15 Easy Eggplant Recipes
The incredibly versatile eggplant works in everything from Italian to Asian recipes. Bonus: It makes a tasty substitute for meat, too.
Eggplant and Tofu Stir-Fry
Add a sliced chili to this vegetarian stir-fry for a boost of heat.
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Eggplant Parmesan Rollatini
Give eggplant parmesan a twist—literally—by rolling the ricotta mixture inside each pre-baked eggplant slice before topping with marinara sauce and freshly grated mozzarella. It has all the cheesy, sauce-y goodness you’d expect from lasagna, but without the heaviness of pasta noodles. Bake until browned and bubbly, then serve warm to guests.
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Eggplant Pasta Salad
This picnic-ready salad is loaded with ingredients that pack a punch, including capers, pine nuts, and sautéed tomatoes and eggplant.
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Spicy Eggplant With Cauliflower and Basil
Red curry paste provides the heat in an Asian-inspired vegetarian meal.
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Curried Eggplant With Tomatoes and Basil
Eggplant Lasagna With Herbed Ricotta and Asiago
Broiled eggplant slices stand in for traditional noodles in this meatless make-ahead dish.
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Penne With Tomatoes, Eggplant, and Mozzarella
Instead of basil, sprinkle with fresh mint for an unexpected hint of cool, tingly flavor.
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Bulgur Wheat Salad With Tomato and Eggplant
Nutty and nutritious, bulgur bulks up this simple side dish with tender slices of baked eggplant.
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Halibut With Grilled Eggplant Salad
For a no-fuss meal, grill the fish and eggplant together, then drizzle with a no-cook dressing of rice vinegar, ginger, jalapeño, and soy sauce.
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Fettuccine With Spinach, Ricotta, and Grilled Eggplant
The ricotta will soften a little as it comes into contact with the warm pasta, adding a little creaminess to the final dish.
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For a fun alternative to salsa or hummus, serve this dip made from roasted eggplant, onion, garlic, and parsley.
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Tortellini With Eggplant and Peppers
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Grilled Eggplant Provolone
Eggplant halves become the main attraction when grilled and topped with melted, bubbly provolone cheese.
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Roasted Baby Eggplant
Stuff the eggplant with lemons, garlic, and oregano to allow their pungent flavors to permeate the entire dish.
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This rustic French classic is chock-full of healthy summer veggies, including zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, and—of course—eggplant.
Get the recipe: Ratatouille