Rigatoni with Eggplant



eggplant


Nutritious

Rigatoni with Eggplant has always been a favorite around my house. Eggplants are low in saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol. The nutritional value in eggplants make it ideal for weight loss.

This is a great dish. The eggplant is baked then added to a tomato sauce and poured over some nutritious whole wheat penne pasta. This meatless dish is loaded with flavor.

You can serve this Rigatoni with Eggplant topped with low fat shredded mozzarella cheese for a little added flavor. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound of whole wheat rigatoni pasta
  • 1 medium sized eggplant, cut into 1/4 inch circles or cubes
  • 3 Tbls of light extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of red wine
  • 1 28oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of fresh ground black pepper

    PREPARATION

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
  • Coat the eggplant with 2 Tbls of olive oil.
  • Place the eggplant in a single layer in a baking dish and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until tender.
  • In a large frying pan heat the remaining oil.
  • Add the onions and garlic and sauté for around 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the wine and cook for another minute.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, basil, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Cover and cook for about 1 hour on low heat.
  • Add the eggplant to the tomato sauce and cook another 30 minutes.
  • In 6 quarts of boiling salted water cook the pasta until al dente. Around 10 minutes.
  • Drain and plate the pasta and serve with the eggplant sauce on top.

    You can serve this Rigatoni with Eggplant dish with a little Parmesan on top.

    Serves 4 people

    NEXT: 8. Fusilli with Scallops and Peas



    Don't forget to click on the logo below and subscribe to my
    NEW NEWSLETTER

    Great Chicago Italian Recipes

    That's a discovery! That' Italian! That's
    Great-Chicago-Italian-Recipes.com


    Leave Rigatoni with Eggplant and Return to Italian Recipes
    Leave Rigatoni with Eggplant and Return to Healthy Recipes
    Leave Rigatoni with Eggplant and Return to
    Best Tasting Pasta Recipes


    Google


    Home | The Italian Grocer | Italian Heritage | Italian Chefs | New Contest | What‘s New | Restaurant Reviews | Your Reviews | Appetizer Recipes | Soup Recipes | Salad Recipes | Bread Recipes | Vegetable Recipes | Pasta Recipes | Poultry Recipes | Beef Recipes | Pork Recipes | Veal Recipes | Lamb Recipes | Seafood Recipes | Pizza Recipes | Cooking for Kids | Italian Cheese | Italian Wine | Dessert Recipes | Coffee and Espresso| Italian Dinner Music | Food Glossary | About the Cook | Sitemap | Share This Site | Contact | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Submit Your Recipes | Your Italian Recipes | Archived Menus


  • Print Friendly and PDF



    32 Great Italian Sauces


    book

    Downloadable E-book


    Mia Cucina Pazzo


    book

    <Downloadable E-book


    Pizza

    book

    Downloadable E-book


    Italian Christmas Cookies


    book

    Downloadable E-book