Eggplant & Meatless Crumbles

I enjoy finding creative ways to use veggies, especially when they start to wilt. Eggplant is such a versatile vegetable, and this is a quick and filling dinner idea.


~ 1 large eggplant
~ 12 oz bag meatless crumbles
~ olive oil
~ marinara sauce (1 cup +)
~ Parmesan or other toppings (optional)
~ Sides (such as rice, pasta, etc) (optional)

Start by cubing your eggplant. I then microwaved it for a while in the microwave to soften it, but alternately, you could stir fry it.

Once your eggplant is softened, you can stir fry it.

For this, I use MorningStar Farms meatless crumbles.

I have also used their Italian crumbles – either works.

I preheat the crumbles in the microwave, then saute with the eggplant for a little bit.

Add in your marinara. I start with about a cup, but you can add more.

Cook in the pan until the mix is thoroughly heated and the eggplant is to your desired consistency.

Serve as is, alongside rice or noodles, top with parmesan cheese, etc.

What do you think?

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  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    April 7, 2020

    I haven’t tried those veggie crumbles but they sure look like a great meat substitute. I will see if they have it at our local grocery store. Adding it to my list so I remember it next time I am out shopping for food. Saved your eggplant recipe too.

  • Neely Moldovan
    April 7, 2020

    This looks so good! I love eggplant! I make eggplant lasagna all the time!

  • Melissa Cushing
    April 15, 2020

    My husband would for sure love this because he loves eggplant and your adding the delicious eggplant with the meatless crumbles sounds really good and a great way to give those crumbles a try. Thank you for sharing!

  • Cristina Petrini
    April 15, 2020

    The best way to enjoy eggplants? With an excellent Italian parmesan !!! Or with pasta for a puttanesca!

  • chad
    April 15, 2020

    I love eggplant!!!! Eggplant and meatless crumbles, this sounds super delicious, I can’t wait to make it.

  • Heather
    April 16, 2020

    Even though we aren’t vegetarians anymore, we still eat meatless crumbles on a weekly basis. They are so good!

  • Eileen M Loya
    April 16, 2020

    My sons will devour this dish in record time. They love egg plants, and they always ask me if I have a new recipe to try. Well, I did find one, thanks to you. I will make this soon as I have all the ingredients I need.

  • Berlin Maynigo
    April 16, 2020

    Wow, will definitely try this recipe. I love eggplants and they are a nice pair to anything meat. I am thinking of using some longganisa we have here in our ref instead. Its so difficult to find and Conplete ingredients nowadays.

  • Catherine
    April 16, 2020

    I love Morning Star…they are such a delicious brand for meatless meals and my whole family loves it. This looks delish!

  • Ashlee
    April 16, 2020

    I used to be so wary of eggplant, but then my Mom showed me a recipe that changed my life! This one here could very well be another great experience for me, because I can see using this for so many things, including lasagna and even as nacho dips! Thanks a bunch, I’m so excited.

  • Amary
    April 16, 2020

    Meat substitutes sounds worth trying and it looks super delicious. This is going on my list of what to try

  • David Allen Elliott
    April 17, 2020

    I have never done something like this. But I love eggplant and would definitely be willing to give it a go. It does look delicious.

  • Ewa
    April 17, 2020

    This dish looks delicious and I love eggplant. I have never eaten meatless crumbles. 100% plant protein suggests it’s also for vegan. I will gladly do something similar, thanks for the inspiration.

  • Monidipa
    April 17, 2020

    The recipe sounds really great and truly it is worth a try. And I will give it a try.

  • Natural Beauty And Makeup
    April 19, 2020

    I love eggplant and this dish looks yummilicious 😍 I will definitely try your recipe!

  • Alexa
    September 16, 2021

    I LOVE eggplant and must try this. Thank you!!!

  • Kelly Bolen
    January 7, 2024

    I have never heard of these crumbles but I am going to have to look for them! I am working on going to a more plant based diet, but my hubby fights it! This may be what I am looking for to change him!

  • Elise Ho
    January 8, 2024

    I love the idea of chopping up the eggplant instead of using whole slices. It would cook much more easily.

  • Stephanie
    January 8, 2024

    What a wonderful recipe for meatless crumbles! Will have to add this to our list to make as I am trying to serve more vegetarian meals to my family.

  • knycx.journeying
    January 8, 2024

    I am not a big fan of eggplants but this dish looks yummy and very easy to make. I think it will be a hit in a house party and would love to try it someday. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Monidipa Dutta
    January 8, 2024

    Your Eggplant & Meatless Crumbles post was fantastic! The step-by-step instructions made it easy to follow. The flavors were spot-on, and the meatless crumbles blended seamlessly with the eggplant. I appreciate the creativity in making a delicious meatless dish. Great job!

  • Renata Feyen
    January 8, 2024

    I haven’t eaten that much eggplant, but it sounds like a good recipe. Perhaps I should try it