Looking for the best vegetarian aubergine recipes? These delicious and easy eggplant recipes will make you hungry for more.
Available all-year-round, aubergine (or eggplant) is such an incredibly versatile ingredient.
Light in calories, relatively plain in flavor, it has a convenient spongy texture that can easily soak up all the flavor you pair it with.
Thanks to its meaty consistent, it's also a fantastic substitute to meat, whether you are fully vegan or vegetarian, or just trying to eat more plant-forward dishes to reduce your meat income.
From Italian classics to Asian-inspired meals (hello lasagna, caponata, curry and aubergine meatballs!), these eggplant dishes will cover you all the way from breakfast through dinner time.
Get ready to fall in love all over again with this awesome, versatile fruit - Yes, it's actually a fruit!
EGGPLANT RECIPES - MAIN COURSES
Eggplant Spaghetti Sandwiches
Easy to put together with simple ingredients, spaghetti sandwiches are a fun way to brighten up classic spaghetti with tomato sauce.
Sicilian Pasta alla Norma
A beautifully simple 20-minute pasta dish that features crispy fried eggplant, rich tomato sauce and salty aged ricotta (but vegetarian Parmesan cheese works great too!).
Eggplant Shakshuka - At The Immigrant's Table
In this traditional Middle Eastern dish, a thick, chunky tomato and eggplant sauce serves as a bed for perfectly-cooked eggs.
These aubergine meatballs are packed with Mediterranean flavor! Ready in just 30 minutes, they make an easy tasty meal for the whole family.
Grilled Eggplant Soba Noodles
Grilled eggplant chunks paired with nutty soba noodles all come together in this simple and satisfying Asian inspired meal. Great for lunch or dinner.
Cheesy Eggplant Rollatini
Aubergine slices stuffed with ricotta, covered in cheese and homemade tomato sauce, and baked until golden and bubbly. Seriously irresistible!
Indian-style Brinjal Bhaji
Also known as Aubergine Bhaji, this dish is a staple in UK Indian restaurants. And now this vegan recipe takes any Indian ‘fakeaway’ to the next level!
Middle Eastern Twice-Baked Baby Eggplants
These lavorful twice-baked eggplants make a delicious gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and plant-based dish that will wow your family.
Vegan Eggplant Parmesan
This easy vegan aubergine Parmesan is indulgent while being light and tasty at the same time.
Vegetarian Italian Cannelloni Pasta
Cannelloni is Italian comfort food at its finest. Try these veggie-loaded stuffed pasta for a fantastic meal to share.
Layers of eggplant slices, a hearty tomato-based mince ragú sauce, and a creamy white bechamel combine all together for a totally irresistible veggie moussaka.
Simple Baingan Masala
A simple yet flavorful brinjal masala curry, where eggplants pieces are fried first then cooked in an onion-tomato based gravy.
Grilled Eggplant Kebabs
These veggie kebabs feature a delicious tahini satay marinade. A fun twist on the traditional satay recipes that is vegan, nut free & gluten free.
Hidden Vegetable Pasta Sauce
Fool your picky eaters with this super tasty, secretly healthy hidden vegetable pasta sauce! Vegan, gluten-free, and meal-prep friendly!
VEGETARIAN AUBERGINE APPETIZERS AND SIDES
Sicilian Eggplant Caponata (Vegan & GF)
Roast aubergine and veggies on a baking sheet or skillet, and you'll get an amazing Italian dish perfect to share. Plus, it's naturally gluten-free and vegan!
Creamy Vegan Bean and Aubergine Casserole
Stir-fried aubergine with beans, tomatoes and spices combine together for a delicious and absolutely satisfying 10-minute eggplant dish.
Georgian Eggplant Rolls
These 3-Ingredient Georgian eggplant roll-ups with a delectable walnut filling make a delightfully simple, healthy vegan appetizer.
You can't go wrong with this naturally-vegan easy French ratatouille! To get those perfect evenly-sliced veggies, use a thin Japanese eggplant.
Roasted Baby Eggplant with Stir-fry Sauce
A simple vegetarian Chinese stir fried dish that comes together quickly for an easy weeknight side dish or meal.
Homemade Roasted Baba Ganoush
Turn roasted eggplant into something extra magical with this creamy, garlicky homemade baba ganoush.
Moroccan Honey Glazed Eggplant
These glazed grilled aubergine slices make a fantastic side dish for pretty much anything.
Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich
If you like aubergine parmigiana and sandwiches, then you're gonna absolutely LOVE this good-for-you eggplant parm sandwich.
Eggplant Cakes with Lemon Sauce
Crispy on the outside and soft in the center, these super flavorful aubergine cakes are sure to be a big crowd-pleaser.
Crispy Eggplant Parmesan with Basil
Crispy baked eggplant coated in breadcrumbs, and topped with olive oil sauteed tomatoes and fresh basil. A simple yet delicious dish to enjoy all year long.
Grilled Eggplant Stacks
Grilled aubergine stacks stuffed with cheesy mozzarella and more veggies make a fantastic, lighter dinner meal.
Oven-Baked Eggplant Fries
Move over potato fries, these vegan eggplant fries will make you change the way you feel about eggplant. Crispy, healthy and oven-baked, they pair perfectly with any sauce!
Kabocha Hummus & Aubergine in Chickpea Wraps
A vegan street food inspired recipe featuring gluten free chickpea flour wraps, kabocha hummus and a mix of fried aubergines.
While many eggplant dips use a ton of ingredients this one only has 3 ingredients and is loaded with flavour.
Crispy Baked Eggplant Bites with Lemon Aioli
These crispy aubergine slices are great for sharing!
Baba Ganoush Hummus
Combine 2 of the best dip recipes to make Baba Ghanoush Hummus! Full of deep, smoky, and roasted flavors, add in chickpeas, and you’ll get your healthy veggies and protein in one dip!
Geetanjali Tung says
What a beautiful collection of eggplant recipes! Each recipe worth a try. Thank you so much for including my simple baingan masala recipe!
Thank you for sharing such great aubergine recipes. Looking forward to trying the crispy baked aubergine bites with lemon aioli. Sounds delicious!
Thank you so much for including my eggplant fries in your roundups! You have a fabulous collection here!
Eggplant fries are simply genius! Thank you for making this lovely recipe 🙂
Dan Humphreys says
Thank you so much for this. I've just made the leap and gone full veggie, so stocking up on vegetarian recipes. There are a ton of ideas here so it's a great help. Bookmarked!
Congrats Dan! If you ask me, it doesn't get better than eggplants and mushrooms to make the most of your new vegetarian journey. Hope you try these yummy recipes!
Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery says
Great roundup! Thanks for including my Moroccan honey glazed eggplant. 🙂 We're big eggplant eaters, so I will definitely try the other recipes.
We're big eggplant fans here too Julie, and your delicious Moroccan honey glazed eggplant i definitely on my to-do list 🙂
Lauren @ Lauren Caris Cooks says
Thanks for including my casserole! Gonna check out the other great recipes!
Thank you for making this delicious recipe Lauren, definitely a must-try for all eggplant lovers out there!
Ceri @Natural Kitchen Adventures says
So many great ideas here, one of my favourite vegetables!
This is brilliant. I never quite know what to do with aubergines when they turn up in my veggie box. I'll never be stuck for ideas again now.
There are so many recipes you can do with aubergine! Glad you now have loads of new ideas 🙂
Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes says
Such a beautiful collection of recipes! I love aubergine to add meatiness to a vegetarian dish.
Cathy @ Planet Veggie says
I love aubergine but usually end up either just stuffing them or putting them in a curry, so thanks for all these ideas!
Lovely, thank you for sharing my caponata! I will share your post on my networks over the next few days.