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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Pasta With Eggplant

Here I am with the eggplant again. The combination of pasta with vegetables is routine in Sicily and in many parts of Italy. Here is an incredibly good and easy Sicilian pasta and eggplant dish that is sure to become a favorite. I do make my own tomato sauce, but if you have a favorite brand that you enjoy by all means use it.

Pasta With Eggplant
6 servings
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3 small eggplants
1/2 cup good olive oil
1 pound elbow macaroni or other pasta
2 cups canned tomato sauce, homemade or your favorite brand
1/2 pound mozzarella cheese, cut into slivers
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Peel the eggplants and cut them into one-half-inch slices. Brown the slices in the oil and drain on paper towels. Cook the macaroni in four quarts or more boiling salted water until just tender but still firm. Drain well.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Return the macaroni to the pot, add the sauce and stir well. In a large greased casserole, arrange the macaroni, eggplant and mozzarella in layers. Dot with butter and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Place in oven to bake, uncovered, until bubbly and lightly browned, about twenty minutes.


  1. I've never cooked eggplant,, well i think maybe I did long ago.Its not a common veg around here except for in the italian sector,,we should all give it a try,, this sounds good,

  2. i was wondering what to have for supper...i just found 2 favorite things...pasta and eggplant...looks wonderful beverly...

    kary and teddy

  3. I love eggplant, but don't cook it as often as I should. Nice recipe!

  4. i love eggplant and make a dish very similar to this. it is very sad that i won't be growing any eggplants this year. or anything else for that matter.

  5. beverly...i had to come by to tell you...guess what's in my fridge???? yep. eggplant !!!

    just got back from the grocery store...i was thinking of you, my friend


  6. Hi Beverly,
    Did you loose you blog in the "Blogger Storm of 2011", I see that you are a dot com, so maybe you didn't have the problem. Wow your Eggplant and Past dish look so good. Full of body and flavor. We would just love this dish. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!


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