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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 369.0
  • Total Fat: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.7 mg
  • Sodium: 684.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 71.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 14.4 g
  • Protein: 20.2 g

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'Plant one on me!

Submitted by: CLYNNEABAIRD

Introduction

Eggplant is terrific, especially in saucy Italian dishes. And when we first heard about Macaroni Grill's new meal, we thought it sounded great. Then we saw the stats. OOF. So we got a-swappin' -- this recipe puts the restaurant version to shame.

From: Http://www.hungry-girl.com (02/21/2012)
Eggplant is terrific, especially in saucy Italian dishes. And when we first heard about Macaroni Grill's new meal, we thought it sounded great. Then we saw the stats. OOF. So we got a-swappin' -- this recipe puts the restaurant version to shame.

From: Http://www.hungry-girl.com (02/21/2012)

Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    1 eggplant, ends removed, cut into 1-inch cubes
    1 cup cherry tomatoes
    1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper
    3 oz. (about 1 cup) uncooked high-fiber penne pasta
    1/4 cup finely chopped onion
    1 tsp. chopped garlic
    1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
    1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
    1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
    1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
    Optional seasonings: additional salt and black pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Evenly place eggplant and cherry tomatoes on the sheet. Spray with nonstick spray, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake until eggplant is tender and tomatoes are soft and slightly blackened, 25 - 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare pasta in a medium pot per package instructions, about 10 minutes. Drain and cover to keep warm.

To make the sauce, bring a small pot sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in crushed tomatoes and red pepper flakes. Cook and stir until onion has fully softened, about 5 minutes.

Gently stir sauce and baked veggies into the cooked pasta. Sprinkle each serving with basil and feta cheese. EAT!

MAKES 2 SERVINGS


Serving Size: Makes 2 servings

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CLYNNEABAIRD.






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