10 Spicy Eggplant Recipes That Bring the Heat
Think you can handle the heat? Put your tastebuds to the test with one of our favorite spicy eggplant recipes. From savory vegetarian sides that come together with just a few fresh ingredients to hot main dishes that'll please a crowd, even people who claim to not like the purple veggie will find something to love in this spicy eggplant collection.
Little Lamb Meatballs in a Spicy Eggplant Tomato Sauce
Szechuan Spicy Eggplant
There's a lot going on in this spicy dish and we're not mad about it. Shrimp and ground beef pair perfectly with eggplant flavored with soy sauce, chile sauce, and garlic.
Spicy Eggplant and Pasta with Pancetta
Eggplant with Garlic Sauce
A spicy garlic sauce, made with soy sauce and oyster sauce and subtly sweetened with sugar, works perfectly with Chinese eggplant. This recipe calls for a tablespoon of crushed red pepper, but you can use more if you want it super spicy.
Hot and Sour Chinese Eggplant
This basic sauteed eggplant recipe is anything but boring. Serve it with rice as a vegetarian entree or pair it with a heartier main course.
Crispy Eggplant with Spicy Tomato Sauce
This crispy eggplant dish tastes just like eggplant Parm without all the work. Make it quickly and easily with fewer than 10 ingredients you probably already have on hand.
Vietnamese Eggplant with Spicy Sauce
Spicy Eggplant Parmesan
Take classic eggplant Parmesan up a notch with a can of diced tomatoes with green chile peppers. Ricotta cheese adds creaminess and heartiness, while balancing out the spicy flavor.