50 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 (yes, it's a fruit!).
Beef & Eggplant Ragu with Rigatoni
In this 30-Minute Meal, eggplant and ground beef come together to make a hearty and decadent pasta sauce. Don't forget the ricotta!
Recipe: Try our Beef & Eggplant Ragu with Rigatoni
Roasted Curried Eggplant with Yogurt & Raisins
You've never had eggplant like this before! This easy recipe makes a great app, side dish, or even a meatless main course.
Recipe: Try our Roasted Curried Eggplant with Yogurt & Raisins
Stack 'em up! Made with layers of grilled eggplant and mozz, this Caprese-inspired dish will taste great long after tomato season ends.
Recipe: Try our Eggplant Stacks
Linguine with Eggplant Ragout
This elegant, meatless main course makes a great special-occasion supper for vegetarians.
Recipe: Try our Linguine with Eggplant Ragout
Eggplant is a staple in Asian cuisine and plays well with classic flavors like sesame, soy sauce, and fresh ginger.
Recipe: Try our Sesame-Honey Eggplant
Crispy Eggplant with Honey & Rosemary
This popular 30-Minute Meal is a great idea for tapas night, but it also works well as an appetizer or main course!
Recipe: Try Rachael's Crispy Eggplant with Garlic & Rosemary
Ziti & Sweet-but-Hot Sauce with Sausage & Eggplant
By leaving half the skin on and taking half of it off, you'll get lots of texture variation in this easy, meaty eggplant sauce.
Recipe: Try our Ziti & Sweet-but-Hot Sauce with Sausage & Eggplant
Eggplant with Garlic Sauce
Garlic lovers, this one's for you. You're just five ingredients away from this easy Asian-inspired side!
Recipe: Try our Eggplant with Garlic Sauce
Shakshuka is traditionally made with tomatoes, but this version layers in eggplant too for an extra hit of veggies.
Recipe: Try our Eggplant Shakshuka
Charred Eggplant with Tomato-Kalamata Vinaigrette
Fire up the grill to make this barbecue-ready side dish.
Recipe: Try our Charred Eggplant with Tomato-Kalamata Vinaigrette
Grilled Chicken and Eggplant Stacks
Rach's Tip: Leave the skin on half of the eggplant — it gives the dish great color and texture.
Recipe: Try our Grilled Chicken & Eggplant Stacks
Cheesy Vegetable Tart
Zucchini, eggplant, onions, and plenty of cheese. What more could you want?
Recipe: Try our Cheesy Vegetable Tart
Store-bought ingredients make this delicious weeknight dinner quick and affordable!
Recipe: Try our Eggplant Roll-Ups
Pan-fried zucchini slices dress up this easy, family-style Eggplant Marinara with Rigatoni.
Recipe: Try our Ratatouille Riggies
Spice-Grilled Eggplant & Feta Pizzas
Pizza on the grill gets toasty and caramelized with all those classic charcoal flavors.
Recipe: Try our Spice-Grilled Eggplant & Feta Pizzas
Chicken & Eggplant Stir-Fry
Kick your Chinese takeout habit with this easy stir-fry recipe. Want to go healthier? Make it with brown rice!
Recipe: Try our Chicken & Eggplant Stir-Fry
Roasted Eggplants with Sicilian-Style Cannellini Beans
This meatless main is a total showstopper.
Recipe: Try our Roasted Eggplants with Sicilian-Style Cannellini Beans
Ratatouille with Oven-Poached Eggs
Poach your eggs in the oven like Rachael does in this 30-Minute Meal and never look back!
Recipe: Try our Ratatouille with Oven-Poached Eggs
Pappa al Pomodoro with Grilled Eggplant
Sweat out your eggplant to remove the moisture by salting it, setting it on paper towels for 10 to 15 minutes, then patting it dry.
Recipe: Try our Pappa al Pomodoro with Grilled Eggplant
Grilled Eggplant Subs
This is a handheld meal jam packed with color and flavor!
Recipe: Try our Grilled Eggplant Subs
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.
Recipe: Try our Grilled Ratatouille Boats
Grilled sirloin, eggplant, zucchini, and summer squash all come together on a kebab. Make rice in foil packets and dinner's done!
Recipe: Try our Ratatouille Kebabs
Baked Ziti with Eggplant
It's like if eggplant parm and baked ziti had a love child.
Recipe: Try our Baked Ziti with Eggplant
Chicken Moussaka Stacks
Pick up some ground chicken tonight and get ready to meet this new family favorite.
Recipe: Try our Chicken Moussaka Stacks
Lamb & Eggplant with Chiles Over Orzo
This hearty meal will warm you up from the inside out.
Recipe: Try our Lamb & Eggplant with Chiles Over Orzo
Farmers' Market Lasagna
We love this recipe so much, we put it on the cover of our June 2016 issue!
Recipe: Try our Farmers' Market Lasagna
We've cut this rich Greek casserole down to size.
Recipe: Try our Moussaka
Smoky Eggplant & Feta
This recipe is so easy, it practically makes itself.
Recipe: Try our Smoky Eggplant & Feta
Ratatouille Grilled Panini
Turn your grill into a panini press with this veggie-packed sammie.
Recipe: Try our Ratatouille Grilled Panini
Eggplant Cacciatore Sandwiches
Garlic bread makes the perfect vessel for these ooey, gooey Italian heroes.
Recipe: Try our Eggplant Cacciatore Sandwiches
Baked Eggplant and Zucchini
Make this five-ingredient dish in no time!
Recipe: Try our Baked Eggplant and Zucchini
Eggplant Parm Grilled Cheese
Grilled cheese and eggplant parm are better together.
Recipe: Try our Eggplant Parm Grilled Cheese
Chicken Sorrentino Stacks
You can never have too many chicken recipes in rotation. This 30-Minute Meal is worth adding to the lineup!
Recipe: Try our Chicken Sorrentino Stacks
Lamb & Eggplant Ragu with Pasta
Japanese eggplants are those super skinny ones you see at the market. Just slice 'em up and add them to your lamb sauce with onions and garlic. YUM!
Recipe: Try our Lamb & Eggplant Ragu with Pasta
Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna
Instead of frying breaded eggplant in oil, we layered sliced eggplant with lasagna noodles to combine two favorite Italian-American dishes.
Recipe: Try our Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna
Sweet Sausage & Eggplant Penne
Meat and eggplant play well together in this stick-to-your-ribs pasta recipe.
Recipe: Try our Sweet Sausage & Eggplant Penne
Glazed Eggplant with Sesame Seeds
This Asian-inspired snack is great for appetizers or entertaining.
Recipe: Try our Glazed Eggplant with Sesame Seeds
Surprise! This lasagna has ZERO gluten.
Recipe: Try our Vegetable Lasagnas
Sweet-and-Sour Eggplant Bruschetta
The classic tomato-basil combo gets an eggplant makeover!
Recipe: Try our Sweet-and-Sour Eggplant Bruschetta
This easy Middle Eastern eggplant spread is best eaten with fresh pita bread.
Recipe: Try our Baba Ghanoush
Grilled Caponata with Charred Bread
Make sure to get a good char on the veggies for a healthy and flavorful spread.
Recipe: Try our Grilled Caponata with Charred Bread
Cavatelli with Sausage & Eggplant
Saffron adds a rich sweetness to this hearty dish.
Recipe: Try our Cavatelli with Sausage & Eggplant
Cod with Eggplants, Tomato & Basil
Let flavorful summer produce do its thing in this simple recipe.
Recipe: Try our Cod with Eggplants, Tomato & Basil
Stuffed Eggplant Steaks
Firm yet buttery, eggplant holds up well when filled and grilled. And it's a good source of fiber, too!
Recipe: Try our Stuffed Eggplant Steaks
A French side dish is made into a meal with whole-wheat wraps and creamy goat cheese.
Recipe: Try our Ratatouille Wraps
Pork & Bell Pepper Stir-Fry
Make it a stir-fry night.
Recipe: Try our Pork & Bell Pepper Stir-Fry
Eggplant Raviolini Soup
This is a soup-version of Rachael's favorite Pasta alla Norma.
Recipe: Try our Eggplant Ravolini Soup
Cheesy Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches
Salty prosciutto and creamy jarlsberg cheese are the perfect accompaniments to eggplant and grilled bread.
Recipe: Try our Cheesy Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches
Red Beans & Rice with Merguez & Eggplant
Rice and beans — it's a classic for a reason!
Recipe: Try our Red Beans & Rice with Merguez & Eggplant
Baked Salmon with Quick Caponata
You can never have too many healthy fish dinners in rotation.
Recipe: Try our Baked Salmon with Quick Caponata