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Eggplant Casserole for Passover


Even eggplant-haters have fallen in love with this dish.

The traditional Passover diet of no leaven is hard on anyone, but for vegans, this eight days can be a bit of a nightmare. Enter the eggplant casserole: eggplants, onions, peppers and tomato sauce do all the heavy lifting for this satisfying, kosher of Passover, vegan dish. 


1 large onion

3 Tablespoons oil

1 medium eggplant, peeled and then cut into cubes

1/4 cup diced green pepper

11 oz tomato-mushroom sauce (or any jarred Kosher for Passover sauce you want)

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 large tomatoes, diced

1 1/2 cups matzah farfel (don’t cringe, just wait!)


Saute onions in oil until tender. Combine onions, eggplant, green pepper, tomato-mushroom sauce,  and seasoning. Cook, covered, for 15 min or until eggplant is tender. Stir in tomatoes. Alternately layer vegetable mixture and farfel, beginning and ending with the vegetable mixture in a 2 quart baking dish (I use the 9 x 13 size).

Bake at 350 uncovered for 25 min.

For more of Mayim’s vegan Passover recipes, check out her

mini potato kugels


chocolate truffle pie




Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik blogs about parenting and Judaism on Kveller. She is best known for her current role as Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS' The Big Bang Theory, as well as her lead role in the 1990s NBC sitcom Blossom. She is the grandchild of immigrants from Eastern Europe and the mother of two young boys. She is the founder of GrokNation.

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