a light side dish perfect for summer

Few ingredients allow you to prepare an amazing side dish like aubergines au gratin. Here is the perfect recipe for summer.

With the first heat, the desire to spend hours in the kitchen begins to diminish and we begin to look for tasty but quick summer recipes to bring to the table. Among these, the au gratin aubergines stand out, one of the Side Dishes par excellence, perfect to be enjoyed even at room temperature. It’s really enough to prepare them a handful of ingredientsusually present in the pantry, and after a few minutes in the oven they are ready to be enjoyed.

We want to offer you baked aubergines with breadcrumbs, cheese and cherry tomatoes, because they are the simplest and tastiest. In fact, it will be enough to add fresh chopped aromatic herbs (il parsley is perfect), a slice of garlic and a drizzle of oil and your gratin is ready. Let’s find out together all the photo steps to prepare the baked aubergines au gratin and the video recipe.

Grated aubergines
Grated aubergines

How to prepare the aubergine gratin recipe

Cut eggplant

1. First, wash your eggplantremove the ends and cut them into slices of half a centimeter thick.

Arrange the aubergines on the tray and season them

2. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, season them with a pinch of sale and a round of olio.

Stuffing for au gratin aubergines

3. In a bowl, add the cheese, breadcrumbs, a finely chopped clove of garlic (optional), the chopped parsley and the well-washed and chopped cherry tomatoes.

Mix filling for eggplant gratin
Mix filling for eggplant gratin

4. Mix well, add a few spoonfuls of oil, salt and pepper and give one last stir. You will have to obtain a moist but not wet mixture, for this reason you can, if necessary, add a little more breadcrumbs.

Finish the aubergines au gratin and cook them

5. Now turn on the oven at 200°C and bring it to temperature, in the meantime distribute the breading on the aubergines and cook for about 20 minutes.

That’s it: your aubergine side dish is ready to be served, hot or at room temperature.

We invite you however, try our other recipes with aubergines, you will surely find the one that’s right for you!


The aubergines au gratin can be kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2-3 days. We advise you to consume them after bringing them back to room temperature.

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