51 Creative Eggplant Recipes to Make Now

Got an abundance of eggplants from the garden? Check out these creative eggplant recipes for a veggie-focused meal or snack.

Roasted Eggplant Soup

"Wow, what a wonderful and different soup! I added a bit of potato and zucchini to the recipe, and processed only about 3/4 of it in blender, to maintain texture. THIS WAS INCREDIBLE!!!"

-skat5762

Eggplant With Hot Garlic Sauce

"Outstanding recipe! Intense flavors, meltingly soft eggplant, crunchy water chestnuts and green onions. All eggplant lovers out there have to try this."

-evelynathens

Eggplant Antipasto

"Making it was incredibly easy - just toss everything in a pot and let simmer. It smelled wonderful while cooking."

-KrabKokonas

Eggplant Gyro

"Loved these! I would give these way more than 5 stars if I could! I'll definitely be making these again."

-Muffin Goddess

Roasted Eggplant, Onion & Garlic Dip

"Mouth-wateringly good!"

-Rita1652

Bow Tie Pasta With Roasted Eggplant & Three Cheeses

"This recipe is so good! I have made it several times and my whole family loves it. This is a great find!"

-waterlily

Warm Eggplant Salad

"Mmmm, delicious."

-Arichka

Eggplant Lasagna

"Great recipe. I will make again for sure."

-ngibsonn

Eggplant Minestrone

"Yum, a really healthy and substantial soup with great flavors.I always love soups like these that are a meal in themselves."

-Peter J

Eggplant Thai Stir Fry

"This was an unexpected hit!"

-Cadillacgirl

Thai Eggplant Sandwich

"This is a really great sandwich. The raisins were a big surprise, and worked really well in the recipe."

-Studentchef

Cheesy Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches

"I made this exactly as posted and used my charcoal grill. The eggplant was wonderfully smokey tasting, and the cheese melted perfectly. Yummy!"

-breezermom

Mexican Eggplant Casserole

"I love eggplant and Mexican food... so I knew I had to try this dish, and what a great combo it is!"

-chaiandallthatjazz

Cheesy Eggplant Pesto Stacks

"I serve this atop orzo pasta as a beautiful and filling vegetarian meal."

-sunana1

Eggplant With Raw Garlic

"This is a great lo-cal recipe and has a great flavor."

-Caryn Gale

Eggplant Sauce for Pasta

"I made this and it is excellent. Also, it looks wonderful in the jars."

-Teresa Vandiver

Beef & Eggplant Stew for Crockpot

"Very tasty, and I loved how the eggplant disintegrated to make the sauce even more rich and sumptuous."

-barrdbarrbarr

Moroccan Eggplant Salad

"Was looking for a recipe for baba ganoush, but very happy to have found this instead! We had it tonight with salad leaves, smoked meat & cheese, but fortunately there's enough left to have with falafel & tahini tomorrow!"

-Tina and Dave

Easy Eggplant Parmigiana

"My first experience with Eggplant Parmigiana was in Italy, and was it ever amazing! This recipe took my husband and I right back to Rome. Grazie!"

-Chef de Sucre

Mini Eggplant Crust Pizzas

"Quick, easy, low carb and delicious. What more could you ask for?"

-Grandma Winnie

Shrimp Stuffed Eggplant

"So good. Will definitely make again."

-dawntonite

Roasted Eggplant & Feta

"We ate the whole thing in one sitting! Really great dish."

-Hot Pepper

Eggplant Casserole

"Loved this! This recipe could get anyone to eat eggplant."

-Parsley

Szechwan Eggplant

"One of my faves!"

-Tanya S.

Spicy Eggplant & Red Pepper Tapenade Dip

"Absolutely delicious! So rich in flavor with just the right amount of spice. Loved the caramelized veggies and garlic in this tapenade."

-DailyInspiration

Spaghetti With Tomato & Eggplant Sauce

"Wonderful! You can't ask for more flavor than this sauce provides."

-evelynathens

Grilled Balsamic Eggplant

"Very good! I made these yesterday and they were eaten up fast. Everyone liked the dish."

-Pesto lover

Japanese Eggplant Saute

"Great, simple dish."

-zoukncook

Eggplant Chili

"We loved this! I wanted to make chili, and I had an eggplant that needed to be used today! It was great! I made it exactly as written. This is a keeper!"

-dozey doats

Curried Eggplant in Tomato Sauce

"I love this dish! It was simple, straightforward and absolutely delicious! It even tasted better as leftovers the following day!"

-Miriam

Mushroom-Stuffed Eggplant

"Mmm delicious! We've enjoyed it a lot."

-fidem

Baked Cheese Crusted Eggplant

"This is a delightful way to make (and eat) eggplant."

-msme44

Eggplant Adobo

"I don't like eggplant. I really enjoyed this recipe!"

-ejadamek

Indian Eggplant & Potato

"Yum, yum, yum! This was simple and wonderful! My family enjoyed this with rice and chapatis for a fantastic lunch. This is a keeper."

-Enjolinfam

Baked Potato & Eggplant Curry

"This was really good!"

-Enjolinfam

Eggplant Roll-Ups

"Wonderful! It's hard to find a gluten-free, lactose-free, vegetarian recipe that actually tastes delicious and this one does. The dish got rave reviews."

-fkfishman1

Baba Ganoush

"This is the best baba ganoush recipe I have found. Even better if a bit of the charred skin is left on."

-sbowns

Eggplant With Lamb & Pine Nuts

"Gosh, this was good. It was outstanding and I wouldn't change or add a thing."

-twissis

Eggplant Chicken

"Yum! I cut up the chicken into bite sized pieces right before adding the onions."

-Eliza S

Eggplant & Ziti Parmesan

"A really good dish!"

-Recipe Reader

Pork & Eggplant in Hot Garlic Sauce

"Delicious! Wonderful flavors! Will make it again!"

-LeeAnn R.

Curried Eggplant Soup

"Great change of pace for eggplant! Took less than 30 minutes from the thought of making to enjoying a cup!"

-Kiwiwife

Masala Mushroom & Eggplant

"Great recipe, easy and low fat too!"

-andreafortunoff

Spicy Stir-Fried Eggplant

"This is a very nice side dish to accompany any Indian meal or you can have it on its own."

-Tea Jenny

Eggplant Parmesan

"I have made this several times and it's always a hit. I have served it with meat sauce and marinara - both are great."

-polly salama

Brinjal Eggplant Pickle

"Excellent recipe, made about one liter of pickle. Wonderful way of using up my homegrown aubergines at the end of the year."

-scotgate

Moroccan Chickpea & Eggplant Stew

"My entire family loved this (including one very picky eater). It came out really great tasting."

-Chef Africa

Eggplant Zucchini Bolognese

"I was so impressed by this easy, different, healthy and delicious meal! This is big flavor in a small amount of time - 10 stars!"

-bad kitty 1116

Eggplant Gratin

"Awesome. I sprinkled goat's cheese on top and loved it even more!"

-Joan Loof

Melitzanopita (Greek Pie Using Eggplant)

"This was my first attempt at making a Greek pita and it came out perfect. I followed the recipe exactly and wouldn't change a thing."

-Irmgard

Spicy Red Pepper & Eggplant Confit

"Simple and super good! Had it with elbow pasta - didn't change a thing. Recommended for all first timers making eggplant."

-Cristinas Cooking

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