chicken meatballs, eggplant & goat cheese bake & tj’s polenta provencale

23 Jun

i’m always looking for different ways to cook eggplant — hoping one day to find one i’ll LOVE 🙂  i came upon this recipe and thought it was different since it had goat cheese!  i love goat cheese!   but what to serve it with?  asked the husband and he wasn’t enthused at all about an eggplant goat cheese bake — so i made the yummy chicken meatballs and some tj’s polenta provencale!  the eggplant bake was pretty good especially the goat cheese!  i wish the eggplant was less mushy though!




5-6 thin eggplants, sliced into ¼″ thick sliceds
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 – 1 ½ c. medium sized tomatoes, chopped into 1″ cubes
4 oz. goat cheese
1/3 c. basil, roughly chopped
½ c. olive oil (or more) for drizzling
Kosher Salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
  2. In a 13×9 baking dish layer the sliced eggplants, overlapping if necessary. Drizzle a little of the olive oil over the eggplants and gently toss them to coat. Scatter the garlic over the eggplant. Then scatter the tomatoes evenly over the eggplant.
  3. Crumble the goat cheese with a knife or your fingers and scatter it over the tomatoes.  Then scatter the basil on top.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the eggplant is softened and the cheese is slightly melted. Serve hot.



3 Responses to “chicken meatballs, eggplant & goat cheese bake & tj’s polenta provencale”


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