Easy Turkey Stuffed Eggplant Recipe

This Easy Turkey Stuffed Eggplant Recipe with Moroccan spices is a delicious and healthy dish that’s perfect for sharing.  Tastes great the next day too!

Easy Turkey Stuffed Eggplant Recipe

 

EASY STUFFED EGGPLANT RECIPE

This recipe is easy to make because first of all I kept the list of ingredients to a minimum. In addition to the eggplant and the meat I also used tomatoes and a few spices to create a delicious, fuss free dish, perfect to enjoy on a hot summer day.

I also used a simple method in this recipe.  Simply cut the eggplant lengthways in half, then bake it for 30 minutes.  This will give you plenty of time to prepare the sauce.  Then just scoop the middle out of each eggplant half, combine with the sauce, stuff the eggplant  halves and bake!  That’s all the steps in a somewhat simplified form, see Instructions for more detail.

I used a similar method in this vegan Spicy Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant recipe.

I am including a few photos showing the main preparation steps in this recipe.  I hope you find these helpful.

Slice each eggplant lengthways in half, brush with oil and bake at 400 F for 30 minutes.

Easy Turkey Stuffed Eggplant Recipe

Remove from the oven and scoop out the middle.

Easy Turkey Stuffed Eggplant Recipe

Prepare the sauce (see Instructions for more detail).

Easy Turkey Stuffed Eggplant Recipe

Place the eggplant pulp and half of the sauce mixture in a blender and whizz for a few seconds to combine.  Add to the remaining sauce and stir.

Easy Turkey Stuffed Eggplant Recipe

Place generous amounts of the mixture in the eggplant halves, drizzle with a little oil and bake for 40 minutes.

 

TURKEY STUFFED EGGPLANT

I chose turkey meat for its delicious flavour and low fat content.  Having said that I don’t recommend using meat with less than 7% fat as it might be a little dry.  You can also use lamb instead of turkey if you prefer.  All the spices in this recipe work equally with both turkey as well as lamb.

You may also like these other easy, delicious Eggplant Recipe ideas.

I am bringing this Easy Turkey Stuffed Eggplant Recipe to #CookBlogShare, hosted this week by Recipes Made Easy.

Also sharing with Cook Once Eat Twice. and G2BGF

Easy Turkey Stuffed Eggplant Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Easy Turkey Stuffed Eggplant Recipe
Easy Turkey Stuffed Eggplant Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 
This Easy Turkey Stuffed Eggplant Recipe with Moroccan spices is a delicious and healthy dish that's perfect for sharing. Tastes great the next day too!
Course: Dinner, Party Food
Cuisine: Moroccan Fusion
Keyword: easy eggplant recipe, easy stuffed eggplant, turkey stuffed eggplant
Servings: 6 people
Author: Everyday Healthy Recipes
Ingredients
  • 300 g ground turkey
  • 3 large eggplants
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 6 tbsp olive oil, plus a little more for drizzling
  • 1.5 teaspoon each: cumin powder, smoked paprika, fine sea salt
  • 2/3 teaspoon each: cayenne pepper and onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • fresh cilantro for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F/ 200 C/ gas mark 6. Cut the eggplants in half lengthways and place on a large baking tray open side up. Brush/drizzle with a little olive oil (3 tablespoons) and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool a little. Keep the oven on.
  2. Whilst the eggplant is in the oven prepare the sauce. In a large frying pan heat up 3 tablespoons of the oil, add the garlic and onion and cook over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes stirring often. Add the meat, mash using a fork and continue cooking for 3 more minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste and spices, stir and cook over medium/high heat for about 5 more minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. Once the eggplants have cooled a little scoop out the flesh leaving about 8 mm around the edges (you can do this using a knife and either a melon baller or a large spoon). Place the pulp, along with HALF of the sauce in a blender and whizz for a few seconds until the ingredients are well combined. Add this mixture to the remaining sauce and stir thoroughly. 
  4. Place a generous amount of the sauce inside the eggplant halves, drizzle with a little oil and bake for 40 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with freshly chopped cilantro and serve.
Recipe Notes

Tastes great the next day too!  Heat up in a microwave or enjoy cold.

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Easy Turkey Stuffed Eggplant Recipe

 

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  1. What a fabulous looking dish Monika. I adore aubergine, but sadly seem to eat them less often than I would like as the family are less keen. This totally floats my boat though, so I’ll pop over to yours for dinner!
    Thank you so much for sharing with #G2BGF xx

  2. This looks delicious and is exactly the type of recipe I’d love! I’d really like to try it out on my children who won’t eat aubergine at the moment as I think it might be able to tempt them as I know they’d love the filling. Thanks for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice!

    • Thank you Corina! My children loved the filling and didn’t really mind the aubergine in this recipe, though they usually aren’t crazy about it.

    • Thank Jacqui, I’ve been using this vegetable so much lately even my boys are warming up to it. So I’ll use it even more until they all love it as much as I do!