Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Roasted Peppers and Eggplant

4 Sep

I was surprised how good this recipe came out. I had eggplants, peppers and onions to use up from the csa, so when is saw this recipe it was perfect. Definitely don’t scrimp on the Parmesan or red pepper flakes.

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Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Roasted Peppers and Eggplant
adapted from aggies kitchen

Ingredients

1 large eggplant, cut in uniform pieces, about 1″
3 large red, orange or yellow bell peppers, cut 1″ chunks
1 red onion cut in 1″ chunks
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
1 28 oz can diced Italian tomatoes, not drained
1 28 oz can tomato sauce
big pinch of dried oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasoning
1 lb whole wheat spaghetti (any pasta shape can easily be substituted)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Toss cut vegetables with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper and spread out on a large baking sheet.
Bake vegetable mixture for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, check on vegetables and gently toss to make sure they cook evenly. Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes until vegetables are nicely browned and roasted well. Set vegetables aside.
While vegetables are roasting, begin to cook pasta according to directions. When done, drain and place pasta back into pot. Set aside until sauce is ready.
In a large sauce pan, heat diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Season with a big pinch of oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then down to a simmer. Cook for about 15-20 minutes.
Add a cup of sauce over cooked pasta and gently toss.
Serve pasta family style in large bowl (or in individual bowls) with additional sauce and roasted vegetables over pasta. Garnish with lots of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.

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