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Baked Eggplant Penne Pasta

Katerina | Diethood
Easy, quick and cheesy Baked Eggplant Penne Pasta is made with chunks of eggplant, ricotta, mozzarella, and tomatoes! This penne pasta bake is so delicious and perfect for busy weeknights.
Servings : 6
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box (1-pound) penne pasta
  • butter for baking dish
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 small eggplants , washed and diced into 1-inch cubes.
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • 1 can (28-ounces) diced tomatoes, do not drain
  • 1 tub (15-ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese , divided
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Cook penne pasta for 6 minutes; drain.
  • While pasta is cooking, butter a 13x9 baking dish; set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  • Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  • Stir in diced eggplant, season with salt and pepper, and continue to cook over medium-high heat until tender, about 7 minutes; stirring occasionally
  • Mix in tomatoes and cook until heated through; about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in ricotta and 1 cup shredded mozzarella.
  • Pour pasta into prepared baking dish and mix in the eggplant mixture and basil; mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 198 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 10 g | Fat: 13 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 23 mg | Sodium: 234 mg | Potassium: 386 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 5 g | Vitamin A: 265 IU | Vitamin C: 4 mg | Calcium: 310 mg | Iron: 0.5 mg | Net Carbs: 6 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
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