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30 Easy Stuffed Eggplant Recipes I Can’t Resist

These stuffed eggplant recipes are going to make your taste buds sing!

Whether you’re looking for something savory, spicy, or sweet, these 30 recipes will have something that you won’t be able to resist.

30 Easy Stuffed Eggplant Recipes I Can't Resist

From classic Italian-style eggplant parmesan to Thai-style eggplant curry, you’ll be sure to find a stuffed eggplant dish that you’ll love.

So get ready to get your hands dirty and let’s get cooking!

Sausage Stuffed Eggplant Boats

These boats are as tasty as they are satisfying.

The combination of Italian sausage, garlic, parsley, thyme, and oregano gives the eggplant a great flavor.

For an even more flavorful dish, I’d recommend adding red pepper flakes for some heat.

Be sure to add salt and pepper to taste.

After baking, add some cheese to the top for a cheesy finish.

Mediterranean-Inspired Stuffed Eggplant Recipe

This one is chock full of protein and flavor, making it a great vegan entrée or side dish.

The Mediterranean flavors of dill, parsley, and sun-dried tomatoes make it a unique and delicious dish.

I suggest using Israeli couscous for added texture and serving it with a generous squeeze of fresh lemon for an extra zing.

For an even heartier dish, add olives and mushrooms for some extra nutrition.

Easy Mediterranean Stuffed Eggplant (Vegetarian)

For all the Mediterranean food lovers out there, this easy stuffed eggplant recipe will be a hit!

The tender roasted eggplant paired with the vegan Mediterranean stuffing of couscous, chickpeas, tomatoes, and fresh herbs is sure to please.

To make this easy recipe even better, make sure to use the best quality extra virgin olive oil you can find for the maximum flavor.

Topping off the eggplant with some tahini sauce is also a great way to add a bit of extra flavor.

Balsamic Chicken Stuffed Eggplant

When you combine the succulent flavors of balsamic vinegar, roasted red peppers, and fresh basil, you get a meal that is both flavorful and satisfying.

This Balsamic Chicken Stuffed Eggplant recipe is a great way to bring a healthy and delicious dinner to the table in no time at all.

To make sure your eggplant is cooked just right, make sure to use large eggplants and roast the red peppers for a few minutes before adding them to the mix.

This dish is gluten-free, Paleo, and Whole30 compliant, making it perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions.

Stuffed Eggplant Parm

Ah, good old parm!

If you’re looking to satisfy your classic eggplant Parm craving but with a twist, this Stuffed Eggplant Parm recipe is the perfect solution.

The eggplant shells are stuffed with a mixture of garlic, onion, and basil, then topped with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella.

For a delicious crunchy texture, sprinkle some Panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese on top.

This dish is sure to be a hit with the family!

Greek Stuffed Eggplant

I love Greek cuisine so I can highly recommend this delicious and easy-to-make Greek Stuffed Eggplant!

It’s full of Mediterranean flavors, like cumin, red-wine vinegar, kalamata olives, and feta cheese, and is packed with veggies like eggplant, red bell pepper, red onion, and tomatoes.

To get the best flavor, I suggest using fresh dill and oregano whenever possible and adding a bit of extra olive oil.

Turkey Stuffed Eggplant Boats

Just look at these juicy and flavorful Turkey Stuffed Eggplant Boats!

This hearty meal is perfect for dinner and serves 4-6 people.

I recommend pre-cooking the ground turkey with garlic, onion, oregano, red chili flakes, and basil for extra flavor, before stuffing the boats with the mixture.

You can also top off the boats with a sprinkle of Pecorino Romano cheese for an extra cheesy touch.

For a tasty and easy dinner, these Turkey Stuffed Eggplant Boats are the perfect choice!

Beef and Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant

When you want something healthy, hearty, and delicious, try this Beef and Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant recipe.

It’s loaded with a ground beef and quinoa filling and topped with a delicious blend of mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

For extra flavor, add a tablespoon of aged balsamic vinegar and some fresh oregano.

And don’t forget to roast the eggplants before stuffing them for the best results.

Spanish Stuffed Eggplant Recipe (Berenjenas Rellenas)

Spanish food reminds me of my mother-in-law’s traditional stuffed eggplant recipe, Berenjenas Rellenas!

This delicious recipe takes about 2 hours to make, serves 4, and consists of a mixture of ground beef and pork, garlic, globe eggplants, a green bell pepper, onions, tomato sauce, black pepper, sea salt, extra virgin olive oil, and mozzarella cheese.

My tip is to use a good quality tomato sauce and let the flavors meld together for a few hours before serving.

Stuffed Eggplant with Sausage and Peppers

Now we’re talking! This Stuffed Eggplant with Sausage and Peppers recipe is the perfect hearty and satisfying dish for any day of the week.

Not only is it super easy to make, but the combination of sweet peppers and Italian sausage makes it truly delicious.

And don’t forget the Parmesan cheese for a bit of salty, nutty flavor.

Make sure to use freshly ground black pepper, fennel seeds, and kosher salt for a flavorful kick.

And, if you want to kick it up a notch, try adding some dry white wine to the mix.

Turkish Ground Beef Stuffed Eggplant Karniyarik Recipe

If you’ve been toying with the idea of trying out a new Turkish recipe, then this Turkish Ground Beef Stuffed Eggplant Karniyarik Recipe is definitely worth a try!

It’s simple to make and sure to satisfy your taste buds with its unique blend of flavors.

The hot water helps to soften the eggplants and the tomato paste adds a nice acidity, while the spices and herbs create an amazing aroma.

Be sure to use plenty of olive oil to prevent the eggplants from drying out.

Stuffed Eggplants with Bulgur (Turkish Style)

This stuffed eggplant recipe with bulgur and chickpeas is a delicious vegan dish that is sure to become a family favorite!

The combination of flavors with walnuts, bell peppers, ajvar, and spices is sure to tantalize your taste buds.

For extra flavor, use fresh herbs like parsley and mint.

To add a bit of a crunch, top the dish with vegan feta, pomegranate seeds, sesame seeds, and olives.

Serve with a vegan tzatziki sauce for the ultimate Mediterranean experience.

Lebanese Stuffed Eggplant

Can you think of a better way to enjoy eggplant than Lebanese Stuffed Eggplant?

This mouthwatering dish is sure to be a hit with your family and friends!

To bring out the best flavors in this dish, make sure to use lean ground beef, small eggplants, and freshly ground spices.

For an even richer flavor, top with toasted pine nuts.

You can also adjust the spiciness to your liking.

Enjoy the deliciousness of this roasted eggplant dish!

Stuffed Vegan Eggplant Parmesan (Gluten Free)

Okay, I have a delicious plant-based dinner idea for you! Stuffed Vegan Eggplant Parmesan!

This gluten-free dish is amazing – it’s a Lebanese classic made with spiced ground beef and onion mixture, topped with toasted pine nuts, and baked in a rich tomato sauce.

To make it even better, top it with vegan cheese and fresh basil leaves.

Before serving, make sure to cook some pasta and add some marinara sauce for extra flavor.

Simple Vegetarian Stuffed Eggplant Recipe

If you’re looking for an exciting, Mediterranean-inspired vegetarian dish, this Simple Vegetarian Stuffed Eggplant recipe is a perfect choice!

Roasting large eggplant halves and stuffing them with bulgur pilaf and drizzling them with tahini yogurt sauce is an excellent way to use fresh ingredients and make a delicious and nutritious meal.

Be sure to use coarse bulgur and add plenty of fresh vegetables such as onion, green pepper, tomato, and chickpeas to the filling.

This dish is also great with a sprinkling of cumin and a bit of salt and pepper.

Moroccan Lentil-Stuffed Eggplant

You know what they say, “when life gives you eggplants, make Moroccan Lentil-Stuffed Eggplant”!

This recipe is a delicious and nutritious way to transform eggplants into a meal.

It’s packed with protein, fiber and bold flavors thanks to the Moroccan-spiced lentils.

To make it even better, use crushed tomatoes for the best flavor and texture, and don’t forget to sprinkle your vegan parmesan cheese and gluten-free panko bread crumbs on top for some extra crunch.

Serve it with white or brown rice or cauliflower rice for a complete meal.

Jordanian Lamb-Stuffed Roasted Eggplant

Lamb is like a blank canvas when it comes to flavors, and this Jordanian Lamb-Stuffed Roasted Eggplant is the perfect way to explore the possibilities.

It is a comforting and delicious dish that is sure to impress your family and friends.

To make the most of this recipe, get the freshest eggplant you can find and don’t forget the pine nuts – they really make the dish shine!

For a flavor-packed dish, be sure to use generous amounts of onion, garlic, and herbs.

Finally, don’t forget to use the right spices – cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and red pepper flakes – to give it an authentic Jordanian flavor.

Lentil Stuffed Eggplant with Cardamom Sauce

Lentils, to me, are an ideal way to add flavor and nutrition to eggplant.

This Lentil Stuffed Eggplant with Cardamom Sauce is a hearty and flavorful dinner recipe that comes together with layers of warm, fragrant spices.

To make the most of this vegan dinner dish, make sure to use small globe eggplants, and be sure to combine the tomato puree and vegetable broth to create a flavorful base for the stuffing.

To top it all off, the garlic tahini drizzle adds a delicious finish.

Stuffed Eggplant with Black Bean Sauce

When I think of black beans, I think of a rich and flavorful sauce.

This Stuffed Eggplant with Black Bean Sauce is a great way to bring together the contrasting textures and flavors of eggplant and black beans in a delicious dinner.

To make the stuffing, mix together your fish or shrimp paste, garlic, shallots, salt, fish sauce, pepper, and scallions.

  1. To make the black bean sauce, combine garlic, fermented black beans, soy sauce, oyster sauce and water.
  2. Heat up some oil in a pan, then add the eggplants and the stuffing.
  3. Cook for about 10 minutes and top with the black bean sauce.
  4. Garnish with the scallions for an added pop of flavor.

Enjoy with a side of rice for a light yet satisfying dinner!

Stuffed Eggplant with Lamb and Pine Nuts

Something magical happens when you cook with eggplant!

Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi’s Stuffed Eggplant with Lamb and Pine Nuts is a perfect example of this.

The combination of ground lamb, sweet onions, and pine nuts give this dish a warm, hearty flavor that will have your mouth watering.

To make sure your eggplant is cooked perfectly, make sure to halve it lengthwise and salt it before you stuff it.

This recipe can be made ahead of time and is sure to be a hit with the whole family!

Baked Stuffed Eggplant with Cheese and Tomato Recipe

This dish might not look like much, but don’t be fooled!

Baked Stuffed Eggplant with Cheese and Tomato is a delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with steak.

Make sure to choose a medium-sized eggplant, and be generous with the olive oil, oregano, garlic, and parsley.

Top it off with some grated cheddar cheese and a tomato, and you’ll have a flavorful meal in no time!

Don’t forget to salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy!

Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant with Tahini Sauce

Quinoa is known for being a great source of plant-based protein and this Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant with Tahini Sauce is a great way to get a Mediterranean-style dinner on the table in just 35 minutes.

To make this recipe even more flavorful, try adding some fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, and oregano.

Plus, the lemon juice and tahini sauce really bring out the flavor of the eggplant.

Make sure to season the dish with salt, pepper, and a bit of ground cumin for a delicious, savory taste.

Bon Appétit!

Couscous Stuffed Eggplant with Lemon Tahini Sauce

Couscous isn’t as boring as some people make it out to be!

Try this delicious stuffed eggplant recipe topped with a zesty lemon tahini sauce for a vegan and dairy-free meal that’s sure to please.

To make this a truly special dish, lightly salt the eggplant before stuffing and roasting it in the oven to give it an extra layer of flavor.

Serve over cooked couscous and garnish with parsley and cherry tomatoes for a colorful and flavorful meal.

Twice-baked stuffed eggplant

Turn on your oven, and prepare to be amazed!

This twice-baked stuffed eggplant recipe is a must-try.

It’s creamy, savory, and bursting with flavor.

For even more flavor, add a few garlic cloves, parsley stalks, basil leaves, and passata.

Make sure to use full cream ricotta, then top with freshly grated parmesan and coarse stale sourdough crumbs.

Don’t forget to finish with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, some sea salt flakes, and freshly ground black pepper.

Serve with ricotta salata or pecorino for an extra special touch.

Corsican-Style Stuffed Eggplant Boats

Once you see just how delicious eggplant can be, it will become one of your favorite ingredients!

This Corsican-Style Stuffed Eggplant Boat recipe is a great way to explore the possibilities of eggplant.

  1. Start by soaking stale bread in milk, then stuff each eggplant with the bread mixture and grated cheese.
  2. Add garlic, basil, Herbes de Provence, salt, and pepper for extra flavor.
  3. Finally, fry the eggplants in a pan with some olive oil for a delicious meal.

For a full dinner experience, serve with a warm tomato sauce. Bon appetit!

Herby Couscous Stuffed Eggplant Rolls

I love working with fresh herbs and this Herby Couscous Stuffed Eggplant Rolls recipe is a great way to do just that!

Not only is it vegan, paleo, Whole30, and SCD-compatible, but the flavors of the cauliflower couscous, pine nuts, garlic, and red onion or shallot pair perfectly with the eggplant.

To make it even better, top it with an easy, homemade tahini and lemon sauce.

To make sure you get the most out of the herbs, be sure to finely chop them before adding them to the couscous.

Italian Stuffed Eggplant (Mozzarella and Tomato)

Who can say no to Italian food?

This Italian Stuffed Eggplant recipe is an easy and healthy way to enjoy a flavorful, classic Italian dish!

The combination of tomatoes, basil, fennel seeds, and mozzarella cheese creates a heavenly combination of flavors.

For an extra boost of flavor, try adding some minced garlic and a drizzle of olive oil.

Serve this as a light lunch or dinner, or as a side dish.

Keto Lamb Stuffed Eggplant Recipe – “Quick & Meaty”

If you’re following the keto diet and looking for a delicious, meaty meal that’s sure to please, this Keto Lamb Stuffed Eggplant Recipe is a must-try!

Packed with Middle Eastern flavors, this all-in-one dish is easy to prepare and full of flavor.

Be sure to use a good quality tomato passata and plenty of spices like smoked paprika, cumin, and ground cinnamon for an extra flavorful eggplant.

For an extra-hearty meal, serve with a side of cauliflower rice.

Tomato Parmesan Stuffed Eggplant

This recipe reminds me of the classic Italian classic, Eggplant Parmigiana.

Tomato Parmesan Stuffed Eggplant is a delicious and nutritious dish that’s easy to prepare!

Filled with flavorful ingredients like tender eggplant, crushed tomatoes, garlic, and herbs, this dish is sure to be a hit for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

For a creamy flavor, add a few spoonfuls of basil pesto, and don’t forget to top it off with fresh mozzarella and plenty of Parmesan cheese.

For a crispier texture, sprinkle some breadcrumbs before baking.

Sicilian-Style Stuffed Eggplant

Looking for a hearty, flavorful, and vibrant vegetarian dish?

Look no further than this Sicilian-Style Stuffed Eggplant!

This delicious dish is packed with complex and contrasting flavors, featuring fresh basil, golden raisins, kalamata olives, and pine nuts.

To top off the dish, it’s stuffed with mozzarella cheese and smothered in a jarred arrabbiata sauce.

For an extra kick of flavor and color, serve with a side of basil pesto.

30 Ways To Make Stuffed Eggplant

This article offers 30 creative and delicious recipes for making stuffed eggplant.
Each recipe includes helpful tips and tricks for making the perfect stuffed eggplant.
From classic Italian recipes to creative vegan and vegetarian options, this article has something for everyone.
With these easy-to-follow recipes and helpful advice, you’ll be serving up delicious stuffed eggplant dishes in no time!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 400 kcal


  • Sausage Stuffed Eggplant Boats
  • Mediterranean-Inspired Stuffed Eggplant Recipe
  • Easy Mediterranean Stuffed Eggplant (Vegetarian)
  • Balsamic Chicken Stuffed Eggplant
  • Stuffed Eggplant Parm
  • Greek Stuffed Eggplant
  • Turkey Stuffed Eggplant Boats
  • Beef and Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant
  • Spanish Stuffed Eggplant Recipe (Berenjenas Rellenas)
  • Stuffed Eggplant with Sausage and Peppers
  • Turkish Ground Beef Stuffed Eggplant Karniyarik Recipe
  • Stuffed Eggplants with Bulgur (Turkish Style)
  • Lebanese Stuffed Eggplant
  • Stuffed Vegan Eggplant Parmesan (Gluten Free)
  • Simple Vegetarian Stuffed Eggplant Recipe
  • Moroccan Lentil-Stuffed Eggplant
  • Jordanian Lamb-Stuffed Roasted Eggplant
  • Lentil Stuffed Eggplant with Cardamom Sauce
  • Stuffed Eggplant with Black Bean Sauce
  • Stuffed Eggplant with Lamb and Pine Nuts
  • Baked Stuffed Eggplant with Cheese and Tomato Recipe
  • Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant with Tahini Sauce
  • Couscous Stuffed Eggplant with Lemon Tahini Sauce
  • Twice-baked stuffed eggplant
  • Corsican-Style Stuffed Eggplant Boats
  • Herby Couscous Stuffed Eggplant Rolls
  • Italian Stuffed Eggplant (Mozzarella and Tomato)
  • Keto Lamb Stuffed Eggplant Recipe – "Quick & Meaty"
  • Tomato Parmesan Stuffed Eggplant
  • Sicilian-Style Stuffed Eggplant


  • Pick your favorite recipe from this list to serve for dinner tonight.
  • Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
  • Serve in no time!
Keyword Stuffed Eggplant Recipes
Benjamin Happy Muncher

Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.