Rigatoni with Eggplant & Ricotta

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recipe by Octopus Publishing www.octopusbooks.co.uk/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    30mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    4
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    645

Rich tomato and eggplant sauce is stirred through pasta and topped with plenty of cheese. What's not to love?

recipe updated Mar 28, 2019

Ingredients

  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    0ml
  • Eggplant icon
    Eggplant
    600g
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    15ml
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    12g
  • Canned chopped tomatoes icon
    Canned chopped tomatoes
    800g
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    as needed
  • Water icon
    Water
    0ml
  • Rigatoni pasta icon
    Rigatoni pasta
    400g
  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    4g
  • Ricotta cheese icon
    Ricotta cheese
    200g
  • Pecorino cheese icon
    Pecorino cheese
    28g
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed

Tools

  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Paper towels
  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Plate
  • kCook icon Large saucepan
  • kCook icon Cutting board

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside eggplant: halved lengthways & finely sliced
  2. Prep and set aside garlic clove: crushed
  3. Prep and set aside fresh basil: torn
  4. Get a clean frying pan
  5. Add olive oil
  6. Heat in frying pan until simmering
  7. Add prepared eggplant
  8. Fry gently in frying pan until light golden
  9. Transfer content of frying pan to plate
  10. Pat dry with paper towels
  11. Get a clean frying pan
  12. Add olive oil
  13. Heat in frying pan - medium heat
  14. Add prepared garlic clove
  15. Cook in frying pan - approx 30 sec
  16. Add canned chopped tomatoes
  17. Transfer eggplant to frying pan
  18. Boil in frying pan
  19. Reduce heat to simmer - 20 min
  20. Get a clean large saucepan
  21. Add salt
  22. Add water
  23. Boil
  24. Add rigatoni pasta
  25. Cook until al dente
  26. Drain
  27. Transfer pasta to frying pan
  28. Add with tablespoon
  29. Stir - low heat
  30. Stir in prepared fresh basil
  31. Stir in ricotta cheese
  32. Stir in pecorino cheese
  33. Season with salt & pepper to taste
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