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Easy Eggplant Recipes: 22 Simple Recipes with Eggplant

Updated May 17, 2017

Whether you're growing some at home or pick up a couple at the local farmer's market, cooking with eggplant is one of our favorite parts about summer. From baked eggplant recipes to eggplant recipes with pasta and more, this is one veggie that can make any meal amazing! Our collection of Easy Eggplant Recipes has tons of variety, so you always have a new meal to cook up with this beloved summer vegetable.

Try any one of these eggplant recipes as a main dish and you won't be disappointed. Choose a healthy baked eggplant recipe to warm you up and keep you satisfied, like our Baked Eggplant Parmigiana. Or choose an eggplant recipe with chicken for a hearty meal, like our Chicken Ratatouille. No matter which of these easy eggplant recipes you choose, you're sure to love the addition to your summer diner menu. 

Easy Eggplant Recipes

You can't go wrong with easy eggplant recipes as quick, versatile, and tasty as these. Whether you're just looking for that classic eggplant parmigiana recipe, or you want to try a new twist on this classic summer veggie, we're sure you'll find something to love in the recipes below. 

Skillet Eggplant Parmigiana

When time is short and the weather is warm, keep your cool and your kitchen cool by making our hearty Skillet Eggplant Parmigiana. This twist on the classic Italian favorite will make you a kitchen hero.

Stuffed Eggplant

Love stuffed eggplant recipes? Wait till you try our easy Stuffed Eggplant. If you're worried that an eggplant dinner recipe won't fill you up... think again! And if you've never eaten eggplant before, this is an easy way to get started. With a mix of cheese, ground beef, and veggies, this is one eggplant recipe that you're going to keep around.

Chicken Ratatouille

A wonderful blend of fresh vegetables and chicken! In this you get great taste and vegetable abundance all rolled into one.

EDR Italian Veggie Parmesan

Move over chicken and eggplant Parmesan, there's a new kid in town. Our Italian Veggie Parmesan isn't breaded or fried, but roasted, which gives this melt more taste and less carbs! It's a perfect eggplant recipe for diabetics, or anyone looking for a lighter summer dinner.

Spicy Caponata

When eggplant is prepared right, it can be amazing, and this version of caponata is definitely done right. A trick to making this eggplant and tomato classic is to cook it until all the flavors marry together.

Italian-Style Meatloaf

Now here's a meatloaf that's really moist and packed with flavor! Our Italian-Style Meatloaf is made with a tasty combination of ground beef and ground pork, as well as some chopped eggplant and lots of Italian spices. It's a change-of-pace meatloaf that's perfect for tonight's dinner.

EDR Italian Style Caponata

This year-round Italian-Style Caponata is especially perfect for big get-togethers. It even makes a nice change-of-pace Thanksgiving Day appetizer. Chock-full of goodness, this is really festive served over toasted bread triangles or on crackers.

Ratatouille  - Garden Relish

We love making Ratatouille ("Garden Relish") in the summer, because it's loaded with lots of fresh summer veggies - like zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant. This easy vegetarian dish can be eaten hot or cold and served as an entree or side dish. 

Easy Moussaka

This Greek favorite has a few shortcuts, which land it on your table in no time! Easy Moussaka, with tender layers of eggplant, ground beef and a creamy custard topping, makes 'em shout "Opa!" every time you serve it!

Caponata

Chock-full of vegetables and fruit, this versatile Sicilian eggplant dish is hearty and healthy. We like to serve our Caponata recipe as a dip with crusty bread or as a relish with fish or meat.

Baked Eggplant Recipes

Baked eggplant recipes are some of the healthiest, most flavorful summer dinner options. You can avoid the added oil and and fat of fried eggplant recipes by popping your dish in the oven instead. What's not to love?!

Baked Eggplant

Did you used to stand over the stove and fry sliced eggplant a few pieces at a time? Oh, what a mess it is to clean up! Well, you don't have to do that anymore. Baked is the only way to go when looking for the best eggplant recipes! 

In a hurry? Make tonight an Italian night with our Quick Eggplant Parmigiana. This baked eggplant recipe is quick, flavorful, and sure to fill you up. It's the perfect easy, fast summer dinner!

Crustless Veggie Pie

Great idea for lunch, brunch, or a light main dish at dinner. This turns your favorite veggies into a crustless pie that spins the mystery of what to serve into a whole bunch of hoorays!

Baked Eggplant Parmigiana

Who says you have to choose between great taste and good health? With our recipe for Baked Eggplant Parmigiana, you can enjoy both! We're sure you'll find yourself making this Italian favorite even when you're not thinking about lightening up!

Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich

If you like eggplant parm, then you're going to love this Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich. It's the easiest way to enjoy one of your favorite Italian dishes at lunch! Thanks to a couple of shortcut ingredients from the freezer case, we can whip up this favorite in no time. Just keep it wrapped in foil and heat when you're ready to eat!

EDR Skinny Eggplant Parmigiana

Layers of breaded eggplant, mozzarella and tomato sauce make your mouth water as the smell of this classic Italian dish fills your kitchen. This is a healthy eggplant recipe that'll fill you up, minus the guilt!

Eggplant Recipes with Pasta

When you're looking for a heartier summer dinner idea, try an eggplant recipe with pasta. You get a big serving of healthy veggies, with the added stick-to-your-ribs goodness of pasta to keep you satisfied. Whether you chose one of these eggplant pasta recipes for lunch, or whip it up for the whole family at dinner, they're sure to be a hit.

Eggplant Fettuccine

This meatless entre is marvelous! In less than 30 minutes, you can have a mouth-watering dish on your table- and you don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy it!

Linguine with Eggplant

It's not easy getting finicky eaters to dig into their veggies, but if we sneak 'em into our pasta, we have a better shot. Linguine with Eggplant is chock-full of fresh herbs, spices and veggies...so every forkful is packed with tasty nutrition.

EDR Spicy Baked Linguine

Have no fear of trying our healthy, veggie-filled Spicy Baked Linguine. Because the recipe calls for salsa, you control the heat level. Plus, you can never go wrong with zucchini, peppers and eggplant!

Baked Macaroni and Eggplant Neapolitan

Baked Macaroni and Eggplant Neapolitan is like eggplant parmigiana and baked ziti all rolled into one. Every mouthful is pure delight!

Grilled Eggplant Recipes

And who can forget about grilled eggplant recipes. When you don't feel like standing in the kitchen, take your eggplant to the grill! It's a fast and easy way to add lots of flavor to this simple and delicious summer dinner idea.

Italian Chicken Kebabs

Whether you call this shish kebab or dinner on a stick, you'll love the Italian spin we put on this hearty grilled favorite. Grilled eggplant recipes don't get much better than these Italian Chicken Kebabs!

Whether you enjoy Grilled Eggplant as a side dish or turn it into a entree, your tummies will be begging for more. So delicious, so simple, in no time! This is one of those easy summer dinners that'll bring the whole gang to the table every time.

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I love eggplant parm, but on a sandwich - OMG! This recipe is so easy, I can make it anytime! Love it!

Fried eggplant is one of my favorite dishes. I think I might whip up the Baked Eggplant tonight for a lighter spin on the fried kind.

Newly discovered the wonderfulness of eggplant so loving this page! So far I've made the Spicy Caponata and the Skinny Eggplant Parmigiana and I would make them both again. Yum :)

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