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Oven-Roasted Eggplant

Oven-Roasted Eggplant

I enjoy multiple variations of this yummy recipe. Some of my finishing options: 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves; a drizzle of fresh lemon juice; parsley, chives or green onions; a drizzle of honey and chopped, fresh rosemary; a drizzle of good quality aged balsamic vinegar; a dollop of yogurt.


  • 1 1/2 pounds eggplant (2 medium)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 420°F.

Step 2

Line a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper.

Step 3

Cut the eggplant into large cubes, about 1 1/4 inch. Place in a large bowl, drizzle with the oil, and season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Toss well, spread on the sheet pan, roast 20 minutes. Turn, roast for a further 10 minutes – the edges should be caramelized, soft inside, but not shriveled up and dismal.

Step 5

Transfer to a serving plate. Delicious served plain, but see above for some finishing options.

Serves 4 — Recipe adapted from