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6 Excellent Eggplant Recipes

6 Excellent Eggplant Recipes
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Are you a big eggplant fan but feel like you’ve already done everything you can with the beloved purple nightshade? Here’s the inspiration you need, because these 6 recipes will show you a whole new side of the illustrious eggplant as it makes its debut as the star of the show!

1. Cheesy Fried Eggplant Octopus

Octopus is certainly not for everyone, but how would you feel about eating fried octopus that isn’t actually an octopus at all? Instead of going the seafood route, we opted for a completely vegetarian dish that’s designed to look like an adorable little sea creature! This cute, creative dish makes an impressive snack to serve at a gathering, or it could also be a fun way to get kids to try a new vegetable. Trust us, nobody will be able to keep their tentacles off of this dish! Get the recipe for the Cheesy Fried Eggplant Octopus.

Cheesy Fried Eggplant Octopus

2. Stuffed Eggplant Flower

We all love a good eggplant recipe, and this one is certainly no exception! It features eggplant stuffed with a well-seasoned ground beef mixture, but adds an exciting little flourish – the eggplants look like flowers. All of that tastiness gets served with oven-baked potato wedges and a homemade tomato sauce that’s bursting with flavor – yummy! Get the recipe for the Stuffed Eggplant Flower.

Stuffed Eggplant Flower

3.–4. Caprese-Stuffed Eggplant & Ham & Cheese-Stuffed Eggplant

Do you think eggplants are boring? Then you’ve definitely never had stuffed eggplant before! One bite of these cheesy, filling recipes, and the illustrious eggplant will suddenly be your new favorite vegetable. Get the recipes for the Caprese-Stuffed Eggplant & Ham & Cheese-Stuffed Eggplant.

Caprese-Stuffed Eggplant & Ham & Cheese-Stuffed Eggplant

5. Eggplant Meatball Casserole

When the days start to get longer and colder, nothing tastes better than a warm and hearty casserole. In this case, we opted for a recipe with eggplant, mashed potatoes, and ground beef, making it not only fast and easy to make, but also fast and easy to eat given how tasty it is! Get the recipe for the Eggplant Meatball Casserole.

Eggplant Meatball Casserole

6. Meatball-Stuffed Eggplant

Are you starting to notice a trend here? Yep, stuffed eggplant is the way to go! In this case, we’re stuffing the whole thing with zesty meatballs and marinating the dish in a homemade tomato sauce – your Italian grandmother would be so proud! Get the recipe for the Meatball-Stuffed Eggplant.

Meatball-Stuffed Eggplant

Grab yourself a plate of any of these 6 wonderful recipes and we guarantee you’re in for the tastiest ride of your life. Dinner is served!