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Eggplant-Mushroom Pasta Toss Recipe

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“Mushrooms make an ideal substitute for meat in this Italian pasta dinner,” says Priscilla Gilbert of Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. “I like to serve crisp rolls or garlic bread and a green salad on the side.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 4-1/2 cups cubed peeled eggplant (about 1 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 packages (3-1/2 ounces each) sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 231 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 659 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook eggplant in oil over medium heat for 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and garlic; cook 3-4 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, water, tomato paste, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in olives; heat through.
  3. Drain pasta; toss with eggplant mixture. Sprinkle with feta cheese and parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Eggplant-Mushroom Pasta Toss in Light & Tasty April/May 2007, p36

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 231 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 659 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

I have made this with and without the pasta. It is flexible enough I made it without the feta. Be sure and don't overcook the eggplant or the dish will be too mushy.

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