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. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • 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, water, garlic and oregano.

  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4 hours.

  • 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.


Tip: To toast pine nuts, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

Nutrition Facts

263 calories; 4.4 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 3 mg cholesterol; 845 mg sodium. 836 mg potassium; 46.6 g carbohydrates; 5.9 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 10.1 g protein; 968 IU vitamin a iu; 34 mg vitamin c; 30 mcg folate; 150 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 72 mg magnesium;