One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating … Check This Amazing Recipe: Aubergine pasta bake
How to Make Aubergine pasta bake
less than 30 mins
10 to 30 mins
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 aubergine
- 2 garlic
- 400g tin chopped tomatoes
- ½ tsp dried mixed herbs
- 150g/5½oz penne pasta shapes)
- 125g/4½oz mozzarella
- 5g/⅛oz fresh parsley
- salt and ground black pepper
Heat the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. When hot, add the aubergine cubes and fry, turning the cubes often, until golden-brown and tender (about 10 minutes).
Add the garlic and fry, stirring, for a further 2–3 minutes until fragrant. Add the mixed herbs and the tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and turn down to a simmer.
Meanwhile, bring a pan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta according to packet instructions until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving a cup of the cooking water.
Stir the pasta into the aubergine sauce, along with a few splashes of the cooking water so that you have a lovely wet sauce.
Preheat the grill. Transfer the pasta to a small baking dish. Tear the mozzarella into pieces and scatter over the pasta. Place under the grill for 5–6 minutes, or until melted and bubbling at the edges. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve.