Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr

It's dishes like this one that makes it worthwhile having leftovers plus this freezes well! To keep this healthy, use a low sodium, homemade sauce, rinse the olives and artichokes well, & omit the additional salt or use subsitute. You can also make it vegetarian by using firmstyle tofu instead of chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In large skillet, brown onion in oil.
  2. Add peppers, mushrooms, garlic & cook another 3 minutes.
  3. Add eggplant, stir. Cover & simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Prepare macaroni. Cook only until a piece can just be pressed slightly against pot with spoon. DON'T OVERCOOK! Further cooking will take place in oven.
  5. Drain and return to cooking pot. Add 1 cup sauce, stir and set aside.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  7. Uncover eggplant mixture and add the rest of ingredients, minus the macaroni. Stir and remove from heat.
  8. Lightly spray 9x13 inch casserole dish with vegetable oil. Place macaroni in and spread out evenly. Top with eggplant mixture.
  9. Cover with foil.
  10. Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and return to oven for another ten minutes.
  11. At this point you could add some grated cheese if so desired.
  12. When I use tofu, I use the firm style that I have kept in the freezer for a bit. It becomes more "meaty" after being frozen.