Easy Eggplant Entrées

Cook beyond eggplant parmesan with these seven savory main dish recipes.

  • Seafood Stuffed Eggplant
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Seafood Stuffed Eggplant

    Fill eggplant halves with a flavorful blend of shrimp, vegetables, and fresh herbs for a seaside-inspired entrée. To save time, prepare the eggplant halves up to a day in advance and bake before serving. A simple way to enjoy a savory eggplant entree.

    Recipe: Seafood Stuffed Eggplant

  • Eggplant and Onion Noodle Salad with Warm Soy-Rice Vinaigrette
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Eggplant and Onion Noodle Salad with Warm Soy-Rice Vinaigrette

    Highlight eggplant's deep purple color with this beautiful Asian noodle salad. Bok choy, chopped onion, and green beans punch up the flavor, while a vinaigrette made from soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, sesame oil, garlic, and chile pepper ties the dish together.

    Recipe: Eggplant and Onion Noodle Salad with Warm Soy-Rice Vinaigrette

  • Baked Eggplant with Mushroom-and-Tomato Sauce
    Brit Huckabay

    Baked Eggplant with Mushroom-and-Tomato Sauce

    Eggplant baked with sliced mushrooms, tomato sauce, and mozzarella and parmesan cheeses makes for a comforting weeknight meal. Add ground beef or turkey for more protein.

    Recipe: Baked Eggplant with Mushroom-and-Tomato Sauce

  • Garden Eggplant Pizza

    Garden Eggplant Pizza

    Celebrate a garden harvest with this homemade pizza loaded with eggplant, tomato, bell pepper, onion, and zucchini.

    Recipe: Garden Eggplant Pizza

  • Grilled Eggplant Provolone
    James Baigrie

    Grilled Eggplant Provolone

    Grilling is a quick, easy, and flavorful way to prepare eggplant. All you need is a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil; a sprinkle of dried oregano, salt, and pepper; and sliced provolone cheese.

    Recipe: Grilled Eggplant Provolone

  • Brown Rice Penne with Eggplant
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Brown Rice Penne with Eggplant

    Jazz up pasta night by topping brown rice penne pasta with a eggplant-and-tomato sauce. Serve with a green salad and homemade garlic bread.

    Recipe: Brown Rice Penne with Eggplant

  • Eggplant Parmesan Stacks
    James Carrier

    Eggplant Parmesan Stacks

    Try this innovative twist on traditional eggplant parmesan, featuring baked eggplant and polenta rounds smothered with tomato sauce and cheese. Serve with piping hot breadsticks for a hearty meal.

    Recipe: Eggplant Parmesan Stacks

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