Eggplant Spaghetti

Eggplant Spaghetti Recipe

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Carol BoBarrel

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Eggplant and tomatoes go together beautifully. This recipe was born out of a need to use my bumper crop of white, purple, and asian eggplant.
Very easy and very flexible.
If you buy fresh and in season eggplant, it will never be tough or bitter. Too much oil will make eggplant mushy. With this in mind, there is no need to fear this tasty and gorgeous veggie.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
2-4
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

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1 oz
olive oil
1/2 small
onion, finely chopped
1 medium
bell pepper, any color, chopped
2 medium
cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2 medium
eggplant, or one large, purple or white, cubed
1-2 medium
zucchini, sliced thinly or cubed
several dash(es)
Italian seasoning
1 jar(s)
spaghetti sauce, I like Ragu, any flavor
1 dash(es)
sugar (optional)
1 pkg
spaghetti noodles
1 dash(es)
salt (optional)
several dash(es)
crushed red pepper (optional)
1 Tbsp
butter (optional)
parmesan cheese

How to Make Eggplant Spaghetti

Step-by-Step

  • 1Add olive oil to large sauce pan over medium heat.
  • 2Add all the veggies and Italian seasoning. Saute until tender. (Since eggplant really absorbs oil, you can add more as needed, or a couple splashes of water, to prevent burning or sticking.
  • 3While veggies are cooking, place a large pot of water on high heat to boil. When at a roiling boil, add salt (optional) and noodles (not so optional).
  • 4Add jar of spaghetti sauce to veggies and stir well. Add more Italian seasoning if needed and sugar to cut acidity if needed. Lower heat to a simmer.
  • 5Drain noodles when cooked to liking (I prefer al dente).
  • 6I really enjoy a little butter in my sauce. Add butter and Parmesan cheese and stir until well-blended.
  • 7Serve over noodles and top with more cheese!
  • 8Variations: Brown some bacon, pancetta, or Italian sausage before adding veggies.
    Zucchini is a favorite but optional. Other nice additions include thinly sliced carrots, finely chopped Swiss chard, a fresh tomato, olives, you get the idea.
    I have never peeled an eggplant, nor have I ever salted one. I have never had a tough or bitter eggplant. Buy fresh and in season.

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About Eggplant Spaghetti

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian




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