Penne Pasta with Eggplant and Cherry Tomatoes

Penne pasta with baked eggplant cubes and cherry tomatoes in a pampering tomato sauce with basil and topped with vegan Parmesan cheese

  • Main DishesType
  • EasyDifficulty
  • 30-60 minPrep. Time
  • 5Serving/Unit


The eggplant cubes
Eggplant, 1 large unit
cut into cubes
Olive oil, 3 tablespoons
Tomato sauce
Olive oil, 4 tablespoons
Garlic, 2-3 cloves
finely chopped
Hot green pepper, 1/2 medium unit
Tomato paste, 2 tablespoons
Canned finely chopped tomatoes, 400 g
Fresh cherry tomatoes, 500 g
Basil, 1 handful
coarsely chopped
Salt, 1/2 flat teaspoon
Black pepper, 1/4 flat teaspoon
The pasta
Penne pasta, 500 g
dry pasta made from durum wheat
The decoration above
Basil, 1 handful
Grated vegan Parmesan cheese, 3-4 tablespoons


1. Place the eggplant cubes on the oven tray, pour over the olive oil, mix well and bake for about 20 minutes at 375°F (190°C) until browned (you can also fry the eggplant cubes but it is better to bake) .
2. Heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan, add the garlic, hot pepper, tomato paste and cherry tomatoes, mix well and after about 5 minutes add the baked eggplant cubes. Add the basil, season with salt and black pepper and continue to cook for another 10 minutes.
3. Cook the pasta separately in a pot with water and a little salt and oil until al dente (do not overcook).
4. Strain the cooked pasta and transfer it to the tomato sauce.
5. Mix well until the pasta and sauce are combined and transfer to a serving plate.
6. Sprinkle over the dish a little fresh basil and vegan Parmesan cheese.
7. Bon appetite (:

The preparation method also includes baking. The spices in the recipe are according to personal taste.

Nutritional Values Serving/Unit 100 Grams
Calories 579 cal 148 cal
Proteins 18 g 5 g
Carbohydrates 93 g 24 g
Fat 16 g 4 g
The nutritional values appearing on this website are intended to provide general information only, and do not constitute a recommendation, a substitute for consulting a specialist or receiving medical advice.
Dafna Michael Recipe by Dafna Michael
Penne Pasta with Eggplant and Cherry Tomatoes
One of the tastiest pastas you will make
Penne Pasta with Eggplant and Cherry Tomatoes
Penne Pasta with Eggplant and Cherry Tomatoes