These 37 Eggplant Recipes are for Eggplant lovers! Recipes for the oven, air fryer, instant pot and grill! Keto, Vegan, Paleo, Gluten & Dairy Free
With these 37 Eggplant Recipes, you can make this delicious, healthy vegetable so many different ways!
These recipes are prepared in the oven, air fryer, instant pot and on the grill!
There are choices for almost any diet.
One thing I love about this roundup is the variety of cultural dishes represented! There are Indian, Italian, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vietnamese and Afghan recipes here! Wow, neat! And a delicious way to try new flavors!
I have included recipes from my friends all around the web and boy, do I have some great ideas here! I am so excited to share them with you!
Which one will you make first? Leave a comment below and let us know!
When is National Eggplant Day?
Did you know there is a day just for Eggplant?? Whoo-hoo, yes, there is!! August 17th is National Eggplant Day. 😊
What kinds of diets are included in this collection?
We didn’t forget to include gluten free, dairy free, Paleo, Low carb, Keto and vegan options!
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Even though eggplant may not be considered an essential part of foods in the culinary world, it has flavors. With an air fryer in your kitchen, the recipe becomes straightforward and delicious and can be cooked in a few minutes.
Aloo baingan is an easy Indian curry made with potatoes and eggplant (or brinjal) cooked in aromatic spices. This hearty vegan curry can be paired with roti or Basmati rice and is perfect for a weeknight dinner.
Middle Eastern Meat Stuffed Eggplant is an incredibly savory and delicious Middle Eastern dish that consists of meltingly soft eggplant stuffed with ground beef and pine nuts and bathed in tomato sauce.
Roasted Eggplant is flavorful, delicious, and one of my all-time favorite low-carb side dishes. So easy to make, roasting eggplant results in perfectly tender and caramelized bite-size pieces perfect for dipping or tossing in your favorite pasta and salads.
Thin slices of eggplant are lightly fried in a crispy Parmesan breadcrumb mixture and baked with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. This will be the BEST Eggplant Parmesan recipe you’ll ever try. Be sure to check out my make-ahead tips
Serve Loaded Roasted Eggplant Dip (also known as Baba Ganoush) as a healthy snack, game day addition, sandwich spread or as part of a Mediterranean-inspired feast. It's easy to make, healthy and made even better topped with fresh crunchy cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, pine nuts and parsley.
These Air Fryer Eggplant Fries are crispy and crunchy on the outside and light, tender and creamy on the inside. The Garlic Basil Aioli is the perfect accompaniment for an easy, healthy appetizer, snack or side dish even eggplant skeptics will love!
Combine 2 of the best dips to make Baba Ghanoush Hummus! Full of deep, smoky, and roasted flavors, this condiment will seem like a meal! Gluten-free, vegan, and nut-free, with eggplant and chickpeas, you'll get your healthy veggies and protein in one dip!
Flavorful Middle Eastern Twice-Baked Baby Eggplants make a delicious gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and allergy-free appetizer or side dish. An easy plant-based recipe that will wow the tastebuds with new exciting flavors!
This easy Vegan Eggplant Parmesan recipe is gluten-free, allergy-free, and quick to prepare! Crispy eggplant slices made without oil or eggs in the air fryer, then layered and baked with homemade Italian tomato sauce and dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free cheese! A quick and healthy dinner for the whole family!
These BBQ Grilled Eggplant Steaks are meaty, tender, and full of flavor! This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, keto, and paleo! Thick tender slices of eggplant coated with a smokey dry rub, perfectly charred and glazed with your favorite BBQ sauce! Serve as a great vegetarian entrée for summer barbecues or a quick & easy vegetable side dish!
Slow cooker eggplant casserole is an easy and great recipe made with fresh eggplant, portabella mushrooms, sauce, and lots of cheese. This vegetarian dish is a perfect dinner that works as both the main dish and side course and will quickly become a fan favorite!
This Thai eggplant dish is a little spicy from jalapeno or Thai chilies, but feel free to leave that out! It features Thai eggplant (or Thai aubergine, depending on where you are from!), as well as peppers, onions, and aromatics like ginger and garlic.
These Papoutsakia (Greek Stuffed Eggplant) are a classic Greek comfort dish made by stuffing eggplant with a seasoned ground beef mixture and topping it with a smooth béchamel before baking them to perfection.
This breaded eggplant is baked not fried, giving you the crispy texture and delicious flavor you desire without all the calories! Serve this healthy baked eggplant with marinara for a fun and dippable appetizer or serve it as a side dish!
These baked stuffed eggplants come with a filling of onions and garlic cooked with tomatoes and topped with crumbled feta cheese. Rich in flavor, tangy from the feta, a vegetarian dish that will become a favorite.
This easy and healthy roasted eggplant is crisped up to perfection in the oven! The outer breading is made from almond flour and parmesan cheese. To go along with the baked, crispy eggplant, we've made feta and Greek yogurt dip.
A super creamy Aubergine Curry packed with perfectly balanced flavors and a touch of spice. This filling and comforting eggplant curry is certain to satisfy your comfort food cravings! Vegan and gluten-free.
A low-carb and keto option for your aperitivo snack or as a nice appetizer or even light lunch. These mini eggplant pizzas are really easy to make, they're ready in 30 minutes and they're so flavorful! You will not miss the pizza dough at all, trust me!
A creamy pasta sauce made almost entirely from an eggplant? Yes, you read that right. A delicious flavorful pasta sauce packed with veggies but super creamy and velvety. It has only 5 ingredients, it's super easy and it's ready in just 15 minutes so it's a perfect weekday meal!