Penne Alla Norma

Total Time
10 mins
20 mins

Easy to make with ordinary and inexpensive grocery store ingredients.

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, reserving 1/2 cup or so of pasta water.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a deep skillet over medium low heat and cook the garlic about 3 minutes.
  3. Increase heat to medium high add eggplant and tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, cover and cook about 12 minutes, stirring once, until tomatoes burst.
  4. Meanwhile combine ricotta and mint.
  5. Add pasta and basil to tomato mixture and stir; add pasta water if needed.
  6. Serve pasta in bowls, topped with ricotta mixture; garnish with shaved Parmesan.