Healthy Eggplant Recipes

Find healthy, delicious eggplant recipes including baked, roasted, grilled and stuffed eggplant. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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EatingWell's Eggplant Parmesan

Rating: 4.87 stars
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Here we bake breaded eggplant for crispy results with fewer calories to boot. This makeover of the classic recipe was originally developed by our Test Kitchen in 1995 and got an update in 2020 for our 30th anniversary issue.

Greek Tuna Casserole

Rating: 5 stars
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Tuna casserole is a timeless comfort-food recipe; this one incorporates eggplant, artichoke hearts, oregano, olives and feta cheese for a Greek flair.

Eggplant Lasagna Rolls

Rating: 4.73 stars
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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.

Greek Stuffed Eggplant

Rating: 5 stars
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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.

No-Noodle Eggplant Lasagna

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Satisfy your craving for cheesy, indulgent lasagna with this noodle-less version. Roasted eggplant slices stand in for noodles in this low-carb, gluten-free lasagna.

Easy Eggplant Stir-Fry

Rating: 5 stars
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This eggplant stir-fry is easy to make. We call for long and tender Japanese eggplant, but regular eggplant will work well too, cut into 1-inch pieces. Jalapeño peppers can vary from mild to very spicy. If you need to cut the heat, opt for small sweet peppers in their place.

Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan

Rating: 5 stars
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This cheesy baked eggplant Parmesan has no breading, which means it's easier to make than the traditional version. There's no dredging or frying--instead, the eggplant is roasted until tender before being layered in the casserole dish with a tangy homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. And without breading, this satisfying eggplant Parmesan is also gluten-free!

Summer Vegetable Gnocchi Salad

Rating: 5 stars
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This riff on pasta salad is best served warm while the gnocchi are nice and tender. Plus, the grilled veggies taste extra-good fresh off the fire in this easy gnocchi recipe.

Grilled Eggplant & Tomato Pasta

Rating: 4.25 stars
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The combination of slightly smoky grilled eggplant and sweet tomatoes is delightful. The eggplant-tomato mixture served over whole-wheat pasta with fresh basil and a bit of salty cheese makes an easy, healthy weeknight dinner.

Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches

Rating: 4 stars
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These hearty sandwiches may be assembled ahead of time and are perfect for a summer picnic

Baked Cavatelli Casserole

Rating: 5 stars
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This easy to make, comforting dish will keep you warm on a cold day.

Stuffed Eggplant

Rating: 3.25 stars
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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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Eggplant Parmesan Pizza

Turn traditional Eggplant Parmesan into a mouthwatering pizza with this easy recipe for the grill.

How to Cook Eggplant 2 Easy Ways

There are two really easy, delicious ways to cook eggplant: grill it or roast it. Findout how to transform this amazing veggie.

Turkish Beef Patties with Eggplant, Pepper & Tomato

Rating: 3.75 stars
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In this healthy ground beef recipe, ground beef patties seasoned with Turkish spices are cooked with eggplant, pepper, tomatoes and herbs to create a delectable stew. Serve the beef patties and vegetables over bulgur or brown rice to soak up all of the sauce.