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Low Carb Eggplant Bake Recipe (Keto Vegetarian Meal)

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This irresistible cheesy eggplant bake recipe is one of my favorite keto and low carb vegetarian meals. Packed with hearty vegetables: eggplant, spinach, and tomatoes, its great to make ahead or meal prep!  A perfect side dish or a vegetarian keto dinner.

This delicious eggplant bake is made by layering roasted eggplant, tomato sauce, cheese, and spices. It’s great to enjoy by itself, or serve alongside your favorite protein.

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This simple and easy eggplant bake recipe is a delicious, flavorful, and comforting side dish. 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. You won’t miss the meat in this simple vegetable bake with crispy roasted eggplant, tomato sauce, and low carb cheese.

This Low Carb Vegetable Cheese Bake Recipe Is:

  • Decadent
  • 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 don’t 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 favorite 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 tasty 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.

Browse all our meal prep recipes, to 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 kind of 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?

See the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts and recipe instructions!

  • Low Carb Tomato Sauce: I like to make my own tomato sauce most of the time without added sugar or spices. You can also find low carb options at the store!
  • Eggplant: thinly sliced
  • Fresh garlic
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Spinach
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Sea Salt
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Low Carb Eggplant Bake (Vegetarian)

Kelly Jensen
This irresistible cheesy eggplant bake recipe is one of my favorite keto and low carb vegetarian meals. Packed with hearty vegetables: eggplant, spinach, and tomatoes, its great to make ahead or meal prep!  Great as a side dish or a vegetarian keto dinner.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dinner, keto, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6
Calories 265 kcal


  • 2 eggplants sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black 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 9×9 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.


Calories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 15gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 1343mgPotassium: 901mgFiber: 4gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 1530IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 330mgIron: 2mg
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