• prep: 20 min
  • cook: 50 min
  • total: 1 hr 10 min
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  • Summary

    Pasta alla Norma is a delicious Sicilian pasta dish with eggplant, marinara and basil. This amazing recipe features roasted eggplant, not fried! Recipe yields 4 entrée servings.

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups (16 ounces) store-bought marinara or 1 batch Super Simple Marinara Sauce:
    • 1 large can (28 ounces) whole peeled tomatoes*
    • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and halved
    • 2 large cloves garlic, peeled but left whole
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional, omit if sensitive to spice)
    • Salt, to taste (if necessary)
    • Eggplants:
    • 2 medium eggplants (about 2 1/4 pounds total) 
    • ¼ cup + 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • ¼ teaspoon fine salt, more to taste
    • 8 ounces rigatoni, ziti or spaghetti
    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil, plus a handful more small basil leaves or torn leaves for garnish 
    • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • ¾ cup (1.5 ounces) finely grated ricotta salata and/or Parmesan cheese

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
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    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
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