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Rigatoni with Eggplant and Pine Nut Crunch Recipe

Looking for an easy Rigatoni with eggplant and pine nut crunch recipe? Learn how to make Rigatoni with eggplant and pine nut crunch using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by efbenedek

Makes 8 servings



http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2011/03/rigatoni_with_eggplant_and_pine_nut_crunch

Recipe Ingredients for Rigatoni with eggplant and pine nut crunch

1 large eggplant (1 1/2 to 1 3/4 pounds), unpeeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 medium yellow bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch squares
2 cups grape tomatoes
3 garlic cloves, divided
2 T olive oil
2 cups (firmly packed) fresh basil leaves, divided
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/4 cup pine nuts
28 ounce canned tomatoes in juice
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 pound rigatoni
1 pound mozzarella, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Recipe Directions for Rigatoni with eggplant and pine nut crunch

  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Spray large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray; add eggplant and peppers. Cut tomatoes in half lengthwise; add to sheet. Using garlic press, squeeze 1 garlic clove onto vegetables. Drizzle vegetables with oil; toss. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast vegetables until tender, stirring often, 35 to 45 minutes.

  2. Combine 2/3 cup basil, 1/2 cup Parmesan, pine nuts, and 1 garlic clove in mini processor. Blend until crumbly. Season topping with salt.

  3. Blend tomatoes with juice, cream, 1 1/3 cups basil, and 1 garlic clove in processor until smooth. Season sauce with salt and pepper.

  4. Cook pasta in pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally; drain. Return to pot. Toss with vegetables, sauce, and 1/2 cup Parmesan. Transfer to 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella and pine nut topping.

  5. Bake pasta until heated through, 25 to 35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes and serve.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 379.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
594
Calories from Fat
253
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
28.1g
43%
Saturated Fat
13.5g
68%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
62mg
21%
Sodium
512mg
21%
Potassium
411mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
57.8g
19%
Dietary Fiber
6.1g
24%
Sugars
8.3g
Protein
29.7g
Vitamin A 54% Vitamin C 103%
Calcium 60% Iron 19%
* 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
B
  Good points
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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