Eggplant Recipes

Our recipes will show you how to grill, bake, fry and roast different types of eggplants. Find comfort dishes like eggplant parmesan, lasagna, and rollatini.

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Grilled Eggplant

Rating: 3.08 stars 147
Eggplant takes beautifully to grilling.

Vegan Eggplant Recipes

Substantial. Satisfying. Versatile. Purple. These are just a few things that we love about eggplant. It provides the perfect foundation to a vegan meal, whether you like your eggplant with Italian, Japanese, Moroccan, Thai, or Mediterranean flavors. Go ahead and dig in to our favorite vegan eggplant recipes.

Quick Moussaka

Rating: 3.16 stars 264
Our take on this classic Greek casserole uses a mixture of ricotta and feta cheeses instead of the conventional white sauce, which is made from butter, flour, and milk.

Roasted Eggplant with Basil

Rating: 3.18 stars 285
This dish goes well with grilled chicken or fish, or toss with pasta.

Eggplant Ricotta Bake

Rating: 3.12 stars 437
This eggplant ricotta bake satisfies a craving for simple comfort food.

Eggplant Rollatini

Rating: 3.83 stars 137
Bundles of lightly fried eggplant slices are filled with ricotta and smothered in tomato sauce for a bubbly, cheesy Eggplant Rollatini.

Baked-Eggplant Parmesan

Rating: 3.36 stars 2559
Choose firm, smooth eggplants for best results when making this incredible dish. We bake rather than fry ours for less mess and less fat.

Spaghetti and Eggplant "Meatballs"

Spaghetti and meatballs has multigenerational appeal, even when it goes vegetarian. A blend of eggplant and white beans provides the protein. Cheese, garlic, and oregano are the familiar-flavor agents; breadcrumbs and egg bind them together. A quick trip under the broiler browns the tops and sides, then plunk!—into the gravy they go.

Eggplant Meatball Casserole

These delicate vegetarian meatballs are lighter in texture than standard meatballs, but full of flavor. For best results, form the meatballs and let them sit in the refrigerator overnight -- this helps them firm up and makes them much easier to sear.

Roasted Eggplant

Eggplant can be roasted whole or in slices, like zucchini; toss slices on a baking sheet with olive oil, salt, and pepper before roasting. The flesh can be used in recipes such as baba ghanoush and eggplant caviar.

Tomato-Eggplant Gnocchi

A hearty but not-too-heavy, one-skillet summer dinner that's vegetarian too. Storebought gnocchi cook atop an eggplant and tomato sauce. Red pepper flakes give the dish a touch of heat that's tempered by creamy ricotta when served.

Traditional Eggplant Parmigiana

Rating: 3.68 stars 40
Layers of rich red sauce, meaty fried eggplant, and melted cheese... Are you hungry yet? Our method for eggplant parmigiana is sure to satisfy.

Inspiration and Ideas

Enjoy These Panini and Grilled Sandwich Recipes Any Time of the Day
Enjoy all kinds of warm and toasty variations on grilled cheese sandwiches and Italian panini recipes. Try croque monsieurs, grilled vegetable panini, Reubens, and more. Every sandwich and panini recipe is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite soup or salad.
Holiday Meatless Main Dish Recipes
There's no need for vegetarians to be excluded from the bountiful offerings of the holiday table. The recipes in this collection of vegetarian tarts, casseroles, and other meatless main dishes are so flavorful and satisfying, everyone will want to partake.
Eggplant Parmesan Stacks
Rating: 3.1 stars

Everyone loves these stacks of eggplant layered with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and tomato sauce.