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. Find inspiring ways to use your other vegetables by checking out our low-carb vegetarian recipes and plant-based comfort foods.

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!!!"


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."


Eggplant Antipasto

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


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!"


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!"


Warm Eggplant Salad

"Mmmm, delicious."


Eggplant Lasagna

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


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!"


Thai Eggplant Sandwich

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


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!"


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!"


Cheesy Eggplant Pesto Stacks

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


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."


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."


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."


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."


Spaghetti With Tomato & Eggplant Sauce

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


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."


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!"


Mushroom-Stuffed Eggplant

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


Baked Cheese Crusted Eggplant

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


Eggplant Adobo

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


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."


Baked Potato & Eggplant Curry

"This was really good!"


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."


Baba Ganoush

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


Eggplant With Lamb & Pine Nuts

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


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!"


Masala Mushroom & Eggplant

"Great recipe, easy and low fat too!"


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."


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."


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