I have a secret to tell you. Before I stumbled upon delicious dishes like these keto eggplant recipes, I wasn’t so sure about eggplant.
In hindsight, I think I just never had eggplant prepared well.
Now, I’ve had my eyes opened to the wonderful world of eggplant! And it’s not just eggplant parmesan (though we have a recipe for that, too).
Eggplant is a fantastic source of nutrients and antioxidants.
It’s been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and even some cancers. Plus, eggplant is very keto-friendly!
Eggplant is a low-carb, high-fiber fruit, so it’s perfect for keto dieters. It’s low calories too, so you can eat a lot of it without guilt.
Trust me, eggplant can be delectable. And these keto eggplant recipes prove it!
1. Keto Eggplant Parmesan
This list starts off with a classic, eggplant parmesan. And if you like cheese, you’re in luck because this recipe is insanely cheesy. It’s the bomb.
The best part of this is how crispy and flavorful the eggplant is. The secret is in the breading, which of course, is not made with bread.
Instead, it gets its crunch and flavor from pork rinds!
It has layers of crispy eggplant, flavorful marinara sauce, and tons of melted mozzarella. It’s low-carb and delicious, and you’ll love it.
2. Eggplant Pizza Bites
If you were a kid in the 90s, you probably loved Bagel Bites pizza bagels. I know I did! They were saucy, cheesy, and totally tantalizing.
Well, this is the low-carb, more grown-up version. Don’t worry though, they’re just as fun and tasty.
They’re loaded with sauce, cheese, and delicious flavor.
This version is vegetarian, with spinach and tomatoes as toppings. However, you can use whatever toppings you like.
Personally, I like a little pepperoni for extra protein.
3. Air Fryer Eggplant Fries (Keto, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)
Okay, as soon as you’re done reading, you need to make these! These delicious fries are the perfect side dish. They’re great for snacking, too!
They feature slices of eggplant coated in pork Panko, parmesan, and seasonings. Serve them with a side of marinara sauce and enjoy.
The best part is that these are done in only 15 minutes.
4. Baked Keto Stuffed Eggplant Boats
Send your tastebuds sailing to flavor town with these delicious eggplant boats.
These boats are super ooey-gooey and filled with delicious keto bolognese.
Every bite is bold and saucy, with bits of beef and bacon. The boats are loaded with cream, tomatoes, and aromatics like onions and garlic.
5. Crispy Fried Eggplant Rounds with Parmesan Cheese and Marinara Sauce
This is basically eggplant parmesan deconstructed. It’s perfect for sharing or indulging on your own because it’s totally guilt-free.
Once again, this recipe features pork rinds to make everything super crispy. It creates the perfect crust and adds loads of flavor.
6. Eggplant Rollatini with Spinach and Ricotta
Scrolling through the internet, you come across thousands of delicious keto recipes. But you might notice that the majority are pretty meat-heavy recipes.
So, it can be hard to find new keto-friendly options if you’re a vegetarian. Enter this eggplant rollatini!
It’s sort of like a low-carb, vegetarian lasagna roll-up and it’s super yummy!
7. Keto Eggplant Lasagna
This fantastic lasagna might not have any noodles, but it sure has lots of flavor! I think even Garfield the Cat would approve.
Rather than noodles, this lasagna features thin strips of delicious roasted eggplant.
It does have gooey, savory layers of meat, sauce, and cheese. So, you really won’t miss the noodles.
And it still feels like cozy comfort food, even though it’s healthy.
8. Sauteed Eggplant
This sauteed eggplant is the perfect side dish. It’s especially great when you need something yummy in a hurry. It’s super easy to prepare.
Simply cut the eggplant into thin round slices. Season the eggplant slices with your favorite seasonings.
Saute the slices in olive oil until they’re brown, caramelized, and delicious!
9. Low-Carb, Cheesy Pull-Apart Garlic “Bread” Eggplant
This delicious dish is creative cooking like you’ve never seen before!
Seriously, the creator of this dish is an artist. You need this if you crave garlic bread when you’re eating low-carb.
It’s garlicky, cheesy, and has all of the flavors of good garlic bread. But it only has one-tenth the carbohydrates.
10. Eggplant Chips
Potato chips are delicious. Sadly, they don’t fit well into a keto diet because they’re loaded with carbs. That’s where these eggplant chips come in!
They’re uber crispy, salty, and seriously delicious. Now, they don’t taste exactly like the potato chips you’re probably used to.
But they’ll still satisfy all of your salty snack cravings.
And they’re addicting in their own right. So, it works out well that you can eat a ton of them guilt-free.
11. Oven-Baked Eggplant with Cheese and Tomatoes
If you miss Margherita pizza when you’re eating keto, this is the dish for you!
It has all the components of good Margherita pizza, only the crust is roasted eggplant. It’s delicious.
12. Garlic Parmesan Grilled Eggplant
I love a good barbecue! The company is great and the food is delicious.
Unfortunately, there aren’t often a ton of healthy or keto-friendly options available at most barbecues.
That’s where this tasty garlic and parmesan grilled eggplant comes in.
It’s lightly seasoned in oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and grated parmesan. It’s simple but amazing.
All you have to do is season it and toss it right on the grill. It’s healthy, crispy, and flavorful.
13. Healthy Keto Air-Fryer Eggplant Bites
The air-fryer is a game-changer in the kitchen. This simple, healthy, and delicious dish is ready in only 15 minutes.
That means you get to be a kitchen star while spending more time with loved ones.
14. Keto Chicken and Eggplant Sheet Pan with Tzatziki
Transport yourself to the Mediterranean with this keto sheet pan dinner.
It’s healthy, it’s low-carb, and it’s simply sublime. Everyone is going to love this!
This dish features flavorful, marinated succulent chicken. The marinade is full of traditional Greek flavors, like lemon and oregano.
The chicken is roasted alongside seasoned eggplant and tomatoes.
You serve it with fresh olives, feta, mint, parsley, and creamy tzatziki sauce. It’s an insanely good recipe.
15. Easy One-Pan Eggplant Chicken Dinner
Sheet pan and one-pan dinners are the best!
The food is always delicious with each ingredient soaking up the flavors of the others. And there’s hardly any clean-up.
This easy one-pan eggplant and chicken dinner is no exception.
It has the added benefit of being friendly to several diets, including keto, paleo, and Whole30.
This recipe features sauteed chicken breasts, eggplant, spinach, tomatoes, garlic, and onion. It’s fantastic!
16. Crispy Eggplant Chips with Honey (Berenjenas con Miel | Vegan)
If you live for a sweet and savory moment, then you’ll love berenjenas con miel.
They’re super crispy and deliciously savory eggplant fries that are drizzled with black honey.
These crispy eggplant chips with honey are traditionally served as tapas. But they make a great side dish or snack, too!
17. Roasted Eggplant Dip (Baba Ganoush)
Baba ganoush is a delicious dip that comes from the Levant region of the world. The Levant is known for fresh, bold dishes.
This roasted eggplant dip embodies that tradition beautifully.
Baba ganoush is kind of like eggplant hummus.
Like hummus, it’s creamy and perfectly dip-able, with the strong flavor of tahini. Instead of chickpeas, this uses roasted eggplant.
A little Greek yogurt adds a lovely tang, while lemon brightens the flavor profile. Finish it with delicious seasonings and you’re ready to serve it.
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