Easy Eggplant Recipes

There are many ways to cook with eggplant: fried, baked, grilled and even as a substitute for meat. Explore some of our favorite techniques to use on this versatile and delicious fruit!
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There are many ways to cook with eggplant: fried, baked, grilled and even as a substitute for meat. Explore some of our favorite techniques to use on this versatile and delicious fruit!

Linguine with Eggplant Ragout

This elegant, meatless main course makes a great special-occasion supper for vegetarians.

Linguine with Eggplant Ragout

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Grilled Chicken and Eggplant Stacks

Rach's Tip: Leave the skin on half of the eggplant -- it gives the dish great color and texture.

Corn and Salsa Grilled Chicken and Eggplant Stacks with Fire-Roasted Tomato Sauce Tortilla Soup

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Eggplant Roll-Ups

Store-bought ingredients make this delicious weeknight dinner quick and affordable!

Eggplant Roll-Ups

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Ratatouille Riggies

Pan-fried zucchini slices dress up this easy, family-style Eggplant Marinara with Rigatoni.

Ratatouille Riggies: Eggplant Marinara with Rigatoni and Zucchini

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Spice-Grilled Eggplant & Feta Pizzas

Pizza on the grill gets toasty and caramelized with all those classic charcoal flavors.

Spice-Grilled Eggplant, Feta & Spinach Pizzas

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Grilled Eggplant Subs

This is a handheld meal jam packed with color and flavor!

Grilled Eggplant Subs with Mozzarella and Tomato Jam

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Grilled Ratatouille Boats

Make zucchini boats in a flash by scooping out the seeds and a bit of flesh from the center for a hallowed-out shell that can be stuffed and grilled or baked in the oven.

Grilled Ratatouille Boats

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Moussaka

We've cut this rich Greek casserole down to size.

Moussaka

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Eggplant Cacciatore Sandwiches

Garlic bread makes the perfect vessel for these ooey, gooey Italian heroes.

Eggplant Cacciatore Sandwiches

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Baked Eggplant and Zucchini

Make this 5-ingredient dish in no time!

Baked Eggplant and Zucchini

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Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna

Instead of frying breaded eggplant in oil, we layered sliced eggplant with lasagna noodles to combine two favorite Italian-American dishes.

Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna

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Glazed Eggplant with Sesame Seeds

An Asian-inspired snack, great for appetizers or entertaining.

Glazed Eggplant with Sesame Seeds and Chives

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Sweet-and-Sour Eggplant Bruschetta

The classic tomato-basil combo gets an eggplant makeover!

Sweet-and-Sour Eggplant Bruschetta

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Baba Ghanoush

This easy Middle Eastern eggplant spread is best eaten with fresh pita bread.

Baba Ghanoush

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Grilled Caponata with Charred Bread

Make sure to get a good char on the veggies for a healthy and flavorful spread.

Grilled Caponata with Charred Bread

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Cavatelli with Sausage & Eggplant

Saffron adds a rich sweetness to this hearty dish.

Cavatelli with Sausage, Eggplant and Saffron Cream

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Stuffed Eggplant Steaks

Firm yet buttery, eggplant holds up well when filled and grilled, and it's a good source of fiber, too!

Stuffed Eggplant Steaks

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Ratatouille Wraps

A French side dish is made into a meal with whole-wheat wraps and creamy goat cheese.

Ratatouille Wraps

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Eggplant Raviolini Soup

This is a soup-version of Rachael's favorite Pasta alla Norma.

Eggplant Raviolini Soup

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Cheesy Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches

Salty prosciutto and creamy jarlsberg cheese are the perfect accompaniments to eggplant and grilled bread.

Cheesy Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches

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