If you’re looking for something new to try for dinner, we got you. We went ahead and found 20 super interesting and fun vegan eggplant recipes to try this week. It doesn’t matter if you’re an eggplant lover or an eggplant skeptic, a vegan or an omnivore – we know you’ll be able to find at least one recipe that’ll make you want this veggie on your table every day.

Baked Vegan Eggplant Recipes

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

This vegan eggplant parmesan tastes just like the real thing, and you can make it in under an hour!

Source: Eat Figs Not Pigs

Baked Crispy Eggplant Rounds

These rounds taste so delicious, you won’t even believe that they’re good for you.

Source: Vegetarian Astronomy

Vegan Eggplant Rollatini

While this recipe calls for a grill, you can bake them in the oven instead and they’ll come out just as delicious without all the active work.

overhead view of 3 pieces of eggplant rollatini on a white dish with fork on the side.
Source: Vegan Huggs

Baked Vegan Eggplant Arrabbiata

The arrabbiata sauce adds the perfect amount of flavor to this eggplant dish.

Baked Vegan Eggplant Arrabiata
Source: Nutritionicity

Vegan Cheesy Eggplant Casserole

This eggplant casserole is so creamy and comforting, you won’t believe it’s dairy-free.

close up of the baked vegan cheesy eggplant casserole
Source: The Curious Chickpea

Vegan Eggplant Sandwich Recipes

Oven-Fried Eggplant PoBoy Sandwiches

These sandwiches are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and all kinds of good for you.

Source: Fat Free Vegan

Mexican Fried Eggplant Sandwich

Yes, you can satisfy your Mexican cravings without having to worry about looking for filling plant-based options on the menu.

Mexican Fried Eggplant Sandwich (Vegan Tortas and Pambazos) Recipe
Source: Serious Eats

Vegan Eggplant Gyros

With this recipe, you can enjoy delicious, plant-based Greek gyros without ever having to leave the country.

Meaty vegan eggplant gyros stuffed with vegetables, herbs and the best hummus sauce. So good! #vegan #vegetarian | www.delishknowledge.com
Source: Delish Knowledge

The Vegan (E)BLT: Eggplant Bacon Sandwich

You definitely won’t miss eating real BLTs with this recipe.

Vegan & GF healthy BLT, with Eggplant Bacon! So yummy & satisfying. | veganchickpea.com
Source: Vegan Chickpea

Eggplant Sandwiches with Date-Plum-Mustard

Who knew eggplant, dates, and mustard would taste so well together in a sandwich?

Vegan eggplant sandwich. Mustard.
Source: In Love With Bliss

Raw Vegan Eggplant Recipes

Eggplant Caponata

This refreshing eggplant jam is the perfect refreshing appetizer in this hot summer weather!

Eggplant caponata. Eggplant jam.

Raw Eggplant Ravioli

This ravioli recipe requires a little bit more work because it’s made with a dehydrator, but you can also bake or fry them to save time!

Source: Small Footprint Family

Vegan Eggplant Bacon

Eggplant bacon might sound weird, but they’re great in salads, sandwiches, or even just on their own.You can use a dehydrator or bake them to a crisp.

Vegan eggplant bacon
Source: The Full Helping

Raw Vegan Eggplant Tacos

These raw vegan eggplant tacos are like the real thing, but just a little better for you.

Raw Vegan Eggplant Tacos
Source: Meal Garden

Raw Breaded Eggplant Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

You’ll forget that you’re eating a completely plant-based meal with how good these meatballs taste.

Raw Breaded Eggplant Meatballs With Marinara Sauce
Source: One Green Planet

Vegan Eggplant Side Dishes

Grilled Eggplant

You can snack on slices of delicious grilled eggplant, or they’re also a great side dish for a heartier main course.

Grilled vegan eggplant
Source: Every Last Bite

Creamy Eggplant & Caramelized Onion Dip

No matter what you pair this dip with, it’ll taste amazing (but we recommend pita bread).

Bowl of Persian Eggplant Dip
Source: Minimalist Baker

Roasted Marinated Eggplant Appetizer

If you need a simple and delicious appetizer you can whip up in an hour, this recipe is exactly what you need.

marinated eggplant
Source: Olive Tomato

Pull-Apart Eggplant with Marinara Sauce

It’s like cheesy pull-apart bread, but better.

Overhead view of a pull-apart eggplant, garnished with green onions and cilantro
Source: Healing Tomato

Roasted Eggplant with Tahini 

The tahini sauce makes some already delicious eggplant even more flavorful. 

Roasted Eggplant w Tahini ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen
Source: Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen
Vegan eggplant recipes. Vegan recipes. Vegetarian recipes. Eggplant recipes. Eggplant parmesan. Whole foods. Plant based recipes. Plant based.

Want To Save Time On Meal Planning & Prep?

Get a free trial of our online meal planner.

Meal planning is about to get a whole lot easier!