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Aubergine Pasta Bake

Aubergine Pasta Bake

Easy, quick, delicious, and easily adjustable aubergine pasta bake. Made with cooked pasta, aubergine, tomato paste, garlic and fresh mozzarella cheese and seasoned with parsley, salt, black pepper, and sugar. Makes a perfect weeknight dinner.

My husband went vegetarian about a year ago and this eggplant pasta bake is one of his favorite pasta dishes. It’s flavorful, super simple and quick to make.

All you have to do is brown the aubergine, stir in tomato paste and spices. Then add cooked pasta, a splash of pasta water or wine, followed by pressed garlic, cheese and fresh parsley and bake for about 15 minutes in the preheated oven.

What I love about this aubergine pasta bake is that you can add pretty much what you have on hand. Sometimes I add zucchinis, onions, sweet peppers, fresh tomatoes or grated cheese instead of fresh mozzarella.

Ingredients for eggplant pasta bake

  • about 460 g (16.2 oz) cooked pasta
  • 430 g (15.2 oz) aubergine (eggplants)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 170 g (about 6 oz) fresh mozzarella cheese, drained or any grated cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

How to make eggplant pasta bake

Wash eggplant and pat dry with paper towels. Cut off the top and bottom of eggplant and cut into bite-sized pieces. Then preheat the oven to 180 °C (356 °F), with both top and bottom heat.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet and brown the eggplant for about 8 minutes, turn halfway. Next add tomato paste, dried parsley, sugar, salt, and pepper and cook for another minute.

Then add cooked pasta, pressed garlic and a splash of water or white wine. Now add about a tablespoon fresh parsley and mozzarella cheese.

Give everything stir and bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted. If your skillet cannot withstand high temperature, simply transfer the pasta to a casserole dish and bake.

Love this aubergine pasta bake? Try my pasta with zucchini sauce and my pasta mushroom bakerecipes too.

Aubergine Pasta Bake

Easy, quick, delicious, and easily adjustable aubergine pasta bake. Made with cooked pasta, aubergine, tomato paste, garlic and fresh mozzarella cheese and seasoned with parsley, salt, black pepper, and sugar. Makes a perfect weeknight dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: European
Keyword: aubergine recipes, eggplant pasta bake, pasta bake vegetarian
Servings: 2 Servings
Author: Ester | esterkocht.com

Equipment

  • Large skillet
  • Casserole dish OPTIONAL

Ingredients

  • about 460 g (16.2 oz) cooked pasta
  • 430 g (15.2 oz) aubergines (eggplants)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 170 g (about 6 oz) fresh Mozzarella cheese drained (or any grated cheese)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • a spalsh of water or wine
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Wash eggplant and pat dry with paper towels. Cut off the top and bottom of eggplant and cut into bite-sized pieces. Then preheat the oven to 180 °C (356 °F), with both top and bottom heat. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and brown the eggplant for about 8 minutes, turn halfway. Next add tomato paste, dried parsley, sugar, salt, and pepper and cook for another minute.
  • Then add cooked pasta, pressed garlic and a splash of water or white wine. Now add about a tablespoon fresh parsley and mozzarella cheese. Give everything stir and bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted. If your skillet cannot withstand high temperature, simply transfer the pasta to a casserole dish and bake.

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