This irresistible cheesy eggplant bake is one of my favorite keto and low carb vegetarian recipes. Packed healthy vegetables: eggplant, spinach, and tomatoes, its great to make ahead or meal prep! Great as a side dish or a vegetarian keto dinner.
This recipe is EVERYTHING. I made it for eggplant and non-eggplant lovers alike, and it won a resounding two thumbs up from everyone! This low carb vegetarian dinner casserole is a fantastic savory dish that is sure to please even the pickiest eaters around.
This Low Carb Vegetable Cheese Bake Recipe Is:
- Packed with Veggies
- Gluten Free
- Low Carb, one of my favorite keto vegetarian recipes
Its basically like a hot, cheesy, eggplant lasagna – the layers of soft baked eggplant melt into the bubbly cheese. You can make your own marinara or tomato sauce for this (I always always do!) or use this fantastic low carb tomato sauce if you dont have homemade.
I love a good high protein lasagna with regular noodles, but when I’m watching my carbs this is one of my go-to recipes to make for dinner. It’s one of those fantastic low carb vegetarian recipes I keep coming back to.
This is a favorite recipe around our homestead – great for dinners, entertaining, holidays, or just a Monday night (perfect for Meatless Mondays)! Its one of my fave low carb and keto vegetarian recipes to make.
Keto Meal Prep Vegetarian Recipes
You can easily meal prep this keto and low carb vegetable casserole recipe by following the below recipe and dividing it into a few equal portions to enjoy throughout the week. I love having a healthy homemade meal ready in my fridge during the busy weekdays. By meal prepping this recipe, you can cook once and have perfectly portioned meals ready to go. I rely heavily on meal prepping and created a whole section of the site to recipes you can meal prep, batch cook, or make ahead. Heat + eat, you’re all set!
And it comes together in under an hour, so its great for a quick weeknight meal. I made this for my dad when he came to visit, and as a 100% meat-and-potatoes kinda guy, he LOVED it. He raved about it so much we ended up making it twice that visit 🙂
What’s In This Vegetarian Low Carb Casserole Recipe?
- Low Carb Tomato Sauce: I like to make my own tomato sauce most of the time, but this fantastic low carb tomato sauce has a fraction of the sugar that normal jarred sauces do!
- Eggplant: thinly sliced
- Olive Oil: I like to use this delicious Zoe olive oil which has a fantastic flavor and deep color- it’s really inexpensive online here, so I keep a few liters stocked up in my pantry. For the quality of oil you get, it’s an excellent value, I would highly recommend!
- Garlic: I use fresh garlic when I have it, and this great jarred organic garlic when I don’t have fresh. It’s actually super convenient to have pre-chopped garlic on hand for quick and easy meal prep.
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Parmesan Cheese
- Pink Himalayan Sea Salt: I like to use a pink Himalayan Sea Salt in my kitchen, which has more natural minerals than plain processed table salt. It’s fairly inexpensive, so I’d recommend this salt if you’re looking for an easy way to level up your spice pantry.
- Tellicherry Black Pepper: Like the salt, it’s amazing the flavor difference you can get with really good tellicherry black pepper. This pepper is the same price is buying pre-ground, and has a million times more flavor! I use these really great tellicherry peppercorns, which I would definitely recommend.
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Keto Eggplant Bake (Low Carb, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian)
- 2 eggplants sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 4 cups tomato sauce BEST homemade sauce recipe here!
- 2 cup fresh mozzarella cheese cubed
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
- Slice eggplant into 1/2 inch slices, and place on baking sheet. Pour the 2 tablespoons olive oil and salt and pepper over the eggplant, and toss to coat. Bake for 20 minutes until eggplant is soft, flipping halfway through.
- In a 9x9 glass baking dish, layer the tomato sauce, eggplant, fresh mozzarella cheese, and spinach into 2 or 3 layers. Top with shredded parmesan cheese.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until cheese becomes bubbly.