Penne with Eggplant and Mint

This Penne with Eggplant and Mint can be made in about 10 minutes and is bursting with so much flavor!




  1. In a large pot fill 3/4 full with water and bring to boil
  2. Add 1 Tbs Sea Salt and add Penne, cook as directed on package or until al dente
  3. While pasta is cooking start the rest
  4. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water before draining
  5. In a large deep pan add EVOO and heat over med/high heat
  6. When oil starts to shimmer add Garlic and Red Pepper Flakes
  7. Sauté 1 minute
  8. Add Eggplant and toss occasionally until golden brown and tender, about 8-10 minutes
  9. If Eggplant starts to look to dry add a little more EVOO while cooking
  10. Add the cooked Penne to the Eggplant, 1/2 cup of Parmesan and reserved pasta water
  11. Cook 1 minute tossing to mix all ingredients together
  12. Remove from heat and sprinkle Mint and the rest of the Parmesan over the pasta
  13. Enjoy!

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