Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Layered White Bean and Vegetable Bake

Do you ever have leftover half eaten vegetables in your fridge that you have no idea what to do with?  I threw this little veggie bake together after scowling through my fridge/panty and not finding much inspiration.  

I just grabbed an oval pyrex dish and started layering slices of my leftover veggies:  eggplant, red onion, tomatoes, spinach, and white cannellini beans.  I was able to fit about two layers of each in my pyrex.  Then I topped the layered concoction with a some parmesan for a little indulgence.

Day 1:  I served the veggie bake with toasted pita bread (as pictured)
Day 2: I topped with a couple sunny-side up eggs 

It was a pretty delicious and healthy way to eat my leftover veggies.  See my recipe following the break below.

Layered White Bean and Vegetable Bake
Serves 2

1/2 Medium Size Eggplant sliced in 1/4" thick slices
1 - 2 Hothouse Tomatoes sliced into 1/4" thick slices
1/2 Red Onion sliced into 1/4" thick slices
Couple Big Handfuls of Spinach
1 Can Cannellini Bean rinsed
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Herbs de Provence - couple pinches

Preheat oven to 375˚F.  Using a medium size pyrex dish start layering your veggies (my layers proceeded as follows:  eggplant, onion, tomato, spinach, then beans).  After each layer add some extra Virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Only after the bean layer add a pinch of Herbs de Provence.  After two layers of each your dish should be quite full.  Grate on some parmesan cheese and bake for about 40 - 45 minutes or until cooked through.  Serve with a couple of sunny side up eggs or toasted/salted pita bread.  I also ate mine with hot sauce, fyi.


  1. THANK YOU!! I can't wait to try this! It looks fantastic!!

  2. My goodness this looks terrific. I LOVE white beans in anything.

  3. Oh yeah, this sounds so good! Now I know what to do with the leftover veggies in the crisper drawer =)

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