Baked Noodles and Eggplant

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

I like to serve this with some steamed vegetables.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C/gas mark 4.
  2. Cook the noodles in boiling water until tender. Drain.
  3. Fry the onion and garlic until just soft then add the eggplant and tomato. Cook for another couple of minutes.
  4. Add the tomato paste and a little water. Add the spices.
  5. Simmer gently until it makes a thick sauce; about 15/20 minutes.
  6. Mix the sauce and the noodles in a casserole dish and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

We really enjoyed this vegetarian casserole. I made a few changes to double the servings! I used a whole package of noodles (12 oz) and also added 2 zucchini (sliced) and 1 red bell pepper - plus doubled most of the other ingredients (except I only used one eggplant and half an onion). I also sprinkled some leftover shredded cheese over the top. Delish! I assembled the casserole and put it in the fridge - baking it when I got home for a very easy dinner that was enjoyed by all. By the time I was finished this was probably enough for 6-8 people though! Thanks for sharing this keeper which we will be having often.

5 5

A very unusual and comforting dish thanks Kitzy! I doubled up on the quantities, to make this meal stretch twice - and I also added half a courgette, because I had one in the fridge! I chopped my aubergine and left a few slices for the top......the seasonings were intriguing and very tasty. This is a recipe which I shall make again; it's a great vegetarian dish that uses simple ingredients that I nearly always have on hand. Made for PRMR - delicious! FT:-)

5 5

Honestly, I wasn't sure this was going to work as I never thought of adding cinnamon and nutmeg to pasta - but I'll be darned, it does! It was such a creative and different (delicious) variation on the standard italian pasta concept. The cinnamon and nutmeg give it such a nice exotically enticing aroma and flavor as well. Also, it's just so easy to make, it's great! My version used linguine (but I think I will use some kind of short pasta like rigatoni next time), plus I added some bell peppers and a bunch more tomatoes.