Eggplant And Mozzarella Fusili Recipe

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Eggplant and mozzarella fusili

sherry monfils

By
@smonfils

A very tasty pasta dish that my dad used to make, yummy!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

12 oz
fusili pasta
1
1-pound eggplant, cut into 1/2"-thick slices
4 Tbsp
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1-1/4 c
tomato sauce
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper
1/4 c
grated parmesan cheese
4 oz
mozzarella cheese, cut into chunks
1 Tbsp
fresh basil leaves, crushed

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook pasta as directed, drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. In lg skillet, heat 2 tbsp oil over med-high heat. Add 1/2 the eggplant and cook until lightly golden and softened.
2
Repeat w/ remaining oil and eggplant. Season eggplat w/ salt and pepper. In lg pot, combine tomato sauce, crushed red pepper and eggplant.
3
Cook until heated through, over medium heat. Stir in pasta, adding cooking water as needed to make it saucy. Stir in parmesan cheese, and season w/ salt and pepper. Spoon into bowls and top w/ mozzarella chunks. Sprinkle each bowl w/ basil leaves.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Vegetables
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy