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eggplant meatballs

Eggplant Meatballs

Eggplant meatballs. Basically, these are eggplant parm in meatball form.  Top pasta, pizza, or subs.
Course Dinner, vegetarian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 178kcal
Author mywifecancook


Roasted Eggplant Ingredients

  • 3 eggplant medium sized
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Meatball Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg


  • Cut eggplant in 1/2 inch circles and place on a flour sack towel and sprinkle with salt.  Let sit for 15 minutes, flip and sprinkle with salt and let sit for 15 additional minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Wipe moisture and salt off eggplant, brush both sides with olive oil, place in a single layer on sheet pans, and season.
  • Cook for 15 minutes, flip, and cook for 15 minutes more until golden brown (may need an additional 5-10 minutes to completely turn golden brown).
  • Let cool slightly, remove skins, place in food processor, and pulse slightly.  
  • Scrape eggplant into a bowl and add all other ingredients.
  • Stir until combined.
  • Scoop with a rounded tablespoon and form into balls.
  • Place on a sheet and cook for 16-18 minutes.
  • Serve with sauce over pasta, on pizza, or with sauce on a sub roll!  Top with basil and parmesan cheese.  Makes approximately 2 dozen balls.