Eggplant tomato pasta

Yummy shell pasta is tossed with bites of roasted eggplants, veggie ground and onions then given a coating of rich garlic tomato. Simple, easy & delicious! 

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Preparation

1

Setup & prepare the vegetables:  Bring salted water to a boil in a pot for the  pasta. Wash and clean all produce. 

Cut the eggplant and onion in small dices. Mince the garlic.

2

Cook the vegetables: Heat a generous drizzle of oil in a deep skillet on medium heat. Add the eggplant and onion. Season with salt & pepper. Cook until soft Р15 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.

3

Roast the veggie ground: Add the veggie ground to the skilled. Crumble the veggie ground and cook for 5 minutes.

4

Cook the pasta: Add the pasta to the salted water. Stir and cook for 8-9 minutes until all-dente.  Drain.

Gluten friendly: Stir and cook for 7-10 minutes until all-dente. Drain. Rinse with cold water.

5

Assemble the sauce: Add the diced tomato & tomato paste to the skillet. Bring to a simmer and let simmer for 1 minute.

Note: If the sauce if very thick, you can add water 1 tbsp at a time until desired consitency.

6

Assemble & garnish: Add the sauce to the pasta. Combine. Serve and garnish with red pepper flakes.

Bon Appétit!

Ingredients

2 portions

4 portions

6 portions

Shell pasta

180 gr

360 gr

540 gr

Diced tomato

1 1/2 cup

3 cups

4 1/2 cups

veggie ground

120 gr

240 gr

360 gr

onion

1 small

1 medium

1 large

eggplant

3 small

1 medium

1 large

garlic

3 cloves

6 cloves

9 cloves

red pepper flakes

1/8 tsp

1/4 tsp

1/2 tsp

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Health Fact

Regina Naturopathic

Dr. Craig Herrington Naturopath

EGGPLANT
Eggplants, along with tomatoes, bell peppers and potatoes, belong to the nightshade family of vegetables. Contrary to internet folklore, consumption of these vegetables is linked to lower rates of inflammation.

Cooking with Kids

Beyond Baby Nutrition

Lacey Engel, Registered Dietitian

GET COOKING
Get those kids in the kitchen! Little ones as young as two years old can help with meal prep. When kids help prepare food, they may be more likely to try the same food at the table. 

MAKING THIS RECIPE WITH KIDS ? 
Children are significantly more likely to try new foods when they helped prepare it. Let the child help complete these steps:

  • Assemble the sauce
  • Assemble

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Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free. 

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