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Rigatoni With Eggplant And Pureed Tomatoes

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Ingredients
  Olive oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Diced eggplant 12 Ounce
  Tomatoes with juice 28 Ounce (1 Can, 796 Milliliter)
  Rigatoni 12 Ounce
  Chopped fresh basil/1 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 2 Tablespoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

MAKING
1. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat and cook eggplant until golden, about 5 minutes, adding more olive oil if necessary.
2. In food processor puree tomatoes, add pureed tomatoes and dried basil, if using, to the eggplant and bring to a boil.
3. Reduce heat to simmer and cook 15 to 20 minutes such that thickened.
4. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook rigatoni 8 to 10 minutes such that al dente and drain.
5. Season sauce with salt and pepper to taste and stir in fresh basil, if using.

SERVING
6. Toss pasta with sauce and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Tossed
Ingredient: 
Eggplant
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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