Whole Wheat Pasta with Eggplant

For the main course, Minoo prepared a Whole Wheat Pasta with Eggplant. Stella had expressed her desire to learn how to use eggplant before. So, this recipe is a great addition to Stella’s recipe repertoire.


This Whole Wheat Pasta with Eggplant is a vegetarian pasta dish. Although the whole wheat pasta is much coarser than the regular pasta, it is a much healthier alternative.


  • 1 pound eggplant
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 x 28 ounce cans plus 1 x 15 ounce can peeled tomatoes, chopped or 3 pounds fresh tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 1 1/2 tablespoons dried
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or 1/2 tablespoon dried
  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, optional


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Serves 4


Whole-Wheat-Pasta-with-Eggplant-3Peel and cut eggplant into small cubes. Place eggplant in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Set aside for 30 minutes.

Rinse under running water.

Pat dry with paper towel.

Whole-Wheat-Pasta-with-Eggplant-9Preheat oven to 450F.

Place eggplant in a baking dish and toss with 1 tablespoon oil. Bake at 450F for 30 to 35 minutes or cover and microwave for 8 minutes, until tender.

Whole-Wheat-Pasta-with-Eggplant-1If using fresh tomatoes, cut an X at the bottom of the tomatoes and plunge into boiling water for a minute or two. Run under cold running water. The skin should come off easily.

Chopped the peeled tomatoes into cubes, seeded if necessary.

Whole-Wheat-Pasta-with-Eggplant-5In a large frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil and saute onion and garlic over low heat until onion begins to brown, about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes.
Whole-Wheat-Pasta-with-Eggplant-6Add tomato paste.

Simmer, uncovered, over medium heat for 30 to 35 minutes, or until thickened.

Whole-Wheat-Pasta-with-Eggplant-11Stir in eggplant and basil. Season with salt and pepper.

Keep warm.

Whole-Wheat-Pasta-with-Eggplant-13Cook pasta according to package direction.
Whole-Wheat-Pasta-with-Eggplant-14Drain pasta. Toss with sauce. Top with Parmesan cheese if desired.

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