Roasted Eggplant for Pasta and Recipes

"This is an easy and yummy way to roast eggplant. Sitting in salt then roasting for this amount of time gets rid of the bitterness. You can add the eggplant to pastas, soups, or just eat them right out of the oven!! You can also add a little plain yogurt to them, it's good!!!!"
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Ready In:
4 cups eggplant




  • Place eggplant cubes on a plate and sprinkle with salt then let them sit for 30 minutes to remove bitterness. Rinse off the cubes in a collander then pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Place eggplant cubes onto a nonstick baking sheet and drizzle the oil over them.
  • Grind the fresh pepper over the eggplant to give them all a light dusting.
  • Sprinkle the just under 1 tsp salt over the cubes.
  • Sprinkle the garlic powder over the cubes.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, give it a stir midway thru.

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  1. MargoMart
    Loved this. Saw a reviewers comment that they had subbed the regular eggplant in a recipe with this one. I tried it and it was great. I skipped the salting step because I
  2. Karenlyn2
    This came out SO wonderful. I used about half the oil in mine and it still was terrific. I added a ton of pepper because I love it. This is a great way to make a pasta dish healthier-- add tons of eggplant in place of some of the pasta. It was the best part of the dish. I, uh... well, I ate a whole eggplant by myself. And they're not small vegetables! Great recipe, easy, will do often!
  3. Momma Vickie
    These we're the best roasted eggeplant I've ever put in my mouth! Thank you so much for posting this recipe! There was none left by the time our meal was over with. My hubby and I ate it all!!!!!
  4. ChefLee
    Absolutely great!!!!! Curing the eggplant this way really takes the bitterness out and it imparts a wonderful flavor throughout the eggplant because some of the salt still gets into the vegetable even with rinsing. I loved the flavor of this eggplant, we just ate it right off the pan! I will definitley use this in recipes for pastas and curries. Thanks so much for posting!!!


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