Eggplant Pasta Recipe

Katie Jasiewicz | Katie's Cucina Updated

Easy eggplant pasta made in the slow cooker. Add sausage and some time, and you've got one fantastic Sunday Supper.

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Looking for a simple, yet heart-warming recipe to get you through the winter months? This easy recipe eggplant pasta with sausage made in the slow cooker fits the bill!

Some people are all about pre-cooking most of their slow cooker ingredients. When I’m in a rush to throw together a slow cooker meal before work, though, the last thing I want to do is pre-cook anything.

I typically plan ahead and will cut all the veggies I need for my slow cooker meal. Sometimes, if I’m really on my game, I’ll place everything into a gallon size zip top bag. Come morning time, all I have to do is dump the contents of the bag into the slow cooker, set the timer and hit start. That’s really the way I prefer to make my slow cooker meals.

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If you have time, you can feel free to brown the Italian sausage, onions, garlic and even the eggplant, then place in the slow cooker (5-10 minutes tops—add a little olive oil to the pan to keep it from sticking, and don’t forget to transfer the juices to the slow cooker, too).

But if you're in a rush like me—place it all in the slow cooker and “set it and forget it”! I served the sausage and eggplant over rotini pasta. That’s just what I had on hand—you don’t have to do the same as I did, or even use pasta at all. This makes a pretty hearty stew too.

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A must though is serving the sausage and eggplant with fresh bread - my Italian bread with homemade roasted garlic butter, or Kate's Rosemary Roasted Garlic Bread Recipe would both be fantastic.  Casey's Panzanella Salad Recipe would also make a great side if you need to feed a crowd!

Keep it simple this winter and warm the hearts and souls of those you love by making this recipe for slow cooker sausage and eggplant.

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Eggplant Pasta Recipe

    6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 15 ounces Diced Tomatoes, 1 can
  • 1 large Onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 2 medium Eggplants, ends trimmed and cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 pound Italian Sausage, 5-6 links
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil, finely chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound Rotini, optional and prepared separately

Directions

  1. In a 6 quart slow cooker add the diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, eggplant and salt. Mix well then place sausage links on top, covering with sauce.
  2. Place on low for 6-8 hours. Season with more salt and pepper if needed and stir in basil. Serve on top of pasta. 

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Italian
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Author: Katie Jasiewicz
Source: Adapted from My Recipes
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 480 minutes
Total Time: 490 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 133
Calories 527

% Daily Value*
26%
Total Fat 17g
27%
  Saturated Fat 5g
0%
Sodium 5mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate 72g
10%
  Dietary Fiber 8g
  Sugars 10g
43%
Protein 22g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Katie Jasiewicz

About Katie

Katie is our resident one-pot meal fanatic, but you'll find that she's passionate about every kind of food, from dinners to desserts, on her blog Katie's Cucina.