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Cheese-y Eggplant Bake (Keto, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian)

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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.

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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:

  • Decadant
  • Tangy
  • Savory
  • Herby
  • Packed with Veggies
  • Gluten Free
  • Low Carb, one of my favorite keto vegetarian recipes

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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.

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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!

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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?

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Other Healthy Low Carb Vegetarian Recipes You’ll Love!

Make Ahead Freezer Quiche (Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Keto, Paleo options)

Scallion Scrambled Eggs (Keto, Paleo, Whole30, Vegetarian)

Garlic Mashed Turnips (Vegetarian, Keto, Low Carb, Vegan Option)

Deviled Egg Salad (Keto, Vegetarian, Low Carb, Gluten Free)

4 Ingredient Trader Joe’s Meal Prep Salad (Keto, Low Carb, Vegan Option)

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Get the Same Ingredients I Use in My Low Carb Vegetarian Eggplant Bake Recipe:

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Keto Eggplant Bake (Low Carb, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian)

The Herbeevore
A delicious and cheesy low carb casserole with fresh vegetables: eggplant, spinach, and tomato sauce. Great or a main dish, vegetarian dinner, or keto side dish!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Dinner, keto, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6



  • 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.
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