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Eggplant Parmesan Sliders

These party-ready eggplant parmesan sliders are easy for guests to grab (and are vegetarian-friendly!). The lemon-ricotta spread really adds a level of flavor to these delicious bites. —Debbie Glasscock, Conway, Arkansas


Air-Fryer Eggplant Fries

My kids love these air-fryer eggplant fries—and I like that they're healthy. Coated with Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese and garlic...


Eggplant Roll-Ups

We love these easy Italian eggplant roll-ups stuffed with creamy ricotta and spinach. The fact that they are vegetarian is...


Pressure-Cooker Caponata

This Italian eggplant dip preps quickly and actually gets better as it stands. Serve it warm or at room temperature....

Slow-Cooker Caponata

This Italian eggplant dip preps quickly and actually gets better as it stands. Serve it warm or at room temperature....


Crispy Eggplant Bruschetta

One word describes this summer appetizer..."wonderful"! The crispy exterior of the tender eggplant slices and the robust taste of tomato...

Skinny Eggplant Parmesan

You save a lot of calories when you bake the eggplant patties instead of frying in boil. I like to...


One-Pan Tuscan Ravioli

Sometimes I use chickpeas instead of cannellini beans, grated Asiago or Provolone instead of Parmesan, and all zucchini if I...


Eggplant Zucchini Bolognese

“I roast the veggies while the pasta cooks, making this a quick dish.” This meal-in-one blends rustic comfort with fresh...


Grilled Italian Eggplant Slices

What a fabulous way to dress up eggplant! Piled high with herbs, cheese and fresh tomatoes, this fail-proof, grilled side...

Breaded Eggplant Sandwiches

“Eggplant Parmesan is one of my family’s favorite comfort foods. We love this version served open-faced with a salad.” —Holly...


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Eggplant Rollatini

Want to learn how to cook eggplant? Here's where to start. These authentic eggplant roll-ups may take some time to...


Slow-Cooker Ratatouille

Not only does this classic recipe make a phenomenal side dish, you can also serve it with sliced French bread...


Ratatouille Sausage Saute

“Trying to get more vegetables into your diet? This skillet dish is a great way!” assures Sally Hook of Montgomery,...


Rustic Roasted Vegetable Tart

No one will miss the meat in this appealing tart. The flaky, rustic-style crust holds an assortment of flavorful veggies...

Vegetarian Pasta Sauce

Loaded with fresh vegetables and herbs, this hearty, meatless sauce is a perfect way for gardeners to make delicious use...


Manicotti with Eggplant Sauce

This Italian-style dish from Barbara Nowakowski of North Tonawanda, New York has a hearty spinach and cheese filling and a...


Eggplant Parmigiana

This delicious eggplant casserole from my mom makes a wonderful meatless meal. It’s a resourceful way to use up the...


Eggplant Bruschetta

Here’s a memorable take on an all-time classic. Maxine Petersohn tops eggplant slices with chopped tomatoes, fresh basil and cheese...


Open-Faced Garden Veggie Sandwiches

Virginia Lawson
CORTEZ, COLORADO

By now, your garden is probably filled with ripe veggies! I jazz up this delightful...


Tomato Eggplant Bake

Cheesy and delicious, this casserole features a crisp crumb topping. It's a good meatless entree for a summer-time meal.—Faye Wortman,...


Roasted Eggplant Lasagna

With a vegetarian on my guest list, I was inspired to make this lasagna for a party. Watching the cheese...


Veggie Lasagna

No one will even miss the meat when you serve this vegetable-rich lasagna. It has a fresh, full-bodied flavor. To...

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Eggplant Muffuletta

I often rely on this recipe when hosting a casual holiday party. It's a marvelous meatless sandwich that makes each...


Baked Eggplant Italiano

“When my husband I decided that we wanted to lose weight, I created this main dish as a downsized substitute...


Eggplant Pockets

Judy White know how to use up the bounty of her Hawesville, Kentucky garden. She sautes chopped veggies in a...


Beefy Eggplant Parmigiana

I developed this recipe one summer when my husband grew eggplant in the garden. I was thrilled when it won...


Hearty Eggplant Parmesan

Sauteing in a reduced amount of oil helps give this classic eggplant dish a healthy twist. Add a green salad...


Baked Ratatouille

This baked ratatouille recipe is heavenly when made with homegrown vegetables. It's so good, I sometimes make the casserole all...