12 Eggplant Recipes Everyone Will Love

Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan
Photo: Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

One of the best things about summer is the abundance of fresh fruits and veggies available. Although you can find it year-round, eggplant is in-season during the summer, and there are countless ways to prepare it. Since it's a heartier vegetable that can stand up to many cooking methods, eggplant is a filling meat replacement for vegetarian meals. Classic eggplant parmesan is always a crowd-pleasing dinner option, but eggplant is also a perfect veggie to throw on the grill alongside those burgers this summer. On your next visit to the farmers' market, be sure to stock up on eggplant because you'll want to make all of these fresh eggplant recipes. Whether appetizers, side dishes, or meatless mains, these easy eggplant recipes are so versatile.

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Eggplant Parmesan with Feta

Eggplant Parmesan with Feta
Southern Living

Recipe: Eggplant Parmesan with Feta

This Italian classic is perfect for an easy but impressive dinner when company is coming.

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Eggplant Rollups

Eggplant Rollups
Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Cat Steele

Recipe: Eggplant Rollups

This recipe looks impressive but only takes a handful of ingredients and 20 minutes of hands-on time.

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Garden Eggplant Pizza

Pizza Recipes: Garden Eggplant Pizza

Recipe: Garden Eggplant Pizza

You won't feel guilty about eating this veggie-packed pizza.

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Crispy Eggplant, Tomato, and Provolone Stacks with Basil

Crispy Eggplant, Tomato, and Provolone Stacks with Basil
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Crispy Eggplant, Tomato, and Provolone Stacks with Basil

How fun are these meatless mini sandwiches? If you want a protein boost, add bacon or prosciutto before baking.

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Charred Eggplant with Miso Dressing

Charred Eggplant with Miso Dressing
Photo: Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Charred Eggplant with Miso Dressing

As fancy as it sounds, this side dish recipe only takes a few easy ingredients. If you're grilling out anyway, you have no reason not to try it.

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Spiced Eggplant Cutlets

Spiced Eggplant Cutlets
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Spiced Eggplant Cutlets

Eggplant is a veggie that's hearty enough to stand alone as a main dish. When paired with our Chickpea-feta salad, you have a beautifully balanced vegetarian meal, but you can always add grilled steak, chicken, or seafood.

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Grilled Summer Vegetable Platter

Grilled Summer Vegetable Platter
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Grilled Summer Vegetable Platter

This colorful veggie platter is ideal for a self-serve station at a backyard cookout, and the vinaigrette it's served with gives it bonus flavor points.

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Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna

Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna

This super cheesy lasagna is a hearty meatless replacement for your usual beefy lasagna recipe.

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Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Roasted Vegetables

Use this recipe as your cheat sheet for perfectly roasted vegetables every time.

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Grilled Steak-and-Ratatouille Salad with Basil-Garlic Vinaigrette

Grilled Steak-and-Ratatouille Salad with Basil-Garlic Vinaigrette
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Grilled Steak-and-Ratatouille Salad with Basil-Garlic Vinaigrette

This main dish salad is a beautiful, low-carb way to enjoy steak night at your house, especially when it's grilling weather outside.

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Chicken with Ratatouille

Chicken with Ratatouille
Photo: Dhanraj Emanuel

Recipe: Chicken with Ratatouille

This is the best one-dish dinner for using up fresh-from-the-market produce.

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Grilled Eggplant with Sweet Pepper-Tomato Topping

Grilled Eggplant with Sweet Pepper-Tomato Topping
Southern Living

Recipe: Grilled Eggplant with Sweet Pepper-Tomato Topping

This fresh dish can be served as a light main or a colorful side.

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