Eggplant Pomodoro Pasta


In this eggplant pasta dish, diced eggplant turns tender when sautéed with garlic and olive oil. Toss with fresh plum tomatoes, green olives and capers and you have a simple, tasty sauce. We like the eggplant pasta sauce over angel hair pasta, but any type will work. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a mixed green salad.

Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 medium eggplant, (about 1 pound), cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 plum tomatoes, diced

  • cup chopped pitted green olives

  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

  • 4 teaspoons capers, rinsed

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, (optional)

  • 12 ounces whole-wheat angel hair pasta

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, or basil


  1. Put a pot of water on to boil.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add eggplant and cook, stirring occasionally, until just softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add tomatoes, olives, vinegar, capers, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper (if using) and cook, stirring, until the tomatoes begin to break down, 5 to 7 minutes more.

  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling water until just tender, about 6 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and divide the pasta among 6 shallow bowls. Spoon the sauce over the pasta and sprinkle parsley (or basil) on top.


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

283 Calories
7g Fat
50g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 283
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 10g 19%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 613IU 12%
Vitamin C 11mg 12%
Folate 60mcg 15%
Sodium 467mg 20%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 100mg 24%
Potassium 418mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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