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Sun-dried tomato and eggplant pasta

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This eggplant pasta is perfect for those nights where you have no time but need a filling meal. It’s so easy and so tasty.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Sun-dried tomato and eggplant pasta


  • 300g rigatoni
  • 280g jar Coles Sun-Dried Tomato Strips, 2 tbs oil reserved
  • 1 eggplant, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 2 zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 250g cherry tomatoes*
  • 100g Coles Deli Mediterranean Olives
  • 250g firm ricotta, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves

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  1. Step 1

    Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain well, reserving 1/2 cup (125ml) of the cooking liquid.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, heat the reserved oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the eggplant and zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally, for 6-8 mins or until eggplant is tender. Add the sun-dried tomato, cherry tomatoes and reserved pasta cooking liquid and cook, stirring, for 3-4 mins or until the cherry tomatoes begin to collapse and the sauce thickens slightly. Add the olives and half the ricotta and toss to combine.
  3. Step 3

    Add pasta to eggplant mixture and toss to combine. Divide pasta mixture among serving bowls. Top with basil leaves and remaining ricotta to serve.

    Swap me: *For a wallet-friendly option, use 2 medium tomatoes, chopped, instead of the cherry tomatoes