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Baked Eggplant Penne Pasta

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WW Freestyle: 12
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
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.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 198
Author: Katerina | Diethood


  • 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


  • 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 Facts
Baked Eggplant Penne Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 234mg10%
Potassium 386mg11%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 310mg31%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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