Eggplant Penne

Eggplant Penne


  • 4 1/2 cups (1 1/2-inch) cubed eggplant (about 12 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup shiraz or other spicy dry red wine
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 cups hot cooked penne (about 10 ounces uncooked tube-shaped pasta)


Preheat oven to 425°.

Place eggplant in a large bowl; drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil, tossing well to coat. Arrange eggplant in a single layer on a baking sheet; bake at 425° for 15 minutes, stirring once.

Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes (do not brown). Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and garlic, sauté 1 minute. Stir in wine, tomatoes, and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and cook 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in eggplant, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, olives, basil, parsley, thyme, and pepper; cook 2 minutes. Serve over hot cooked pasta.

  • Yield: Makes 5 servings (serving size: 1 cup sauce and 1 cup pasta)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 351
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 29%
Fat per serving: 11.4g
Saturated fat per serving: 1.3g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 6.1g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1.2g
Protein per serving: 8.9g
Carbohydrate per serving: 53g
Fiber per serving: 5.6g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 3.4mg
Sodium per serving: 682mg
Calcium per serving: 91mg

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