Earthy eggplant teams up with jarred marinara sauce and bell peppers for a simple pasta sauce. Make it a meal: To round out the meal, just add a green salad and some good crusty bread.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, April 1998


Recipe Summary

40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Put a large pot of salted water on to boil.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add eggplant and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in marinara sauce and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until eggplant is almost tender, about 20 minutes. Add bell pepper and basil; cover and cook for 5 minutes more.

  • Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling water until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and toss with sauce. Sprinkle with feta (or Parmesan) and serve.

Nutrition Facts

329 calories; protein 10.3g 21% DV; carbohydrates 56.7g 18% DV; exchange other carbs 4; dietary fiber 9.7g 39% DV; sugars 9g; fat 7.7g 12% DV; saturated fat 3.1g 16% DV; cholesterol 11.1mg 4% DV; vitamin a iu 541IU 11% DV; vitamin c 24.2mg 40% DV; folate 25.1mcg 6% DV; calcium 107.2mg 11% DV; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 16mg 6% DV; potassium 216.8mg 6% DV; sodium 498.7mg 20% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 6% DV.

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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
This meal was really simple to make and didn't take much time! A good way to eat eggplants and I can't even begin to count how many times I filled up my plate! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
It was a HIt! It was a simple dish with plenty of fresh Ingredients. In fact it was so easy I'm going to add it to my meal rotation. I added about 1/2 cup more of the marinara and am glad I did. I also used Organic spinach ribbons instead of Penne and only 8oz. instead of the 12oz the recipe called for and still have a ton of left overs after serving four people. My husband best-friend and daughter all loved it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
it sounds like a recipe that i will be trying. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
made this for dinner used fresh marinara sauce all veggies from my garden. Loved it absolutely will make again! Read More