Eggplants Recipes

Recipes with eggplant, an underappreciated vegetable, are worth your while—mostly because you can do ’em your way! Sauteed, fried, roasted or grilled, there’s a recipe for you.

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17 Healthy Eggplant Recipes You Need to Try

Need a tasty way to use your farmers market finds? From comforting ratatouille to creamy baba ganoush, these healthy eggplant recipes are packed with flavor.

Baba Ganoush

1 review

Baba ganoush (also spelled baba ghanoush or baba ghanouj) is a Lebanese dip made with roasted eggplant. It's typically served...


Moussaka

Moussaka is traditionally made with lamb, but I often use ground beef instead. The recipe looks a bit daunting, but...


Eggplant Parmesan Sliders

1 review

These party-ready eggplant parmesan sliders are easy for guests to grab (and are vegetarian-friendly!). The lemon-ricotta spread really adds a...


Vegetable Couscous Salad

1 review

This salad is great as a side with any kind of grilled meat or fish. If you want to serve...

Eggplant Roll-Ups

2 reviews

We love these easy Italian eggplant roll-ups stuffed with creamy ricotta and spinach. The fact that they are vegetarian is...


Pressure-Cooker Caponata

1 review

This Italian eggplant dip preps quickly and actually gets better as it stands. Serve it warm or at room temperature....

Slow-Cooker Caponata

2 reviews

This Italian eggplant dip preps quickly and actually gets better as it stands. Serve it warm or at room temperature....


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Air-Fryer Eggplant Fries

3 reviews

My kids love these air-fryer fries, and I like that they're healthy. Coated with Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese and garlic...


Slow-Cooked Ratatouille

1 review

I get my son to eat eggplant by cooking it low and slow in this classic French veggie dish. A...


Grilled Eggplant Pepper Sandwiches

8 reviews

I love eggplant! These savory, filling sandwiches give the vegetable new meaning. One bite, and you're hooked. Even my grandchildren...

Veggie-Stuffed Eggplant

4 reviews

Ruby Williams writes from Bogalusa, Louisiana, "For years, I cooked for my late husband and our five children. Now it's...


Eggplant Parmesan

20 reviews

We really like eggplant and would rather have it baked than fried. This can be served as a side dish...


One-Pan Tuscan Ravioli

3 reviews

Sometimes I use chickpeas instead of cannellini beans, grated Asiago or Provolone instead of Parmesan, and all zucchini if I...


Roasted Eggplant Spread

8 reviews

Black pepper and garlic perk up this out-of-the-ordinary spread that hits the spot on a crisp cracker or toasted bread...


Basil Polenta with Ratatouille

4 reviews

For our wedding reception, we wanted to provide a vegan menu to our guests. Not one complained; they raved about...

Summer Bounty Ratatouille

Make use of your garden's surplus with this comforting dish from the Provence region of France. It's a vegetable dish...


Eggplant Dip

Garlic and a host of herbs pleasantly season this savory spread. It's a "must" on my holiday menu because I...


Grilled Eggplant with Feta relish

2 reviews

I created this impressive light side dish for my vegetarian friends. It’s easy, fast and a standout recipe for company....


Mamma’s Caponata

5 reviews

This is fabulous as an appetizer, but you can easily turn it into a meal. Instead of having it on...


Beefy Eggplant Parmigiana

9 reviews

I developed this recipe one summer when my husband grew eggplant in the garden. I was thrilled when it won...


Ratatouille Pizza Potpies

1 review

A homemade bread crust covers a bubbly, Italian-style stew featuring pizza sauce, vegetables and cheese. The individual pies are so...


Microwaved Italian Eggplant

If you're trying to cut back on meat, you'll appreciate this main dish from Joan Donahue of Bensalem, Pennsylvania. The...


Auntie Ann’s Eggplant Relish

1 review

"THIS IS my favorite of Auntie Ann's dishes, and one that I enjoy making, too! Only difference is, my aunt...


Grilled Italian Eggplant Slices

6 reviews

What a fabulous way to dress up eggplant! Piled high with herbs, cheese and fresh tomatoes, this fail-proof, grilled side...

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Grilled Eggplant Pita Pizzas

2 reviews

We grow eggplants and love to use them for our special pizza. Grilling adds robust flavor to the crust, veggies...


Eggplant Flatbread Pizzas

2 reviews

I'm now a professional chef, but I loved making this recipe for the family on Friday nights as a home...


Slow-Cooker Ratatouille

11 reviews

Not only does this classic recipe make a phenomenal side dish, you can also serve it with sliced French bread...


Grilled Veggie Sandwiches

4 reviews

Get a grip on lunch! Here's a fun recipe for using up those summer garden veggies. Meat-eaters won't even miss...


Spicy Grilled Eggplant

5 reviews

This side goes well with any meat you might also be grilling. Thanks to the Cajun seasoning, the zesty eggplant...


Eggplant Casserole

14 reviews

With lots of vegetables, this good-for-you eggplant casserole is low in calories, but full of flavor. I make it often...