Grilled Eggplant and Garlic Pasta

Try this recipe for grilled eggplant and garlic pasta anytime, using either an indoor or outdoor grill.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti

  • cup olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 large eggplant, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • red onion, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, or more to taste

  • 1 (28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained

  • 1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained

  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons shredded fresh basil


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Mix 1/3 cup olive oil and garlic powder in a small bowl. Brush both sides of eggplant slices with oil mixture.

  4. Grill eggplant slices on the preheated grill until soft and lightly browned, flipping halfway through, 8 to 10 minutes total. Let cool.

  5. Warm 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook until aromatic, 1 to 2 minutes more. Add spaghetti sauce and diced tomatoes; mix well. Add black olives and mix.

  6. Cut cooled grilled eggplant slices into fourths and add to the sauce in the skillet. Mix until coated and warmed through, about 5 minutes.

  7. Add sliced fresh mozzarella cheese just minutes before serving to allow cheese to melt. Serve sauce on spaghetti noodles and sprinkle with fresh basil.

Cook's Note:

Use your favorite type of pasta.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

757 Calories
37g Fat
87g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 757
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 1518mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 87g 32%
Dietary Fiber 15g 54%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 17mg 85%
Calcium 371mg 29%
Iron 8mg 42%
Potassium 1316mg 28%

* 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.