17 Scrumptious Baked Eggplant Recipes
These baked eggplant recipes are hearty, healthy and delicious. And since they all skip the deep frying, you can afford to take seconds!
Because my recipe calls for baking the eggplant instead of frying it, unlike most eggplant Parmesan recipes, it’s much healthier! It takes a little extra time, but the Italian flavors and rustic elegance are well worth it. —Laci Hooten, McKinney, Texas
I loaded all the fresh produce I could find into this speedy chicken dinner. Serve it on its own or over pasta. —Judy Armstrong, Prairieville, Louisiana
Fresh summer vegetables are paired with lean pork and tasty Greek olives for a healthy and quick dinner that’s great for family or friends. —Judy Armstrong, Prairieville, Louisiana
My kids love this snack—and I like that it’s healthy. Coated with Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese and garlic salt, these veggie sticks are broiled, not fried, so there’s no guilt when you crunch into them. —Mary Murphy, Atwater, California
We always have a large summer garden where lots of produce lingers into fall. That’s when we harvest our onion, bell pepper, tomatoes and eggplant, the main ingredient of this dish. This recipe turns Cajun with the Holy Trinity (onion, celery and bell pepper), shrimp and red pepper flakes. —Barbara Hahn, Park Hills, Missouri
Black pepper and garlic perk up this out-of-the-ordinary spread that hits the spot on a crisp cracker or toasted bread slice. —Barbara McCalley, Allison Park, Pennsylvania.
If you want your kids to happily eat their eggplant, serve it in this lovely layered casserole. Our whole family enjoys it. Always a popular potluck item, it’s a great company dish, as well. —Carol Mieske, Red Bluff, California
Someone at the table is bound to praise your rollatini dish, then ask what the heck it is. Your simple answer: thin slices of eggplant that are lightly breaded and fried, covered with cheeses, rolled up, topped with tangy tomato sauce and baked. —Andrea Rivera, Westbury, New York
It’s hard to resist a big scoop of this comforting casserole with its fluffy mashed potato topping. Eggplant, lamb and ground turkey complement each other nicely in the stick-to-your-ribs filling. —Sharon Ann McGray, San Francisco, California
When I lived in Florida, I went to a dinner at a friend’s home. His Greek wife served a beautiful and delicious side dish that she called an “eggplant fan” and shared the recipe with me. While I’ve made her version many times with great success, I was inspired by the movie Ratatouille and created this version. —Joe Sherwood, Tryon, Nebraska
Here’s a healthy version of a restaurant classic that you can easily make at home. Our recipe has 300 fewer calories and half the fat and sodium of typical eggplant Parmesan. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
These veggie-stuffed mushrooms are so hearty, meat eaters in the house won’t feel left out. A beautiful entrée, it’s bursting with color, taste and texture. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan