Pasta Melanzana

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One of my favorite ways to eat eggplant! Use any small pasta in interesting shapes like bowties, rotini, or seashells.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup bow tie (farfalle) pasta

  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled and cubed

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 3 cups fresh spinach, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • salt and pepper

  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

  • cracked black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic; cook and stir until softened. Mix in the eggplant. Let the eggplant cook for 5 minutes without stirring. Then stir and cook until tender, about 5 more minutes.

  3. Mix in the spinach and season with salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Stir in the drained pasta and lemon juice along with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Transfer to a serving dish and top with remaining cheese and cracked black pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

297 Calories
22g Fat
17g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 297
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 329mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 252mg 19%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 507mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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