This eggplant timbale, a classic Italian dish, is made with pasta, sausage, beef, peas, and smoked mozzarella encapsulated in an eggplant casing. It’s worth every minute of effort.
When my family and I made trips back to Italy to visit my grandfather’s family in Naples, his sisters often made one of these impressive timbales. It looked a bit plain on the outside, but when you cut into it, it was always filled with a delicious mixture, and as a kid I thought it was just so cool. I still do.–Giada De Laurentiis
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- 45 M
- 1 H, 25 M
- 4 to 6 servings
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Recipe Testers Reviews
If you’re into eggplant as I am, you’ll love this dish. The cheeses, combined with the pasta, sausage, eggplant, and Marsala wine, taste rich and delicious. It’s really like eating eggplant parmesan. It also makes a great presentation, especially when you cut a slice.
This dish is pure comfort food. Oozing with cheesy goodness and pleasant smokiness from the grilled eggplant, it’s a delicious dish that would work well for family dinners as well as company. Despite the cosmetic problems I had the first time I made it, I would definitely make it again.