Perfect Pasta alla Norma Recipe: This Easy Eggplant Pasta Recipe Is Classic Italian Cooking by 30Seconds Food

Perfect Pasta alla Norma Recipe: This Easy Eggplant Pasta Recipe Is Classic Italian Cooking

Pasta alla Norma is a simple pasta recipe with eggplant. This classic Italian recipe is a traditional Sicilian pasta dish and will be a new favorite after one bite – especially if you love eggplant.

Cuisine: Italian 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 large or 2 medium eggplants, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Here's how to make it: 

  1. To prepare the eggplant, toss the cubed eggplant with the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Put onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 450-degree F oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, flipping it over halfway through cooking, until browned and caramelized. 
  2. To make the sauce, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds. 
  3. Increase the heat to  high and add the wine. cook until it almost evaporates, then pour in the tomato puree and water. Add the Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the eggplant and cooked pasta. Toss to coat. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. 

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Skillets $10 & Up
Tomato Puree $2 & Up
Olive Oil $4 & Up
Pasta $1 & Up

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Donna John
Yum! I love eggplant. I used to make a pasta dish that was simply eggplant, olive oil, pasta, garlic and parmesan cheese. So good. I've also done it with zucchini. I'll have to make that again so I can share it here. Can't wait to try this one!
Luscious dinner idea...

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