Spaghetti with tomato and aubergine sauce

    45 min

    A hearty and wholesome meal, made by topping spaghetti with a rich tomato and aubergine sauce. This recipe can be veganised by using egg-free spaghetti.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 120ml olive oil
    • 1 large aubergine, cut into 1.25cm cubes
    • 1 large green pepper, chopped
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 175g tomato puree
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 250ml water
    • 450g uncooked spaghetti

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook aubergine, pepper, onion and garlic until soft and tender, stirring often.
    2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add spaghetti and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain, and set aside.
    3. When done, transfer vegetables to a large stock pot. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato puree, sugar and water. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve hot over spaghetti.

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    Nice way to put eggplant on the menu. Really sweet and tangy. Be sure you really cook the eggplant and other vegetables until very soft. Served with turkey cutlets and garlic bread for a very easy and healthy meal. Husband ate double serving. Added mushrooms the next time and less water to compensate, that was a good variation, so was zucchini...  -  28 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great way to use eggplant. Since Emeril's Eggplant & Gaahlic pasta sauce came out, I've been wondering how to make it myself. I made a few alterations tho': I prepped the eggplant by "sweating" it out with sea salt(see Eggplant Parmesan II review for instructions). When I added the canned tomatoes, I also added 1/2 cp of red wine, as well as oregano, fresh basil and fresh parsley(add these 3 to taste). I then allowed it all to simmer for an extra 20 minutes. May add carrots next time, I often use them in my regular pasta sauce--helps with the sweetness factor & you won't need to add sugar.  -  17 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Good way to sneak veggies into toddler's spaghetti. I processed the veggies before adding them to the tomato sauce/paste. Also added Kosher salt and Italian seasoning. Still can definitely taste the eggplant, but it's disguised enough that she ate it.  -  27 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)