin crushed tomatoes (250g)

1tbsp tomato concentrate paste

300g sliced mozzarella

Basil for decoration

Panko breadcrumbs

Parmesan for sprinkling


Preheat the oven to 200degrees.
Oil the aubergines and bake for 20 minutes (cut side up).
Heat a spoon of oil in a pan (add finely chopped onions if you like) add the crushed tomatoes and the tomato concentrate, let simmer for 5 minutes.
After 20 minutes, remove the aubergines from the oven.
This is where the kiddos can help out…Layer on the tomato mixture and mozzarella (plus the pesto if you feel like it)
Sprinkle on parmesan, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper.
Bake for 5 to 10 minutes.
Add basil for decoration and serve.

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