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    Rigatoni With Tomato, Eggplant, & Red Peppers

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    Enjolinfam's Note:

    This sauce goes well with a tubular pasta, such as rigatoni, or a long pasta, such as spaghetti. It benefits from slower cooking, becoming a rich sauce that is delicious accompanied by a leafy green salad. From The Classic Vegetarian Cookbook.

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    1. 1
      Warm 2 Tbsp of the olive oil in a saucepan over moderate heat, add the onion, cover, and cook until tender: about 5 minutes. Add the eggplant, red pepper, and garlic, cover, and cook for a futher 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    2. 2
      Pour in the tomatoes with their juice, reduce the heat, and cook slowly, uncovered, until the excess liquid has evaporated and the sauce is thick and puree-like (about 20-25 minutes). Season to taste with salt and black pepper and keep warm.
    3. 3
      Pour 4 1/2 quarts of water into a large pan over high heat and bring to a boil. Drop in the pasta, give it a quick stir, then let the water boil steadily until the pasta is al dente: tender but not soft right through. Bite a piece to check.
    4. 4
      Drain the pasta but leave some water clinging to it, and return it to the hot pan with the remaining olive oil and a good seasoning of salt and black pepper. Toss the pasta to coat it with the oil.
    5. 5
      Pour in the sauce and toss the pasta once more. Serve at once, with flakes of Parmesan if desired, and basil leaves to garnish.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 13, 2014


      This was a delicious topping for our spaghetti noodles. I got everything cooking then left it on a very low temperature (tended by my son's occasional stirring) while I went to do yoga. I let it simmer for about 1-1/2 hours and the eggplant just melted in our mouths! Like others, I added other spices: oregano, a dash of crushed red pepper, italian seasoning, some garlic powder (because the garlic alone wasn't enough for me), and a touch of honey to cut the acidity. Thanks!

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    • on November 19, 2008


      A good, easy, healthy recipe. Thanks! I used 4-5 cloves of garlic, and would use a small onion next time. Otherwise, perfect.

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    • on October 15, 2008


      This recipe is wonderful! My husband and I really enjoyed a great tasting meal with out any meat. LOL I did add a few extra spices to my own dish. Some that I love to cook with. We will be adding this recipe to our monthly menus. Thanks a bunch.

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    Nutritional Facts for Rigatoni With Tomato, Eggplant, & Red Peppers

    Serving Size: 1 (545 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 623.3
    Calories from Fat 144
    Total Fat 16.0 g
    Saturated Fat 2.9 g
    Cholesterol 95.7 mg
    Sodium 39.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 103.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 12.1 g
    Sugars 13.8 g
    Protein 20.1 g

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