Kid Icarus: Celebrate the Return of the Eggplant Wizard With These Recipes

PHOTO: The Kid Icarus' infamous eggplant wizard turns unsuspecting enemies into eggplants.

Today the Kid Icarus series gets a new game for the first time in 20 years. We're celebrating with our favorite eggplant recipes in honor of the original game's eggplant wizard, who was known for turning his enemies into eggplants.

Whether you try Rachael Ray's moussaka lasagna or the Eat-Clean Diet's baba ghanoush spread, these recipes are a delicious way to celebrate the launch of the game.

PHOTO: Tosca Reno shares healthier Super Bowl options to spice up your game, like baba ghanoush.
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This spread is perfect for dipping crispy pita chips. Grill the eggplant before peeling it for a delicious smokey flavor.

PHOTO: Rachael Ray's Sock-It-To-Me Moussaka Lasagna is shown.
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Lamb, tomatoes and eggplant are added to this Greek moussaka inspired lasagna dish. Lightly toasted Mediterranean flatbread adds texture in place of traditional pasta.

PHOTO: Eggplant Parmesan
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You won't sacrifice taste in this flavorful low-calorie dish. Lightly salt the eggplant for 10 minutes prior to cooking to remove some of the water out of the vegetable.

PHOTO: Speedy moussaka
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This speedy moussaka is less heavy than the traditional version. Instead of the classic heavy cream sauce, Moulton substituted it with a yogurt, ricotta and feta mixture.

PHOTO: Cooking Light's eggplant and goat cheese sandwiches are shown here.
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These eggplant and goat cheese sandwiches elevate a boring lunch. Made with pesto and ciabatta bread, these sandwiches are easy to make and look like you bought them from a gourmet market.

PHOTO: Cooking Light's eggplant and onion noodle salad with warm soy-rice vinaigrette is shown here.
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Give bland noodles a dose of flavor with this soy-rice vinaigrette. Add sesame seeds and cilantro for an extra garnish and flavor boost.

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