This easy weeknight riff on pasta alla Norma upgrades store-bought cheese ravioli by tossing it with a mix of roasted eggplant, cherry tomatoes, shallots, and capers.



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  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Peel eggplant in 1-inch stripes, leaving some skin on. Quarter lengthwise and slice into 1-inch pieces. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss eggplant, tomatoes, and shallot with oil; season with salt and pepper. Roast, stirring once, until tomatoes burst and eggplant is caramelized and tender, 35 to 40 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, cook ravioli in a pot of salted water according to package instructions. Reserve 1 cup pasta water, then drain. Return ravioli to pot along with eggplant mixture, capers, and enough reserved pasta water to create a silky sauce. Toss with cheese and basil. Serve, topped with more cheese and basil.