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Creamy Eggplant Pasta

Creamy Eggplant Pasta

Prep: 45 min
Cook: 30 min
Total: 1 hr 15 min
Servings: 4

Char-grilled eggplant and a variety of ingredients come together in a creamy, thick sauce this is smoky, savory, and deeply complex. Tossed in your favorite pasta and then topped with a toasted breadcrumb combined with herbs, butter, and pecans.

Author Realizing Fitness
by Realizing Fitness
Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients & Directions

Recipe Ingredients


Yield: Eggplant Pasta (4 Servings)
Needed Kitchenware: [Gas range stovetop, barbecue, oven, or campfire], colander, mixing bowls, blender, food processor, frying pan
  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 tbsp salted vegan butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 50 g cashews, soaked overnight or soaked in very hot water for at least 30 minutes
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 150 ml vegetable stock
  • Salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 41 g of baguette bread, cubed
  • 20 g pecans, toasted
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp salted vegan butter
  • Salt, to taste
Recipe Directions


  • Ideally, cook the eggplant over the open flame of your gas range, barbecue, or campfire for 8 minutes on each side until soft on the inside and charred on the outside. Optionally, you can roast the eggplant in the oven whole on a lined baking try on the middle rack at 475°F or 250°C for 45 minutes, flipping once while cooking. The eggplant should be blackened, blistered, and soft when done.
  • Using tongs and a knife to handle, cut the eggplant in half, and scoop out flesh. Place in a colander over a bowl for an hour or so to drain.⁣⁣
  • While that drains, cook the garlic and onions in butter in your frying pan until soft.⁣
  • Add the eggplant, garlic, onions, drained cashews, lemon juice, vegetable stock, salt, and pepper to a high speed blender. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning to suit your preference.
  • Combine the baguette cubes, pecans, nutritional yeast, and salt in a food processor. Pulse until crumbs form.
  • In your frying pan, over medium heat, melt the butter and add the breadcrumb mixture. Stir often and cook until mixture is golden. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the dill and parsley.
  • In your frying pan, add the linguine and sauce. Toss and cook until heated through. Adjust seasoning to suit your taste.
  • Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and enjoy hot!⁣
Recipe nutrition

Nutritional Information

Yield: Eggplant Pasta
Servings: 4
Information per serving:
Energy: 266.8 kcal
Carbohydrate: 32.9 g
Protein: 7.8 g
Fiber: 8.1 g
Sugar: 8.3 g
Fat: 13.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.3 g
Polyunsatured Fat: 2.3 g
Omega-3: 0.1 g
Omega-6: 2 g
Saturated Fat: 4.4 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Choline: 28.3 mg 7% DV
Folate: 51.7 µg 13% DV
A: 31.7 IU 5% DV
B1: 0.6 mg 51% DV
B2: 0.1 mg 10% DV
B3: 3.5 mg 25% DV
B5: 4.7 mg 95% DV
B6: 1.5 mg 113% DV
B12: 0 mg 0% DV
C: 7.8 mg 10% DV
D: 0 IU 0% DV
E: 0.9 mg 6% DV
K: 25.3 µg 28% DV
Calcium: 38.1 mg 4% DV
Copper: 0.5 mg 52% DV
Iron: 2.1 mg 12% DV
Magnesium: 68.7 mg 21% DV
Manganese: 0.7 mg 41% DV
Phosphorus: 162.6 mg 23% DV
Potassium: 382.6 mg 8% DV
Selenium: 9.1 µg 17% DV
Sodium: 410.8 mg 27% DV
Zinc: 1.8 mg 22% DV

Please note nutritional information varies dependent on agricultural conditions, consistency in manufacturing processes, and honesty in reporting. We cannot accurately report on the amount of harmful chemicals or beneficial plant constituents that might be present in these ingredients. We cannot report on the content of material added during the cooking process. We cannot guarantee if the vitamins present are natural or synthetic. We make no guarantees to the accuracy of this information and continue to suggest purchasing organic, high-quality, fresh ingredients from local, trusted sources. Where possible, we use non-fortified ingredients to calculate the nutrition. We do not include optional ingredients. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet and values come regulated from the FDA. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your needs.

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