30 Delicious Sauteed Eggplant Recipes For Any Occasion

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Do you always get stumped on how to cook eggplant? These sauteed eggplant recipes are a great place to start for anyone in a fix.


A Few Words About Sauteed Eggplant Recipes

We felt like sauteed eggplant does not get enough love, so we compiled 30 delicious sauteed eggplant recipes for any occasion. If it has eggplant in it, we have got it. However you like to eat your eggplant, these recipes are ideal for any event, and the varieties and combinations out there are endless. We have gone through the process of compiling all types of sauteed eggplant recipes; Italian, Asian, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, we could go on and on, or you could just go through them and see for yourself, there is sure to be something for you and your loved ones.


1

Sauteed Eggplant and Zucchini

This sauteed eggplant and zucchini recipe is perfect for a quick dinner but can also be a side. The eggplant and zucchini are flavorful and cooked till tender. The fragrant garlic also does wonders for this dish. There are numerous ways to eat this, as an accompaniment to a meal or with a bowl of steamy white rice. You definitely can’t go wrong with this recipe. You can also top it with some freshly grated cheese or some basil for a bit of freshness. It’s a great option for busy weeknight dinners, and it is also kid friendly.

Calories per Serving: 227 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 35 minutes

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Sauteed Eggplant and Zucchini


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Sauteed Eggplant Slices

We all love easy recipes that take no time to come together. These sauteed eggplant slices cook in less than 20 minutes and are absolutely delightful to eat. It only requires five ingredients, of which two are eggplants and olive oil, while the rest are seasonings. Isn’t that wonderful? We recommend using baby eggplants because their thinner skins make for fast cooking and even faster eating because you’ll be scarfing down these eggplant slices like no man’s business. You can also opt to make this for your next gathering, as it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Calories per Serving: 122 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 15 mins

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Sauteed Eggplant Slices


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Sauteed Eggplant Recipe

This sauteed eggplant recipe uses Japanese eggplants, which are smaller in size, delicate, and sweet tasting compared to regular eggplants. This recipe has a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors, sure to please anyone who tries it. The brown sugar, soy sauce, and oyster sauce are cooked to give a delicious sticky sauce that coats the eggplant pieces perfectly. The sauce’s sweetness is balanced with lime juice, and the oyster sauce used in this dish is the major source of that delicious umami flavor we all love. However, it can easily be swapped for a vegan oyster sauce to make it vegan and still not lose any of its deliciousness.

Total Preparation Time: 30 mins

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Sauteed Eggplant Recipe


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Sauteed Eggplant With Tomato And Garlic Sauce

There are many great ways to make sauteed eggplant, and this recipe is no exception. It’s a delicious Italian eggplant dish that can be eaten in multiple ways. You can make crostinis and top it with cheese, toss it with some pasta and olives for a wholesome dinner, or serve it as a side dish. No matter your choice, the result is the same, a delicious dish. The eggplant used in this recipe is of the larger, globelike variety and is cooked in a yummy delectable tomato sauce flavored with garlic, red pepper flakes, and fresh basil. So for your next eggplant dish, this sauteed eggplant with tomato and garlic sauce is the way to go.

Calories per Serving: 126 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 25 mins

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Sauteed Eggplant With Tomato And Garlic Sauce


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Sauteed Chinese Eggplant

This sauteed green beans and eggplant recipe is a healthier version of a popular Chinese takeout dish, the original recipe features deep-fried eggplant, but this version uses sauteed eggplant instead. The eggplant is salted before cooking to draw out some moisture, giving it a better texture. This dish is flavorful, healthy, and incredibly easy to make. It’s an ideal dish for a weeknight dinner because the cooking process takes less than thirty minutes from start to finish. We recommend serving it with some rice and topping it with toasted sesame seeds for an extra flourish. 

Calories per Serving: 101 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 20 mins

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Sauteed Chinese Eggplant


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Sauteed Eggplant With Potato And Peppers

This sauteed eggplant recipe doesn’t just deliver with its flavor profile but is also a 10 out of 10 in terms of texture, crispy potatoes, soft and tender eggplant, and crunchy bell peppers. These ingredients are coated in a sweet and savory soy-based sauce that makes for a delightful and well-rounded dish. This recipe is healthy, gluten-free, and vegan, making it a great option for any gathering. You can always add your choice of vegetables to this recipe, as it’s great with substitutions. We would recommend you serve this dish with a bowl of jasmine or short-grain rice.

Calories per Serving: 187 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 25 mins

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Sauteed Eggplant With Potato And Peppers


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Sauteed Eggplant With a Honey Soy Glaze

This easy sauteed eggplant recipe is super easy, quick, and delicious. No need for a lot of ingredients. If you already have an eggplant in your kitchen, you’ll probably have the rest of the ingredients because they are pantry staples. This dish is Asian-inspired and so yummy we doubt you’ll have any leftovers. The eggplant pieces are cooked with a little oil till they are golden, brown, and delicious, then the soy sauce, honey, and sugar mixture is poured over and simmered for a few minutes, and voila! Your sauteed eggplant is ready to eat.

Calories per Serving: 139 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 15 mins

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Sauteed Eggplant With a Honey Soy Glaze


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Sauteed Eggplant With Garlic

This sauteed eggplant with garlic is a delicious recipe that is perfect as a side dish but can also double as an easy breakfast dish by topping it with a fried egg. This recipe doesn’t require a lot of ingredients and comes together in less than 30 minutes. The eggplant is sauteed with onions, garlic, and mushrooms until they are soft and browned, then the peas (frozen peas also work wonderfully in this recipe) are added with some cumin, salt, and pepper, then you fry up a sunny side up egg and boom! Your delicious eggplant sauteed with garlic is ready to enjoy.

Total Preparation Time: 20 mins

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Sauteed Eggplant With Garlic


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Sauteed Eggplant in Olive Oil

Sauteed eggplants in olive oil sound so simple, but this Italian dish is scrumptious, there are so many things we love about this recipe, but we’ll name just a few, you only need 6 ingredients which are eggplants (of course!). Tomatoes, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, basil, and salt, it’s vegan, and it cooks in no time at all, which is always a win in our books. This recipe is great as a side dish to meat or pasta dishes, or you can eat it with a hunk of crusty bread. You can also serve it with some freshly grated parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast for cheesy flavor, no matter how; you can do no wrong with this Italian sauteed eggplant recipe.

Total Preparation Time: 30 mins

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Sauteed Eggplant in Olive Oil


10

Sauteed Eggplant Pasta

Sauteed eggplant pasta with smoked mozzarella should be the main event at your next family gathering or potluck. It takes a lot of time but hears us out. A lot of that time is passive, as the prep time is less than 30 minutes. All you have to do is put all the ingredients for marinating the tomatoes overnight in a bowl, salt the pieces of eggplant, and forget about it. It’s a great hands-off recipe that is a showstopper and great for everyone, kids and adults alike. The tenderness of the eggplant, the melty cheese, and the smoky flavor is unlike any pasta or eggplant you’ve ever had.  

Calories per Serving: 662 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 8 hours 5 mins

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Sauteed Eggplant Pasta


11

Sauteed Eggplant With Olives And Raisins

What we love about this sauteed eggplant recipe is it’s a great dish to make a big batch of so that you’ll have leftovers for days on end, it’s a delicious dish that is well-balanced in its flavor profile, and there are a lot of bold flavors that just really complement each other well. This sauteed eggplant with olives and raisins is tasty and can be served hot or cold with rice, pasta, bulgur, or any preferred grain of choice. Another interesting way to serve it is with roasted chickpeas for protein, or you can also serve it over toast as an appetizer or for breakfast. The options are endless with this one.

Calories per Serving: 160 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 40 mins

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Sauteed Eggplant With Olives And Raisins


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Healthy Sauteed Chinese Eggplant

As the name implies, this healthy amino glazed “soy” eggplant recipe is a healthier version of a sauteed Chinese eggplant that doesn’t have any soy. The soy sauce is replaced with coconut aminos which is much healthier because of its reduced sodium content, but this recipe is not lacking in any flavors. It’s delicious and super easy to make. This dish is a great side dish to white rice or brown rice. It is wholesome, hearty, and a great option if you’re counting calories or just looking for healthier options for your favorite recipes.

Calories per Serving: 96 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 30 mins

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Healthy Sauteed Chinese Eggplant


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Sauteed Eggplant Pasta

This sauteed eggplant pasta has delicious tomato sauce, pasta, and tender pieces of eggplant. What’s not to love? And this dish has all of the above. It’s great for a quick weeknight dinner or an easy lunch option, it’s vegetarian, but it is easily customizable. You can make it vegan by swapping the ricotta cheese for vegan ricotta or leaving it out altogether. You can also make it gluten-free, add in your favorite veggies or add some chicken breast for protein. It’s literally a gateway pasta dish and reheats well. It is sure to become your go-to sauteed eggplant meal.

Calories per Serving: 475 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 25 mins

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Sauteed Eggplant Pasta


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Sauteed Asian Eggplants

This sauteed eggplant recipe uses Asian eggplants, which are smaller and have a more delicate flavor profile making it the best choice for this recipe. The eggplants are cubed and coated with cornstarch before being cooked in peanut oil, adding a depth of inimitable flavor. The cornstarch helps the eggplants absorb all of that delicious sticky sauce. The eggplants are simmered in a soy-based sauce (uses both light and dark soy sauce) that is bursting with flavor and umami. This recipe is great as a side dish for meaty dishes or can be served hot over steamy rice.

Total Preparation Time: 45 mins

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Sauteed Asian Eggplants


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Sauteed Fairy Tale Eggplant

Fairy tale eggplant is the particular variety used in this sauteed eggplant dish. This variety of eggplant is seasonal, sweet-tasting, and extremely small; it is only about an inch in diameter, but you can easily substitute it for any variety available. The eggplants are cooked with shallots, shitake mushrooms, roasted bell peppers, yellow peppers, garlic, and chickpeas; these ingredients all get simmered in a Worcestershire and ketchup-based sauce and seasoned to taste. To serve this dish, you can pair it with steamy white rice and top it with cilantro and toasted sesame seeds, or you can eat it on its own.

Calories per Serving: 350 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 40 mins

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Sauteed Fairy Tale Eggplant


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Vegan Eggplant Pasta Puttanesca

The addition of sauteed eggplant to this pasta puttanesca was an addition we did not know we needed, but we are all for it. This vegan eggplant puttanesca is the ultimate comfort food. It has all the makings of a great sauce, and adding pasta just takes it to another level. The eggplants are cooked in a tomato sauce with capers, olives, and onions, then the pasta is tossed in, and your healthy, delicious meal is ready to serve. There are numerous ways to serve this dish; with a side salad, a hunk of crusty baguette, a vegetable soup, or you can just top it with some vegan cheese, and fresh basil and call it a day.

Calories per Serving: 407 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 30 mins

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Vegan Eggplant Pasta Puttanesca


17

Sauteed Eggplant with chicken and chili oil

If you are familiar with mapo tofu, then let’s do you one better with this sauteed eggplant recipe. This dish is the same as mapo tofu, with one exception. The tofu is replaced with eggplant giving us an entirely new dish and flavor profile. The eggplants used in this recipe are of the Asian variety, as their flavor profile pair extremely well with the other ingredients in this dish, resulting in a symphony of flavors in your mouth. The savoriness and umami flavor are unlike any eggplant dish you have ever tried. This dish is best served with rice or noodles.

Calories per Serving: 218 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 35 mins

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Sauteed Eggplant with chicken and chili oil


18

Sauteed Eggplant Curry

This sauteed eggplant recipe is an Indian dry curry which means the eggplant is cooked with some Indian spices. It can be served with rice or any preferred flatbread of choice. The eggplants are cooked with cumin seeds, curry leaves, chili powder, coriander, and turmeric. This recipe is fragrant, flavorful, and usually eaten as a side dish. It’s a perfect recipe to start with if you’re trying to get into cooking with eggplant or just Indian food. It can be served both hot or cold, topped with peanut powder and sesame powder, or just served this dish as is.

Calories per Serving: 120 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 25 mins

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Sauteed Eggplant Curry


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Sauteed Chinese Eggplant With Garlic Sauce

This delicious sauteed eggplant is a healthier version of a popular Chinese dish, it is a lot lower in calories while still maintaining all of its deliciousness, and we cannot say just how easy it is to make. This recipe scorches the eggplant in the wok instead of deep frying it because, as we all know, the soft texture of eggplant makes it the perfect vessel for soaking up all the cooking oil, but this is prevented by browning the eggplants in the wok. This sauteed Chinese eggplant with garlic sauce can be served with either rice or noodles.

Calories per Serving: 244 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 25 mins

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Sauteed Chinese Eggplant With Garlic Sauce


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Sauteed Chinese Eggplants with Sticky Garlic Sauce

This sauteed Chinese eggplant recipe is one of our all-time favorite eggplant recipes. The sweet and savory sticky sauce coats the eggplant pieces perfectly. The corn starch coating on the eggplants gives a perfectly crispy exterior and a tender and succulent interior that makes for a fantastic bite. This recipe is vegan but can also be made gluten-free by substituting the soy sauce for coconut aminos. We would also strongly recommend using Japanese or Chinese eggplants for this recipe, but you can use any type of eggplant available to you in a pinch. Serve it with some rice and toasted sesame seeds.

Total Preparation Time: 53 mins

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Sauteed Chinese Eggplants with Sticky Garlic Sauce


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Easy Eggplant Saute in Olive Oil

This is hands down the easiest sauteed eggplant recipe we have come across, and you only need five ingredients! Four of which you probably have in your pantry (garlic powder, salt, black pepper, and olive oil), so all you need is eggplant, and you’re good to go. Because of this dish’s simplicity, we recommend using the best quality ingredients, as this recipe has no bells and whistles to hide behind. The eggplant is cut into quarter-inch slices, which makes for a much shorter cooking time than cubing it. You can serve this hot or cold.

Calories per Serving: 150 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 20 mins

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Easy Eggplant Saute in Olive Oil


22

Japanese Sauteed Eggplant With Miso Sauce

This sauteed eggplant recipe calls for the Canadian eggplant variety, which is rounder and not as sweet as the Asian varieties. It was the perfect choice to pair with this recipe’s spicy, nutty, and umami flavors. The eggplant cubes are first soaked in cold water, drained, and sauteed with toasted sesame oil and chilies, then a miso paste, soy sauce, sake, and sugar mixture is added to the eggplant and simmered for a few minutes, and that’s all for this recipe folks! You can serve it hot over rice and topped with a bit of toasted sesame oil for extra flavor.

Calories per Serving: 266 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 23 mins

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Japanese Sauteed Eggplant With Miso Sauce


23

Sauteed Eggplant And Broccoli

This sauteed eggplant and broccoli recipe is a delightful addition to your weekly roster of dinners because it is super easy to make and tasty. It’s chock full of nutrition and a hearty vegetarian and gluten-free option. You can opt to stir-fry in some chicken to suit your needs. You can also swap out the broccoli for other vegetables like carrots, peas, spinach, or even cabbage. It’s a great accompaniment for rice; and pasta, or if you are looking for a low-carb option, you can try serving it with chickpeas or serving it with a bed of lettuce.

Calories per Serving: 363 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 30 mins

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Sauteed Eggplant And Broccoli


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Glazed Eggplant Saute

This sauteed eggplant donburi is the perfect vegan comfort dish that gets done in a jiffy, the eggplant is sliced lengthwise, and the flavor is eerily similar to unagi. This glazed eggplant recipe is delicious, vegan, and gluten-free. The eggplants are first salted and drained before getting coated with corn flour or potato starch. The pieces are then fried until golden brown. Then the eggplant is seasoned with mirin, soy sauce, and grated ginger. Simmer for a few minutes, and your dish is done. The eggplant donburi should be served over rice with chopped perilla leaves and sesame seeds.

Calories per Serving: 363 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 20 mins

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Glazed Eggplant Saute


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How to Make Sauteed Eggplant With Garlic

If you don’t have much experience with cooking eggplant, this is the perfect recipe for you. There are step-by-step details on how to go about making sauteed eggplant. This dish is foolproof and cooks in under 10 minutes. You only require four ingredients: eggplants, salt, olive oil, and garlic. The eggplants are sliced and salted to draw out the moisture and give them a better texture after cooking, the excess liquid is then dried off with paper towels before they are sauteed in olive oil, seasoned with salt, and the minced garlic is added. You can serve this with rice and top it with sesame seeds.

Total Preparation Time: 78 mins

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How to Make Sauteed Eggplant With Garlic


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Sauteed Eggplant With Soy Glaze

This sauteed eggplant recipe is tasty, vegan, and Asian-inspired, the eggplant used in this recipe is of the larger variety, but you can use any type that is accessible to you, but there’s no need to salt the eggplants if you’re using a smaller variety. The eggplants are cut into chunks before being browned in a bit of oil and kept aside. Then onions, garlic, ginger, and chili flakes are sauteed, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil are added and cooked to a thick consistency, and the eggplant pieces are added to the sauce and stirred until they’re coated. Your yummy sauteed eggplant dish is ready to enjoy.

Calories per Serving: 170 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 40 mins

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Sauteed Eggplant With Soy Glaze


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Easy Sauteed Eggplant

Where are all our vegetable lovers at? This easy eggplant recipe is everything you need in an eggplant dish. It is plant-based, full of flavor, and all come together in one pan. Isn’t it just amazing? A delicious, hearty meal with little to no cleanup is our type of recipe and is sure to be yours too. The best part about this recipe is that it can easily be tailored to your taste and is the perfect base for many promising meals. You can eat it hot or at room temperature over rice, pasta, or even bread, top it with some fresh basil, nutritional yeast, or vegan cheese, and we’re in business.

Calories per Serving: 208 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 58 mins

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Easy Sauteed Eggplant


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Sauteed Eggplant in Tomato And Onion Sauce

Sauteed eggplant with tomatoes and onions is the perfect summer dish. It’s light, refreshing, and scrumptious, the ideal recipe for making vegetables the star of a dish. We recommend using only the freshest and best quality vegetables in this recipe because of how simple it is. The rule of thumb for vegetables is always the fresher, the better, but no need to fret if tomatoes are not in season. Swap for any seasonal vegetable you choose, and you’re good to go. You can serve this sauteed eggplant medley over rice or toast.

Calories per Serving: 110 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 20 mins

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Sauteed Eggplant in Tomato And Onion Sauce


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Sauteed Japanese Eggplant With Teriyaki

This sauteed eggplant recipe is cooked Japanese style, and Asian eggplants are used for this dish. Marinating the eggplant in the teriyaki sauce is what makes this dish super yummy. The eggplants can be marinated for anywhere between 20 minutes to overnight. Marinating the eggplant changes the texture from soft and tender to almost meaty in texture, making this a great meat substitute. The teriyaki sauce lends sweet and savory flavors to the dish. It is best served over Japanese sticky rice and topped with sesame seeds and chopped green onions. It can be served hot or cold.

Calories per Serving: 342 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time:30 mins

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Sauteed Japanese Eggplant With Teriyaki


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Sauteed Eggplant With Basil

The secret to this sauteed eggplant dish is the sauce. The combination of hoisin, tamari, and chili sauce is mindblowing, to say the least. The umami of this dish and the developed flavor profile will have you checking to see if a hunk of meat didn’t magically find its way into your pan. You can use any type of eggplant you have on hand. Adding the tofu, onions, and bell peppers elevate this meal to new heights of deliciousness, and we love it! To enjoy your sauteed eggplant, serve with hot sticky rice and top with sesame seeds and green onions.

Calories per Serving: 185 Calories per serving
Total Preparation Time: 35 mins

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Sauteed Eggplant With Basil


Index of Sauteed Eggplant Recipes

  1. Sauteed Eggplant and Zucchini
  2. Sauteed Eggplant Slices
  3. Sauteed Eggplant Recipe
  4. Sauteed with Tomato and Garlic Sauce
  5. Sauteed Chinese Eggplant
  6. Sauteed Eggplant with Potato and Peppers
  7. Sauteed Eggplant with A Honey Soy Glaze
  8. Sauteed Eggplant with Garlic
  9. Sauteed Eggplant in Olive Oil
  10. Sauteed Eggplant Pasta
  11. Sauteed Eggplant with Olives and Raisins
  12. Healthy Sauteed Chinese Eggplant
  13. Sauteed Eggplant Pasta
  14. Sauteed Asian Eggplants
  15. Sauteed Fairy Tale Eggplant
  16. Vegan Eggplant Pasta Puttanesca
  17. Sauteed Eggplant with Chicken and Chili Oil
  18. Sauteed Eggplant Curry
  19. Sauteed Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce
  20. Sauteed Chinese Eggplants with Sticky Garlic Sauce
  21. Easy Eggplant Saute in Olive Oil
  22. Japanese Sauteed Eggplant with Miso Sauce
  23. Sauteed Eggplant and Broccoli
  24. Glazed Eggplant Saute
  25. How To Make Sauteed Eggplant with Garlic
  26. Sauteed Eggplant with Soy Glaze
  27. Easy Sauteed Eggplant
  28. Sauteed Eggplant in Tomato and Onion Sauce
  29. Sauteed Japanese Eggplant with Teriyaki
  30. Sauteed Eggplant with Basil

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