Looking for a new way to cook eggplant? Bake it whole! Once it’s done, eat it whole or scoop out the flesh and serve as a dip with your favorite bread.

Baked Eggplant

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 medium eggplant about 1 pound


  1. Prepare the oven: Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven, Heat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Rinse and dry the eggplant.
  3. Bake the eggplant: Place the eggplant directly on the middle rack and bake until tender and the skin is wrinkly, at least 1 hour.
  4. Cool and peel: Use tongs to remove the eggplant to a cutting board or wire rack and let cool. Once cool enough to handle, cut the eggplant in half and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh.

Baked Eggplant

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