cook with kids recipe: eggplant hasselback

when i see the Tasty videos, i can’t help but feel confident – i can do it! such was the feeling when I saw the video for eggplant hasselback. now i am no fan of eggplant but i love caprese. it also looked so easy and beautiful that it kinda called out for me to make it. SO WORTH IT!

even better is that it was easy for the little one to help make it – almost independently. learning to layer, seeing patterns, finding columns. is it math? is it cooking? it’s all good and delicious too!

cooking tools

  • baking dish


  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • tomato, sliced
  • mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • basil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • chives, minced
  • olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated


preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

cut eggplant lengthwise, keeping it connected at the stem. in a baking dish, place marinara sauce and spread to cover the bottom. place the eggplant directly on the sauce.

slice the tomato and mozzarella into thin slices. alternate tomatoes, basil, and cheese in each eggplant slice. sprinkle salt, pepper and cover with foil and bake for 50 minutes until eggplant is tender.

cut into your desired piece, sprinkle parmesan on top and enjoy!

resource: Eggplant Hassleback from Tasty on Buzzfeed

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