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Whole-Wheat Penne with Sausage, Eggplant and Olives

All You DECEMBER 2010

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Cook time: 48 Minutes
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$3.01


  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 links chicken sausage, casings removed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small eggplant, chopped
  • 2/3 cup green and black olives, chopped
  • 1 28-oz. can whole plum tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 16-oz. box whole-wheat penne or rigatoni, cooked


1. In a large, heavy pot, warm olive oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage and garlic; sauté, stirring, until sausage has browned, about 5 minutes.

2. Stir in eggplant, olives, tomatoes, sugar and crushed red pepper. Season with salt and pepper. Using a spatula, break tomatoes into chunks. Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until eggplant is soft, 30 to 40 minutes. Serve pasta with sauce.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 405
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Carbohydrate: 61g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 28mg
  • Sodium: 837mg

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Whole-Wheat Penne with Sausage, Eggplant and Olives Recipe