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Whole Wheat Pasta with Eggplant & Tomato SauceWhole Wheat Pasta with Eggplant & Tomato Sauce

Jami Nolen

August 1, 2010

 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled eggplant (about 12 ounces)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 cups chopped tomato (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cups hot cooked whole wheat pasta (penne, rotelli or shape of your choice.)
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) finely shredded fresh Parmesan cheese

 

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. To prepare sauce, place eggplant in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; bake at 425 for 15 minutes, stirring once. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 3 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally. Add tomato and next 5 ingredients (tomato through pepper); bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low; cook 3 minutes or until slightly thick. Add eggplant, basil, and oregano; cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  3. Toss the sauce with the pasta, and sprinkle with cheese.

 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 347 (21% from fat)
Fat: 8.1 g (sat 2.1 g, mono 3.9 g, poly 1.3 g)
Protein: 12.5 g
Carbohydrate: 58.3 g
Fiber: 5.9 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Iron: 4.5 mg
Sodium: 358 mg
Calcium: 154 mg

 

 

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