Eggplant meatballs: the original recipe and 10 variations

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Eggplant meatballs are an easy dish to prepare, typical of the summer season, which you can bring to the table as an appetizer or as a main course to accompany with a seasonal salad or with legumes.

There are several recipes and variations for prepare homemade eggplant meatballs. According to the original recipe, the eggplant meatballs are fried, but you can also bake them to make them lighter.

Here is a collection of recipes for making eggplant meatballs at home.



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Eggplant meatballs, the original recipe

: I cook like this

La original Calabrian recipe plans to prepare some fried eggplant meatballs with bread and cheese and with the addition of eggs, flour and salt. The addition of garlic to flavor the preparation is optional. Here the recipe.

Eggplant meatballs

Here is a useful recipe for making homemade eggplant meatballs. For the vegetarian version of the eggplant meatballs you will need eggs, grated cheese, breadcrumbs, finally salt and mint leaves to flavor. Here the complete recipe.

Vegan eggplant meatballs

: The greedy healthy eating

Le vegan eggplant meatballs I'm dairy-free, cheese-free, and butter-free. They are prepared with aubergines, lentils, chickpeas, parsley, extra virgin olive oil and sesame seeds to make them crunchy. Here the recipe.

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Eggplant meatballs without eggs


: A table for four


Eggplant meatballs can be made easily without eggs but keeping the other ingredients of the original recipe, such as breadcrumbs, grated pecorino, herbs from your city and extra virgin olive oil. Here the recipe.

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Eggplant meatballs with Thermomix

: Thermomix recipes

To prepare the eggplant meatballs with the Thermomix you will need aubergines, water, eggs, a few basil leaves, breadcrumbs, extra virgin olive oil, salt and Parmesan cheese. Here is the recipe to follow.

Baked eggplant meatballs

: Mum Leonilla's recipes

If you want to prepare some lighter eggplant meatballs compared to the fried ones of the classic version, try to bake them in the oven. You will need to bread them and place them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper for cooking. Here the recipe.

Gluten-free eggplant meatballs

: We celiac

To prepare some eggplant meatballs suitable for celiacs you will have to replace the common breadcrumbs with gluten-free breadcrumbs. For example, you can grate slices of gluten-free bread. Here is the recipe to follow.


Light eggplant meatballs

: Eat without a belly

Le light eggplant meatballs they are egg-free and butter-free, and they are also cooked in the oven and wholemeal flour to replace white flour and breadcrumbs. Instead of scamorza you can choose ricotta as a lighter fresh cheese. Here the recipe.


Eggplant and tofu meatballs

: Cinzia in the kitchen

One of the ingredients that you can easily combine with aubergines to prepare meatballs is tofu which will help you to give the right consistency to the mixture, making it easier to work with. Here the recipe.

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Eggplant meatballs with sauce

: Ideas in pasta

You can serve your eggplant meatballs accompanying them with a tasty tomato sauce homemade by you, perhaps starting from the tomatoes from your garden. Here is a recipe from which to take inspiration.

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Eggplant meatballs with mozzarella

: Spadelliamo

If you want to prepare some stringy eggplant meatballs, choose mozzarella as an ingredient for the filling. You can fry the eggplant meatballs with mozzarella or bake them in the oven. Here the recipe.

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