10 Eggplant Recipes You HAVE To Try


If your CSA or Farmer’s Market is anything like mine right now, it is full of EGGPLANT! I for one am not a huge pure eggplant fan and often enjoy it in something. I also do not have a large recipe repertoire built up for eggplant. Generally I have been known to either bread it and fry it to put on spaghetti or a sandwich with fresh marinara. I have also been known to throw it in some lasagna as well! Well, that’s about it.

I HATE wasting any fresh, organically grown, local produce, especially when preserving and freezing is an option. So…I set out on a quest to find more eggplant recipes. Shocking to me (but I am sure not to others), I came up with a TON!

Here are some of my favorites:

1. Loaded Eggplant Rounds – I say that I don’t like “plain” eggplant but these (though not really plain at all) look AMAZING! Think loaded baked potato without all that starch:)


Photo credit: Dizzy, Busy, and Hungry

2. Eggplant chips – Now, a good friend of mine introduced me to these when started making them over a year ago. It is hard not to get hooked on them immediately! They have this natural salty taste and are delicious! Did I mention I have been jonesing for an Excalibur Dehydrator?

3. Pennoni with Grilled Eggplant, Mint, and Burrata – This non-red Italian dish from Martha Stewart looks like a nice spin for this veggie!

4. Eggplant Lasagna – I literally just take my basic Pork Lasagna Recipe and in two of the layers lay thin sliced eggplant (preferably fairytale eggplant because they are smaller) down. It really is a great way to get these extra nutrients in!

5. Amarinth Eggplant Burgers With Sriracha Tahini Sauce – We all know that I am a sucker for veggie burgers. Can’t wait to try these!

6. Eggplant Parmesan Quinoa Risotto – YUM! That’s all I have to say about this! Can’t wait to try this recipe from Coffee and Quinoa!


Photo credit: Erica from Coffee and Quinoa

7. Moussaka – I am a gigantic fan of Greek food (hence the love for feta)! I can’t believe I haven’t discovered this dish before, although, I wasn’t really looking;) Can’t wait to try it! Have you had it before?

8. Smoky Eggplant Soup – Here is one to save for those cold winter days and the perfect reason to freeze some eggplant! Fabulous!

9. Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper Dip – A perfect appetizer for a party!

10. Open Faced Grilled Eggplant, Red Onion, and Heirloom Tomato Sandwiches with Creamy Celeriac Sauce – It’s tomato season and heirlooms are my favorite! As a sauce girl, I can’t wait to try this celeriac sauce!

What are your favorite recipes that include eggplant? 

Because I love connecting, this recipe is linked up to From the Farm Blog Hop!

About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. This is a great resource! I’m not a big eggplant fan but we do get a lot from our CSA and I’d like to use it. Love the Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper Dip idea!
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  2. Thanks for the shout-out, Lauryn!

  3. I’m always looking for something to do with this pretty vegetable when I see it at the produce stand. Thanks, I’m pinning for future use.
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