Penne with Eggplant, White Beans and Tomato Sauce Recipe

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Submitted by mmstricker

Makes 6 servings



Penne with Eggplant, White Beans and Tomato Sauce

Recipe Ingredients for Penne with Eggplant, White Beans and Tomato Sauce

1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
12 oz. dried penne pasta
1/3 cup pine nuts (1 3/4 oz.), toasted
15 oz. cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
28 oz. plum tomatoes
2 tbs. olive oil
4 cloves garlic
1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
3/4 lb. eggplant, cut into 1-inch cubes (4 cups)

Recipe Directions for Penne with Eggplant, White Beans and Tomato Sauce

  1. Bring large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

  2. Meanwhile, pass tomatoes through a food mill into medium bowl (or mash with a potato masher).

  3. In large saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over low heat. Add garlic and pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until garlic is softened but not browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Add mashed tomatoes, increase heat to high and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer while you brown eggplant.

  4. In large nonstick skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add eggplant and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and browned, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in tomato mixture and reduce heat to low. Cover loosely with foil and simmer until eggplant is very tender, about 8 minutes. Add beans and simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in basil, salt and pepper.

  5. Shortly before sauce is ready, add penne to boiling water; stir to prevent sticking. Cook, stirring often, until just tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain well, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Place penne in large warm serving bowl. Add eggplant mixture and enough reserved cooking water to moisten and toss to coat. Serve immediately, sprinkled with pine nuts.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 333.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
538
Calories from Fat
107
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.9g
18%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Sodium
148mg
6%
Potassium
1559mg
45%
Total Carbohydrates
85.3g
28%
Dietary Fiber
21.4g
86%
Sugars
8.5g
Protein
26.5g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 61%
Calcium 14% Iron 50%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin C
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