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.

Staff Picks

Summer Vegetable Gnocchi Salad

Rating: 5 stars 3
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.
By Devon O'Brien

EatingWell's Eggplant Parmesan

Rating: 5 stars 30
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.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Baked Cavatelli Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 2
This easy to make, comforting dish will keep you warm on a cold day.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Eggplant Gyros

Rating: 5 stars 1
Eggplant's meaty texture is a delicious vegetarian stand-in for the lamb that typically fills a gyro sandwich. The vegetable absorbs the lemony-herby-spicy marinade like a sponge, so if you have time, let it marinate for the full day.
By Carolyn Malcoun

Stuffed Eggplant with Couscous & Almonds

Rating: 5 stars 1
Smoky almonds, meaty eggplant and whole-grain couscous with herbs make this meal plenty satisfying. Harissa gives the creamy sauce a little kick.
By Carolyn Malcoun

Easy Eggplant Stir-Fry

Rating: 5 stars 2
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.
By Ali Ramee

Moussaka

This version of the classic Greek dish layers eggplant with an aromatic meat sauce and creamy béchamel for a satisfying summer casserole. The eggplant slices are commonly fried, but here we broil them to cut back on calories. Graviera, a hard grating cheese, is popular in Greece. Look for it with other specialty cheeses at well-stocked grocery stores, or substitute Pecorino Romano.

Lemon-Herb Salmon with Caponata & Farro

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
Dig into your farmers' market haul to cook this colorful and healthy Mediterranean diet dinner recipe that's packed with vegetables. Feel free to swap in any vegetables or cook up another whole grain, such as brown rice. Serve with a glass of your favorite red wine.
By Breana Killeen

Greek Stuffed Eggplant

Rating: 5 stars 3
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.
By Ali Ramee

Roasted Miso Eggplant with Greek Yogurt

Eggplant gets transformed in the oven with a fragrant miso glaze scented with ginger, miso, garlic and chile paste. For an impressive finishing touch, complement with Greek yogurt and chopped peanuts.
By Wendy Lopez

Grilled Eggplant & Tomato Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
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.
By Adam Dolge

Eggplant Tortilla Casserole

Rating: 4 stars 2
This layered casserole is inspired by classic cheese enchiladas, minus the fuss of rolling and stuffing individual tortillas. You'd never guess that within this comforting Tex-Mex casserole hides a layer of thinly sliced eggplant. The thin slices become tender when roasted and add a subtle savory note.
By Joyce Hendley
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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.
Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan
Rating: 5 stars 3

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!