How To Roast Eggplant Whole Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


This recipe creates a soft, spreadable roasted eggplant. For sliceable roasted eggplant, reduce the cook time by 10 minutes.


  • 2 large globe eggplants
  • 1/4 tsp. olive oil


  1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position; preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Place eggplants on a sheet pan. Using the tines of a fork or tip of a paring knife, poke each eggplant 3-4 times to create shallow steam-release holes. Rub each eggplant with oil.
  3. Place pan in oven. Bake 40 minutes. 
  4. Switch oven from bake to broil (don’t open the oven). Broil on high, 5-8 minutes to char eggplant skin.
  5. Remove pan from oven, let stand 5 minutes.

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