You’ve Never Thought of Eating Eggplant This Way

Skip the long grocery list this week and make the most of all you’ve got with these quick weeknight recipes.

May 31, 2019

Excited for Some Eggplant

Eggplants definitely deserve more love in the kitchen. They’re amongst one of the most versatile veggies to cook, and of course there’s that beautiful deep purple colour that they can add to any dish; what’s not to love? If you’ve been having trouble cooking up something tasty yet easy to make for your weeknights, try out this round-up of diverse eggplant dishes that will take the stress out of your dinner plans and have you trying something new. They’re all freezer-friendly (and believe us, they make for delicious leftovers), and take under an hour to make.

Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan

Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan

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Start your week off on a high note with this Italian classic, minus the potential mess. The eggplant makes a cute little “boat” that doubles as a bowl for a hassle-free supper. Don’t forget to pile on the cheese! If you want to freeze for later, just wrap it tightly in foil and stow them away.

Tomato and Eggplant Rigatoni

Sicilian Tomato and Eggplant Rigatoni


Keep it simple with this refreshing pasta dish that uses cherry tomato, raisin and eggplant for a uniquely delicious sauce. Eggplants and tomatoes actually both come from the same family, so it’s no wonder that when they work together on a dish it comes out amazing.

Chicken Stuffed Eggplant

Chicken Stuffed Eggplant

Cocina Familiar

Curious as to what else eggplants are great for stuffing with? Get your protein in with this chicken stuffed eggplant recipe. Plus, it only requires six ingredients that you probably have at home.

Vegan Italian Sandwich

Vegan Italian Eggplant Sandwich

The Edgy Veg

Eggplants are also one of the best plant-based substitutes around, just let this sandwich prove it to you. Giving the classic veal sandwich a vegan spin, this dish uses fried eggplant slices and places them on warm kaiser rolls with some delicious marinara sauce. Perfect for a day of meatless ending, and you won’t even miss the veal at all!

Honey and Miso Roasted Eggplant

Honey and Miso Roasted Chinese Eggplant


Eggplants are a popular ingredient in Chinese cuisine, and for good reason. Chinese eggplants are a bit different than the ones you might be used to, with a thinner skin and less seeds to give it a more delicate texture and less bitter flavour. This works great here, with the honey and miso flavours lending a delightful sweetness to the dish that is perfect for summer.

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