Tomato, Potato and Eggplant Gratin

A simple Provençal gratin that takes a bit of time to assemble. Taste even better the next day when flavors have blended.

Author:Inspired by Sunset Vegetarian, pg. 93
Yield:4 to 6 servings
Prep time: 00:45
Cook time: 01:30
Category:Main Courses


 cooking spray
1 large eggplant, sliced crosswise 1/4" thick
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 large onion
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
3 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1/4 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
2 1/2 lb. russet potatoes
to taste salt
to taste black pepper
to taste fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Spray a large shallow baking pan with cooking spray. Arrange eggplant slices in a single layer in pan and spray with more cooking spray.
  2. Broil about 4" below heat until well browned, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Turn eggplant, spray other sides. Broil until browned, about 5 to 6 more minutes. Set aside.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp. of the olive oil in a wide frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper. Cook, stirring often, until vegetables are soft but not browned (8 to 10 minutes).
  5. Stir in tomatoes, garlic, sugar, and thyme. Cook, stirring often, until tomatoes are soft (3 to 5 minutes). Set aside.
  6. Peel potatoes and thinly slice. Spread a third of the potatoes in a greased shallow 3-quart casserole. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Add half each of the eggplant and tomato sauce.
  8. Cover with a third more of the potatoes, season to taste with salt and pepper, and add remaining eggplant and tomato sauce.
  9. Top with remaining potatoes; season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle with remaining 1 tbsp.
  10. Bake in a 375 °F (180 °C) oven until potatoes are tender when pierced and top is lightly browned, about 60 to 75 minutes.
  11. Sprinkle with parsley.


Nutrition Facts

4 to 6 servings per recipe

Serving size 1 serving

Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 31mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 54g18%
Dietary Fiber
Total Sugars
Includes Added Sugars
Protein 7g

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrition in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.