Grilled Eggplant & Tomato Pasta


The combination of slightly smoky grilled eggplant and sweet tomatoes is delightful. The eggplant-tomato mixture served over whole-wheat pasta with fresh basil and a bit of salty cheese makes an easy, healthy weeknight dinner.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound plum tomatoes, chopped

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano

  • 1 clove garlic, grated

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ pounds eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices

  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil

  • 8 ounces whole-wheat penne

  • ¼ cup shaved ricotta salata or crumbled feta cheese


  1. Put a large pot of water on to boil. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. Toss tomatoes with 3 tablespoons oil, oregano, garlic, pepper, crushed red pepper and salt in a large bowl.

  3. Brush eggplant with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Grill, turning once, until tender and charred in spots, about 4 minutes per side. Let cool for 10 minutes. Chop into bite-size pieces and add to the tomatoes along with basil.

  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

  5. Serve the tomato mixture on the pasta. Sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

449 Calories
19g Fat
62g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 2 cups
Calories 449
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 12g 44%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 14g 27%
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Vitamin A 1374IU 27%
Vitamin C 21mg 23%
Folate 94mcg 23%
Sodium 392mg 17%
Calcium 109mg 8%
Iron 4mg 20%
Magnesium 126mg 30%
Potassium 841mg 18%

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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