by: This Little Piggy Loves Food

My daughter Arabella isn't a fussy eater but she detests aubergines - I just don't get it as I absolutely love them! Anyway as she was at her father's for the weekend, I decided it would be the perfect time to cook this pasta recipe. I had cooked it previously about 5 years ago so it was definitely time to give it another go. It took about 35 minutes and was really easy.


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serves: 2

1 medium aubergine, cut into wedges

1 red onion, cut into wedges

3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

8 leaves of fresh basil shredded, plus a few whole leaves for garnishing

150g pasta such as penne or fusilli

100g goat's cheese

2 tbsp toasted pine nuts

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 2

Amount per Serving

Calories: 757

  • Total Fat: 39.2 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 14.9 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 52.5 mg
  • Sodium: 183.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 81.8 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 16.5 g
  •     Sugars: 11.9 g
  • Protein: 25.2 g

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1.  Preheat the oven to 220 C / gas mark 7.

2.  Chop the aubergine, onion and garlic and shred the basil. Arrange the aubergine and onion in a small roasting tin. Scatter over the garlic, basil and olive oil and season. Roast for 20 - 25 minutes, stirring once or twice until tender and charred.

3.  While the vegetables are cooking, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta according to the packet's instructions - mine took 8 minutes.

4.  Drain and mix together with the roasted vegetables, goat's cheese and toasted pine nuts. I actually forgot to toast the pine nuts but it didn't matter. Normally I would dry fry them for 3-4 minutes.

5.  Serve immediately with some basil leaves and more seasoning if you desire.

6.  I can't believe that I haven't cooked this recipe for 5 years! It is so delicious and so simple to make plus to you don't need to many ingredients. A perfect midweek supper idea….I just need to now convince Arabella she likes aubergines too, luckily she is already sold on the goat's cheese!

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