10 Stuffed Eggplant Recipes

These stuffed eggplant recipes are a delicious way to utilize this seasonal vegetable. Eggplant has been associated with numerous health benefits like reducing the risk of heart disease and minimizing oxidative stress. Whether you serve these stuffed eggplants as a side dish or make it the main attraction, you'll get plenty of veggies in every bite. Recipes like Greek Stuffed Eggplant and Italian-Style Stuffed Eggplant are healthy, tasty and a great option for weeknight meals.

01 of 10

Stuffed Eggplant


In this Italian stuffed eggplant recipe, fresh breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and parsley make a simple, yet delicious filling for an "inside-out" eggplant Parmesan. Serve these stuffed eggplants as a light dinner along with a big salad. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2014

02 of 10

Greek Stuffed Eggplant


This Greek-inspired stuffed eggplant is filled with veggies and flavors of the Mediterranean. The dish is easy to pull together and the addition of cumin gives it a sweet, earthy note. Source: EatingWell.com, May 2020

03 of 10

Hasselback Eggplant Parmesan

Hasselback Eggplant Parmesan

The coolest way to make classic eggplant parm--and easier too! Use the hasselback technique to make partial cuts into the whole eggplant every 1/4 inch or so to fill up with melty cheese, flavorful sauce and crunchy breadcrumbs. Source: EatingWell.com, May 2017

04 of 10

Eggplant Lasagna Rolls


Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will devour these comforting lasagna rolls. We use thinly sliced eggplant in place of pasta to cut the carbs. Preroasting the eggplant helps develop the flavor and softens the slices for easy rolling. Source: EatingWell.com, November 2017

05 of 10

Stuffed Eggplant with Couscous & Almonds

Stuffed Eggplant with Couscous & Almonds

Smoky almonds, meaty eggplant and whole-grain couscous with herbs make this meal plenty satisfying. Harissa gives the creamy sauce a little kick. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July / August 2020

06 of 10

Italian-Style Stuffed Eggplant


Two favorite Italian dishes--lasagna and eggplant Parm--are rolled into one in this stuffed vegetable recipe. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

07 of 10

Indian-Spiced Stuffed Eggplant

Lots of Indian spices flavor these stuffed eggplants. They can be a complete meal, but if you are feeling extra energetic, make this dish part of a multicourse Indian feast along with curried vegetables, basmati rice, yogurt salad and some Indian breads. As a side dish, plan on one-quarter of an eggplant per person. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2009

08 of 10

Lamb-Stuffed Eggplant

This Middle-Eastern-inspired dish uses just a small amount of lamb to stuff the eggplant, which keeps the saturated fat in check. It calls for cooked brown rice, which you can prepare up to a day ahead. Save time by using instant brown rice, which cooks in under 10 minutes. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Spring 2019

09 of 10

Pork & Shrimp Stuffed Eggplant

The Thai-inspired pork-and-shrimp filling for this stuffed eggplant recipe is generously seasoned with lemongrass and green curry. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2012

10 of 10

Baked Stuffed Eggplant

These stuffed eggplants are filled with peppers, onion, garlic and tomatoes. Serve it along with olives, hummus, warm pita and tabbouleh for a fantastic vegetarian feast. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2011

Was this page helpful?
Related Articles