Eggplant Pasta Recipes

Find delicious pasta dishes featuring eggplant, like lasagna, caponata, or Penne Alla Norma. Our recipes are easy and tasty - perfect for a weeknight meal, or your next dinner party.

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Rigatoni with Eggplant Caponata

Tangy Eggplant Caponata, some grated Parmesan, and pasta are all you need to make this easy meal.

Eggplant Bolognese

Rating: 3.04 stars 157
Mike Ugliarolo of Scarsdale, New York sends us this family-friendly dinner—pasta and bolognese—with sauteed eggplant, pepper, onion, and zucchini.

Pennoni with Grilled Eggplant, Mint, and Burrata

Rating: 2.84 stars 49
Grilling the eggplants amps up their smoky flavor. Burrata (a cream-filled mozzarella) melts into the warm pasta, binding the ingredients together to make a silky sauce.

Penne alla Norma

Rating: 3.87 stars 134
This classic Sicilian pasta dish combines eggplant, tomatoes, and basil. Put a dollop of ricotta cheese on each plate to stir in for a creamy consistency.

Easy Whole Wheat Pasta with Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes

Rating: 3.22 stars 58
Pasta sauce doesn't always have to be cooked on the stove. Here, onion, tomatoes, and eggplant are roasted in the oven, which gives the dish a sweeter flavor.

Eggplant and Roasted-Pepper Pasta

We love the combination of smoky roasted peppers and garlicky sauteed eggplant in this pasta dish that can be served hot, warm, or at room temperature.

Mushroom-Eggplant Lasagna

In this vegetarian lasagna with no-boil noodles, silky eggplant and umami-rich cremini mushrooms take the place of the meat and serve as delicious foils for three kinds of cheese: mozzarella, ricotta, and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Spaghetti and Eggplant "Meatballs"

Spaghetti and meatballs has multigenerational appeal, even when it goes vegetarian. A blend of eggplant and white beans provides the protein. Cheese, garlic, and oregano are the familiar-flavor agents; breadcrumbs and egg bind them together. A quick trip under the broiler browns the tops and sides, then plunk!—into the gravy they go.
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Roasted-Vegetable Lasagna

Rating: 3.24 stars 157
Oven-roasted zucchini and eggplant provide a seasonal backdrop for more-familiar lasagna trappings.

Stir-Fried Noodles with Eggplant and Basil

Rating: 3.77 stars 22
Instead of eggplant, you can also use thinly sliced zucchini or shiitake mushrooms in the tasty Asian dish.

Calamarata with Roasted Eggplants, Tomatoes, and Olives

Calamarata is a little ring-shaped pasta. Other short tubular pasta, such as mezzi rigatoni or pennoni, can be substituted.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Grilled Ratatouille Pasta

Rating: 3.23 stars
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Here's a new summer staple: a quick, healthy take on a French classic. Try it and enjoy the bounty.