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20 Healthy Eggplant Recipes

20 healthy eggplant recipes that are delicious and fun for you to try that are not all eggplant parm!

healthy eggplant recipes

Eggplant (also known as aubergine in the UK) is one of my most favorite vegetables. Luckily, it also happens to be my husband’s favorite as well.

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In the summer months, we love to throw it on the grill with olive oil and oregano. In the winter we use a lot of heartier Lebanese stews. That said, I’m always looking for new and easy ways to prepare eggplant so whether you cook it all the time like we do or have never tried it, I hope these new eggplant recipes inspire you to make it soon.

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20 Healhty Eggplant Recipes

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Beef and Eggplant

4.57 stars average
4 hours 10 minutes
A modern twist on Lebanese stuffed eggplant, this 5-ingredient slow cooker meal of eggplant and beef is slowly simmered in a warm, cinnamon-spiced tomato sauce.
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Sausage, Eggplant and Kale Pasta

4.82 stars average
25 minutes
Satisfy your carb cravings with this healthy pasta dish filled with flavor-packed Italian sausage, eggplant and kale.
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Sausage, Kale and Eggplant Pasta by The Lemon Bowl

Garlic Roasted Vegetable Pasta

3.81 stars average
35 minutes
A quick and easy meatless main or healthy side dish, your family will love this vegetarian Garlic Roasted Vegetable Pasta.
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Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

5 stars average
30 minutes
A healthy, fresh spin on the Italian food classic, you’re going to love this hearty and delicious grilled eggplant Parmesan. The ultimate vegetarian comfort food recipe!
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Sausage, Eggplant and Kale Pasta

4.82 stars average
25 minutes
Satisfy your carb cravings with this healthy pasta dish filled with flavor-packed Italian sausage, eggplant and kale.
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Sausage, Kale and Eggplant Pasta by The Lemon Bowl

Lebanese Eggpant Salad

4.5 stars average
40 minutes
This chilled eggplant salad is made with tender, smoky baked eggplant, green onions, garlic, and lemon juice. It's delicious on its own or served with warm pita bread.
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Baba Ganoush – Roasted Eggplant Dip Recipe

4.5 stars average
1 hour
An easy to make traditional Lebanese appetizer that is healthy and delicious. Perfect as an appetizer, side or spread for your sandwiches.
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Baba Ganoush with Toasted Pine Nuts

Stuffed Miso Eggplant Recipe from Oh My Veggies!

This vegetarian version of Steamy Kitchen’s Stuffed Miso Eggplant replaces the ground beef with raw walnuts for a meaty taste without the meat!
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Eggplant Casserole

This hearty eggplant casserole can serve as a meatless entree. The combination of eggplant, tomato sauce, and cheese is wonderful!
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Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Make a healthy baked eggplant parmesan with crispy almond flour-coated eggplant slices that are baked — no frying or bread crumbs needed! Isaac loves
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Oven-Roasted Eggplant Recipe (Not Mushy!) – Evolving Table

Roasted Eggplant is a quick and healthy side dish recipe that results in a crisp and caramelized outside and tender inside that’s not mushy!
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Paleo Chinese Eggplant In Garlic Sauce (Whole30/Gluten-Free)

Paleo Chinese eggplant in garlic sauce with minced meat and soft buttery eggplants. Healthy, low carb, gluten-free, and Whole30 Chinese eggplant recipe.
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Imam Bayildi – Healthy Turkish Eggplant Casserole Recipe

Imam Bayildi is a healthy vegan twist on the usual breaded, fried eggplant casserole. The slices are covered in Mediterranean tomato sauce and baked.
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Easy Eggplant Pizza

Use eggplant for the crust to make eggplant pizza! These mini pizzas are tasty and easy to make, covered in garlicky sauce and gooey cheese.
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Simple Baked Eggplant – Amie Valpone

Gluten-Free and Vegan
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Thai Basil Eggplant

Fresh eggplant, peppers, mushrooms, and onions are drenched in a savory mix of hoisin, soy sauce, and spices. Get the recipe!
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Eggplant Stir Fry

Eggplant stir-fry is a delicious stir-fry made with eggplants, vegetables and drenched in the umami flavors of tamari.
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Spicy Eggplant Stir Fry.

This spicy eggplant stir fry is so easy to make and is a delicious vegan dinner! The sweet and spicy sauce and fresh veggies makes this recipe a winner.
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Garlic Lover’s Vegetable Stir Fry

I made Garlic Lover’s Vegetable Stir Fry with eggplant, zucchini, and yellow squash, and this recipe is perfect for summer garden vegetables!
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Grilled Eggplant Parmesan with Zucchini {Vegetarian}

20 minute meal! This Grilled Eggplant Parmesan recipe with zucchini is a fantastic vegetarian option for your next barbecue! And it couldn’t be easier to make.
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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.

7 Comments

  1. Great round-up! I love eggplant too (as a matter of fact we’re having it for dinner tonight!) Its hard to find eggplant recipes that are dairy free, so its fun to see some good ones here. Thanks!

  2. You have some recipes here that sound wonderful. I think my favorite eggplant dish I make is from Not Enough Cinnamon – an eggplant casserole, which is really, really good.

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