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
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
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
This dish goes well with grilled chicken or fish, or toss with pasta.

Eggplant Ricotta Bake

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

Eggplant Rollatini

Rating: 3.83 stars
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
Choose firm, smooth eggplants. We bake rather than fry ours for less mess and less fat.


Rating: 3.59 stars
This hearty country dish from the Provence region of France is an easy mix of seasonal vegetables, garlic, and olive oil.

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.

Ravioli with Roasted Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Capers

This easy weeknight riff on pasta alla Norma upgrades store-bought cheese ravioli by tossing it with a mix of roasted eggplant, cherry tomatoes, shallots, and capers.

Lighter Eggplant Parmesan

Rating: 3.17 stars
Baked eggplant and a healthier bechamel sauce match up in an Italian classic made virtuous. In this lighter recipe, the cheeses are on top, instead of in layers, with a creamy pink sauce underneath.

Tian Provencal With Polenta

When it comes to radiating warmth at the dinner table, nothing beats a meal-in-one casserole. What's more, this dish can be assembled a day ahead, goes straight from the oven to the table, and offers help-yourself allure in abundance.

Inspiration and Ideas

Nobu's Eggplant with Miso

A savory-sweet miso sauce (which you'll also find on Nobu's black cod) is spread on fried halved Japanese eggplants, then broiled to golden perfection.