Looking for a warm and comforting size dish? This roasted eggplant is a great addition to the dinner table, alongside your favorite proteins and grains. Don’t forget to top it off with sesame seeds and chives. Recipe here!
2. Eggplant Caprese
Sure, Caprese is often considered a summer dish thanks to the ripe tomatoes, but for people who are already missing the long, hot days of summer, this dish is a good option. It combines fried, roasted or even grilled eggplant, paired with classic Caprese ingredients and some crispy fried garlic for a best-of-both-seasons dish. Recipe here!
3. Cheesy Stuffed Eggplant
On a chilly autumn night, there’s hardly anything better than diving into a gooey, cheesy meal. This dish is easy to make, but tastes restaurant-worthy, with melt-in-the-mouth eggplant and plenty of fresh mozzarella. When you see that golden, bubbly cheese, you’ll hardly be able to wait for this meal to be cool enough to eat. Recipe here!
4. Eggplant Italian Sausage Gratin
With savory cheese and slightly spicy Italian sausage, this eggplant dish is just the meal you need to warm up on these colder days. Even those who declare they “don’t like eggplant” will enjoy this indulgent dish. Plus, you can even prep it ahead of time, so it’s great to take to fall potlucks. Recipe here!
5. Eggplant Stew
Autumn and stew go hand in hand. So if you’re looking for your next great stew recipe, look no further than this version, where eggplant is the star of the show. This hearty veggie is paired with onion, garlic, tomatoes, chickpeas, spices and even a little hot sauce to warm you from the inside out. Find the recipe in the Instagram post below!
6. Eggplant Parm Grilled Cheese
Eggplant parm? Delicious. Grilled cheese? Reliably tasty. So why not combine the two into one incredibly sandwich? It’s perfect to make on a dreary day, and while it takes some time to prep the homemade sauce and fry the battered eggplant, this labor of love is well worth the effort. Recipe here!
7. Italian-Style Eggplant Sausages
Whether you’ve been vegan for years or you love to eat meat, these sausages made from marinated and grilled eggplant slices will be a welcome addition to your fall menu. Marinate a day in advance, and you’ll be able to have these ready for game days or potlucks. Recipe here!