Monday, June 4, 2012

Eggplant pasta bake recipe

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The home of Tasty Food Recipes invites you to try Eggplant pasta bake recipe. Enjoy my collection of delicious food recipes and learn how to make Eggplant pasta bake.

Finish this eggplant-packed pasta bake under the grill to melt the mozzarella cheese topping.

Preparation Time
8 minutes

Cooking Time
25 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4)
300g penne
1.4 cup olive oil
150g fresh ricotta
3 thin, long eggplants, trimmed and halved lengthways
690g bottle pasta sauce
150g mozzarella, grated
2 tbs basil leaves, chopped

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 6-cup capacity ovenproof baking dish. Combine ricotta and basil in a bowl. Set aside , Cook pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water according to packet directions or until al dente. Drain well and spoon into baking dish.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook eggplant for 3-4 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown. Drain on paper towel and set aside.

Pour pasta sauce over pasta and arrange eggplant on top. Place spoonfuls of ricotta mixture on the eggplant and sprinkle with grated mozzarella. Bake for 20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is golden brown.

Allow pasta bake to settle for 5 minutes before serving.

Source - March 2007, Page 11
Recipe by Abi Ulgiati

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