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Pasta with Eggplant, Pine Nuts, and Romano

Bright grape tomatoes and fresh pecorino Romano cheese shine beautifully in Pasta with Eggplant, Pine Nuts, and Romano—a lovely and fast weeknight dish.

Cooking Light OCTOBER 2013

  • Yield: Serves 6 (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)

Ingredients

  • 1 (8.8-ounce) package uncooked pappardelle (wide ribbon pasta)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 5 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 pound eggplant, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 (10-ounce) container grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 ounces fresh pecorino Romano cheese, shaved (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Preparation

1. Preheat broiler to high.

2. Cook pasta according to directions; omit salt and fat. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/2 cup liquid.

3. Combine 1 tablespoon oil, garlic, eggplant, oregano, and tomatoes on a jelly-roll pan; toss. Broil 8 minutes or until tomatoes begin to soften.

4. Combine reserved cooking liquid, 2 tablespoons oil, salt, and peppers in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add pasta and eggplant mixture; toss. Sprinkle with cheese, pine nuts, and parsley.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 335
  • Fat: 15.8g
  • Saturated fat: 3.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.4g
  • Protein: 10.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 40.2g
  • Fiber: 5.4g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Iron: 2.4mg
  • Sodium: 391mg
  • Calcium: 118mg
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