Turkey-Stuffed Eggplant

Turkey-Stuffed Eggplant

Turkey-stuffed eggplant. 

Becky Luigart–Stayner


2 medium eggplants
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter
1 pound mushrooms, diced
2 onions, diced
2 cups leftover diced cooked turkey
1/4 cup dry white wine
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup shredded cheese
chopped fresh oregano, for garnish


Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Grease a baking sheet.

Cut eggplants in half lengthwise and carefully scoop out pulp. Dice pulp and set aside.

In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add diced eggplant pulp, mushrooms, and onions and sauté for 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft. Add turkey and stir to blend. Add wine and season with salt and pepper.

Spoon mixture into eggplant shells, mounding it above the shell rims, if necessary. Place shells on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 15 minutes. Garnish with oregano.


Makes 4 servings.

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Does the cooked stuffing mixture contain apples? In the photo it looks like there are apple pieces.

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The Editors's picture

Hi, Mark. What you are seeing in the photo is the eggplant that you scoop out and chop.

Cooking time?

Do you scoop the pulp from raw eggplant? Haven’t tried it. Wondering if 15 minutes is long enough cooking time to roast the raw eggplant?

stuffed eggplant recipe

The Editors's picture

Hi, Donald. Yes, after you slice open the raw eggplant you scoop it out and dice it into small pieces. After cooking it for 15 minutes in the pan, note that you then bake it for 15 more minutes.

what kind of cheese & shredded or grated?

sounds like a great recipe . But.. (see the subject line)

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The Editors's picture

Hi, Richard. This recipe comes from an older cooking magazine we published called Cooking Fresh. The link at the top used to take you to our store where you could buy it. Thanks for pointing this out so we could fix it. And the recipe is quite good–while promoting the recipe collection we made it several times. Wholesome and delicious! We hope you enjoy it, too.