Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 40 mins

A pretty dish with lots of added veggies! Adapted from a Barnes and Noble Pasta and Italian cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Apply cooking spray to the sides and bottom of an 8-inch springform pan.
  3. Slice the eggplant. Sprinkle salt on both sides of eggplant slices and let "sweat" for about 20 minutes. Rinse eggplant with water and pat dry.
  4. Heat a little olive oil in a pan and fry the eggplant until browned on both sides.
  5. Put the beef, onion, and garlic in a saucepan and cook, stirring until browned.
  6. Add the tomato paste, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, marjoram or oregano, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  7. Add the olives and bell pepper and cook for 10 minutes longer.
  8. Bring a pan of water with a few drops of olive oil to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until tender, but still firm. Drain and rinse.
  9. Add spaghetti to meat mixture and cheese and toss together.
  10. Arrange eggplant slices over the base and up the sides of the springform pan. Add the spaghetti mixture and then cover with remaining eggplant slices.
  11. Bake at 400F for 40 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.