Meaty, hearty and versatile, aubergine is a superhero ingredient – Get inspired with these 30 Easy Vegetarian Eggplant Recipes perfect for everyday cooking!


Available all-year-round, aubergine (or eggplant) is an incredible ingredient to use in your vegetarian cooking.

Light in calories, with a relatively plain flavor, eggplant is incredibly versatile thanks to its spongy texture, which soaks up all the flavor you pair it with.

Thanks to its meaty consistent, it’s a fantastic substitute to meat.

Whether you are a full vegan or vegetarian, or just trying to reduce your weekly meat income, it’s a handy ingredient to have in the kitchen.

I have gathered 30 delicious and easy vegetarian eggplant recipes from my favourite food blogs.

From Italian classics to Asian inspired meals (hello lasagna roll-0ps, curry and aubergine meatballs!), I’ve got you covered all the way from breakfast through dinner time.

So, get ready to fall in love with this awesome, versatile fruit (yes! It’s actually a fruit!).

From pizza bite to curry and chips,  these vegetarian aubergine recipes are perfect for every day of the week!

Mains

vegetarian eggplant recipes collection, image featuring roasted eggplant cannelloni on a white plate with fork and knife on the sides

Roasted Eggplant Cannelloni Pasta – The Petite Cook (pictured)

Vegetarian Aubergine Moussaka with Mushroom Sauce – My Greek Dish

vegetarian eggplant spaghetti sandwiches topped with basil leaves in a glass baking dish

Eggplant Spaghetti Sandwiches – The Petite Cook (pictured)

Sicilian Pasta alla Norma – The Petite Cook

Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna – Woman’s Day

Eggplant Shakshuka – At The Immigrant’s Table

Farro with Grilled Eggplant, Tomatoes and Mozzarella – Cooking Chat Food

Aubergine, Mushroom & Sweet Potato Massaman Curry – Planet Veggie

Barley with Spiced Aubergine, Chickpeas and Tomatoes – Tin & Thyme

Sides

 

vegetarian eggpkant caponata in a skillet, next to a small pot of capers, and a small pot of pine nuts, next to a grey plate with two slices of bread topped with caponata

Sicilian Eggplant Caponata (Vegan & GF) – The Petite Cook (pictured)

Creamy Vegan Bean and Aubergine Casserole – Lauren Caris Cooks

Twice Baked Eggplant – Zagleft

Grilled Eggplant Parmigiana Skewers – The Petite Cook

Baked Breaded Aubergine Slices – Eats Amazing

vegetarian eggplant meatballs with tomato sauce and basil leaves in a cast iron skillet, white and grey stiped napkin beneath and a wood board.

Vegetarian Aubergine Meatballs – The Petite Cook (pictured)

Moroccan Honey Glazed Eggplant – Bunsen Burner Bakery

Indian Spice Stuffed Eggplants and Potatoes – Vegetarian Gastronomy

Crispy eggplant Parmesan with Basil – Savory Tooth

Vegan Eggplant Lasagna Roll-ups – Minimalist Baker

Grilled Balsamic Eggplant Stacks – Pinch Me I’m Eating

Snacks

 

vegetarian eggplant pizza bites on a wood board covered with parchment paper, basil leaves scattered around

Carrot Hummus Eggplant Rolls – Bam’s Kitchen 

Smokey Baba Ganoush – The View From Great Island

Oven Baked Eggplant Fries – Veggies Don’t Bite 

Kabocha Hummus & Aubergine in Chickpea Wraps – Natural Kitchen Adventures

Crispy Baked Eggplant Bites with Lemon Aioli – Salu Salo Recipes (pictured)

Norma Spaghetti Cupcakes – The Petite Cook

Roasted Eggplant Spread – Simple Nourished Living

Low Carb Eggplant Pizza – Celery & Cupcakes 

Spicy Eggplant Almond Cakes with Cilantro-Lemon Yogurt – Cooking on The Weekends

Spicy Eggplant Balls with Minty Yogurt Wrap – The Awesome Green 

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