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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 level of flavor to these delicious bites. —Debbie Glasscock, Conway, Arkansas

Air-Fryer Eggplant Fries

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


Baked Veggie Cups

These colorful veggie cups are not only tasty, but they also pack in a surprising amount of nutrition! The addition...


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

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


Slow-Cooker Caponata

1 review

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

Tomato Eggplant Bake

18 reviews

Cheesy and delicious, this casserole features a crisp crumb topping. It's a good meatless entree for a summer-time meal.—Faye Wortman,...


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...


Eggplant Dip

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


Grilled Mediterranean Eggplant & Tomato Salad

A friend of mine served a delicious grilled eggplant salad when she had me over for dinner, and I was...

Veggie-Stuffed Eggplant

3 reviews

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


Vegetable-Stuffed Eggplant

2 reviews

A friend of mine who raised eggplant shared this recipe with me. This fast and delicious side will compliment most...


Grilled Vegetable Ranch Salad

We’re thrilled when the garden starts providing the goodies needed for this simple salad. It’s wonderful alongside grilled salmon or...


Crispy Eggplant Bruschetta

1 review

One word describes this summer appetizer..."wonderful"! The crispy exterior of the tender eggplant slices and the robust taste of tomato...


Eggplant Parmesan

19 reviews

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

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...


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...


Pasta with Eggplant Sauce

This was my mother's recipe and is a nice way to incorporate eggplant into a meal. The thick, chunky sauce...


Rustic Summer Vegetable Pasta

10 reviews

My veggie pasta proves you can’t have too much of a good thing. Feel free to change it up with...


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...


Slow-Cooker Ratatouille

9 reviews

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


Contest-Winning Eggplant Parmesan

40 reviews

Because my recipe calls for baking the eggplant instead of frying it, it’s much healthier than other parmesans! The prep...


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...

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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...


Eggplant & Zucchini Rollatini

19 reviews

Someone at the table is bound to praise your rollatini dish, then ask what the heck it is. Your simple...


Eggplant-Portobello Sandwich Loaf

2 reviews

This grilled sandwich from our Test Kitchen uses fresh eggplant and tasty marinara to make a hearty dinner sandwich for...


Stuffed Eggplant Dip

This dip is popular with family and friends, especially when we can feature our homegrown vegetables. Serving it in eggplant...


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...


Baked Eggplant Italiano

1 review

“When my husband I decided that we wanted to lose weight, I created this main dish as a downsized substitute...