Eggplant Pasta Sauce

"From: "The Vegetarian Epicure" by Anna Thomas, first edition 1972. This book was a real find!"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
2 quarts




  • Heat olive oil over medium-low heat in a large skillet. Add garlic.
  • Add eggplant and bell peppers and toss.
  • Stir in tomatoes, olives and capers.
  • Add remaining ingredients, stir and cover.
  • Turn heat down to very low and allow sauce to gently simmer for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally to keep it from scorching, add more wine or water if it gets to thick.

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  1. Is 12 ounces of tomato PASTE perhaps a mistake ??? 12 ounces = 340 grams. The whole tin only contains about 2.5 oz. (about 70 grams) !! Perhaps it's.meant to be tomato PURÉE which is not so consentrated so 12 ounces will be acceptable Perhaps it's 1.2 ounces (i.e. about half the tin) tomato paste ??? !!! Look forward to reporting back after supper tonight !
  2. This sauce was absolutely divine! I halfed the recipe, and served this on whole grain penne. Just so you have an picky, way picky 4 year old, tried this an ate it for dinner! Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top and you are in heaven! I liked how you can control the thickness of the sauce by adding the broth. Oh, this will be repeated in the future, thanxs so much for posting!
  3. Wow!!! This is so good! Made it tonight for my vegetarian and meat eaters. The only thing I added was a splash of good balsamic vinegar and a dash of hot pepper flakes. Topped it all with some fresh grated Parmesan. Served it with whole grain garlic bread. Yum!!!
  4. So yummy! I added onions, mushrooms and zucchini and left out the olives. If you have frozen basil cubes, use them instead of dried. I also used chicken broth and some red wine, and topped it off with fresh parsley when I served it. It was so hardy, no one missed the meat. When I brought leftovers to work, everyone envied my lunch!
  5. Delish! Added an onion, and made mine with broth instead of wine since that's what I had on hand.


  1. Delish! Added an onion, and made mine with broth instead of wine since that's what I had on hand.


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