Pasta with Eggplant-Tomato Sauce

Pasta with Eggplant-Tomato Sauce

Tender chunks of eggplant take the place of ground beef or sausage in this vegetarian pasta sauce recipe, which is made in your slow cooker.

Recipe from Diabetic Living
SERVINGS
6
PREP TIME
20 mins

Pasta with Eggplant-Tomato Sauce

Tender chunks of eggplant take the place of ground beef or sausage in this vegetarian pasta sauce recipe, which is made in your slow cooker.

Recipe from Diabetic Living
Recipe from Diabetic Living
Ingredients
  • 1   medium eggplant
  • 1   medium onion, chopped
  • 1  28  ounce can Italian-style tomatoes, cut up, undrained
  • 1  6  ounce can Italian-style tomato paste
  • 1  4  ounce can (drained weight) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/4  cup dry red wine or *beef broth
  • 1/4  cup water
  • 2   cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/2  cup pitted kalamata olives or pitted ripe olives, sliced
  • 2   tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
  •  Salt
  •  Ground black pepper
  • 4   cups hot cooked penne pasta
  • 1/3  cup grated or shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2   tablespoons pine nuts, toasted (optional)
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Directions
1. 
Peel eggplant, if desired; cut eggplant into 1-inch cubes. In a 3-1/2- to 5 1/2-quart slow cooker, combine eggplant, onion, undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, mushrooms, wine or broth, the water, garlic, and oregano.
2. 
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4 hours.
3. 
Stir in olives and parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve over pasta with Parmesan cheese. If desired, garnish with toasted pine nuts.

Variation

  • *For vegetarian variation, use vegetable broth in place of beef broth.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 263, Fat, total (g) 4, chol. (mg) 3, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 47, Monosaturated fat (g) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, fiber (g) 6, sugar (g) 8, pro. (g) 10, sodium (mg) 845, Vegetables () 1.5, Starch () 2, Other Carb () 0.5, Fat () 0.5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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