Eggplant Extravaganza Pasta Party—Dinner for 4

“Eggplant Extravaganza Pasta Party” is a delightful Italian dinner dish, combining the robust flavors of eggplants with the comforting texture of pasta. This recipe showcases the versatility of eggplants, creating a hearty and satisfying meal that’s perfect for any pasta lover’s dinner table.

Meal Type






Food Stars

Eggplant, pasta





You Need This Stuff

  • 2 medium eggplants, cubed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (145 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 cups pasta of choice, uncooked
  • 4 cups water for boiling pasta
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped for garnish

Do This With That Stuff

  1. ‘Gather all your ingredients and cookware
  2. Wash the eggplants under cold water and pat dry with a towel
  3. Place the eggplants on the cutting board and cut them into cubes using the sharp knife
  4. Peel and mince the garlic cloves, and chop the onion on the cutting board with the sharp knife
  5. Measure 2 tbsp of olive oil with a measuring spoon
  6. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat
  7. Add the chopped onions to the skillet, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon until they become translucent
  8. Add minced garlic to the skillet, stirring for about 1 minute until fragrant
  9. Add cubed eggplant, salt, black pepper to the skillet, stirring occasionally until eggplant is slightly browned and softened
  10. Open can of diced tomatoes using can opener
  11. Pour canned tomatoes into skillet along with dried basil, dried oregano, red pepper flakes (if using), stir well to combine all ingredients in skillet
  12. Reduce heat to low, cover skillet and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes until flavors meld together
  13. While sauce is simmering, fill large pot with 4 cups of water and bring it to a boil over high heat for pasta cooking
  14. Once water is boiling, add uncooked pasta into pot
  15. Cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente
  16. Drain cooked pasta using colander then return it back to pot
  17. Pour eggplant tomato sauce from skillet over cooked pasta in pot
  18. Stir well with wooden spoon to ensure pasta is evenly coated with sauce
  19. Grate Parmesan cheese using cheese grater until you have 1/4 cup worth of grated cheese
  20. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over pasta mixture in pot
  21. Chop fresh basil leaves on cutting board using sharp knife for garnish
  22. Sprinkle chopped basil leaves over pasta as garnish before serving Transfer your Eggplant Extravaganza Pasta Party dish into serving dish ready for dinner’

Obvious and Not So Obvious Variations and Pairings

Beti’s Reflections

Picture this: I’m strolling through the cobblestone streets of Paris, soaking in the aroma of freshly baked baguettes, when a sudden craving for a good old American steak hits me. That’s when it struck me – why not marry these two culinary worlds? Thus, the Steak-tacular InnovEATion was born, a delightful fusion of American and French cuisines.

This Ribeye Steak Recipe is designed to serve two people, making it perfect for an intimate dinner. However, do note that this isn’t one of those Vegan Recipes or Gluten-Free Cooking options. It’s a hearty steak dinner that indulges your taste buds with rich flavors.

The star of our Steak-tacular InnovEATion is undoubtedly the 8-ounce ribeye steaks, seasoned with salt and black pepper to bring out their natural flavors. The olive oil ensures a perfect sear while garlic and rosemary add an aromatic twist. The unsalted butter, red wine, beef broth, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce create a savory base for our Creamy Parmesan Sauce that’s further enriched with heavy cream and Parmesan cheese. And let’s not forget our Green Beans Side Dish – crisp and zesty with lemon juice.

Cooking Ribeye Steak at Home has never been more exciting! Start by seasoning your steaks before searing them in olive oil to perfection – aim for medium-rare or your preferred doneness. While your steaks rest post-searing (a crucial step!), you’ll create your Garlic Rosemary Steak sauce in the same pan by simmering together garlic, rosemary sprig, butter, red wine reduction (hello French influence!), beef broth along with Dijon Mustard Worcestershire Sauce for Steak flavor depth. Slowly whisk in heavy cream followed by Parmesan cheese to create that dreamy Creamy Parmesan Cheese Sauce for Steak we all love! Meanwhile, boil your green beans until tender-crisp then season them with lemon juice for that Lemony Green Beans Side Dish which perfectly complements the richness of the steak.

And voila! Your American French Cuisine Recipe is ready to be served! This Steak Dinner with Green Beans Side Dish is truly an InnovEATion – a celebration of flavors from both sides of the Atlantic right on your plate! So go ahead and try this Ribeye Steak with Creamy Parmesan Sauce recipe tonight – it’s sure to redefine your traditional steak dinner experience!

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