5 Easy Roasted Eggplant Recipes That Everyone Will Love
Not only are these roasted eggplant dishes easy to make, they're also super tasty.
I have a secret to tell you. You may or may not already know that eggplant is a nutrition-packed vegetable, versatile enough to be the star of the show in Asian stir fries, Italian parmesans, and dips like baba ganoush, but did you know that you can use arguably the simplest cooking method, roasting, to completely transform the humble eggplant?
Roasted eggplant takes on a melty, creamy quality that is somehow both crisp and tender at the same time. If you are using eggplants that have been sitting around for a while or are on the larger side, toss the eggplant slices generously in salt, let them sit, for an hour, then rinse under cool water right before cooking. This will draw out any bitter liquids and ensure that your roasted eggplant is as luscious as it deserves to be in all these roasted eggplant recipes.
In this Asian-inspired recipe, the eggplants roast at high heat, making the outside skin crispy and the inside succulent. The rich miso dressing gives it a salty umami flavor that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. Serve alongside a piece of fish or meat for an easy and impressive meal.
Get the recipe: Roasted Eggplant With Miso and Sesame Seeds
Who doesn’t love pasta salad? Salty olives and feta cheese combined with fresh tomatoes, chewy pasta, and tender cubes of roasted eggplant make this the perfect satisfying and healthy lunch or dinner. The longer it sits, the more the flavors meld together, so make extra and eat well all week long!
Get the recipe: Roasted Eggplant and Olive Pasta Salad
Serve this creamy roasted eggplant dip with pita chips, crudité or tortilla chips for a party-pleasing dish. The base of roasted eggplant is fairly versatile, so feel free to play around with the spices to achieve a different flavor profile depending on what else is on your menu.
Get the recipe: Roasted Eggplant Dip
This roasted eggplant recipe is perfect for baby, fairy, or just smaller eggplants. Roasting the eggplant with both lemon slices and juice gives this dish a fresh burst.
Get the recipe: Roasted Baby Eggplant
This casserole is comfort food at its finest. Roasting eggplant slices before rolling them with cheese, herbs, and topping with a blanket of marinara and more cheese leads to a dish that is somehow as elegant as it is gooey and indulgent.
Get the recipe: Eggplant Parmesan Rollatini