Crock Pot Pasta With Eggplant Sauce

Total Time
7hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 7 hrs

Chunks of eggplant cook in a slow cooked spaghetti sauce offering a low calorie alternative to ground beef or sausage. From Better Homes and Gardens. French and Italian!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Peel eggplant, if desired; cut eggplant into 1-inch cubes.
  2. In a 3 to 5 quart crock pot combine eggplant, onion, green pepper, undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, mushrooms, garlic, sugar (if using), wine, water, and oregano.
  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
  4. Stir in olives and parsley.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve over pasta with Parmesan cheese.
  7. Garnish with toasted pine nuts.
  8. Makes 6 servings.
  9. Enjoy!
  10. Note: Sometimes I will throw in grated carrots, zucchini, and other fresh vegs.
  11. In a hurry?.
  12. Use canned spaghetti sauce!
  13. (Leave out the tomatoes, tomato paste.) Just add the wine, herbs, olives, etc.
  14. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Wonderful easy crockpot recipe! I followed this recipe as stated but added extra minced garlic, crushed red peppers, garlic powder and italian seasoning when mixing it. I forgot the parsley at the end and served this over whole wheat rotini. 6 and 8 year old loved as did my husband and I. Will definitely make again! Love eggplant dishes - especially when they're easy and done in a crockpot! Thank you!

RedVinoGirl April 10, 2012

This is a very good and healthy alternative for pasta. I used San Marzano tomatoes and added in basil. I left out the wine. Based on the other reviews, I did add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a touch of heat. The finished product was garnished with fresh basil and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. This is something that I would not hesitate to make again.

PaulaG September 13, 2011

I did enjoy this dish but based on other reviews, I added some hot sauce at the start of cooking. I left out the pinenuts (allergic) and the cheese (less calories). I added some chopped baby spinach about forty minites before serving.

Happy Harry #2 December 11, 2010