Monday, May 1, 2017

Chunky Eggplant Sauce for Pasta

Got an eggplant? Oh how you will love this delicious recipe!

This chunky plant-based eggplant sauce makes my mouth water! And it's fast and easy to make too!!

With only 5 ingredients, this eggplant sauce is a perfect complement for any kind of pasta (gluten free of course), including  zucchini noodles which are made with a spiralizer and is what is shown in the photo below.

zucchini pasta with sauce

Made from entirely vegetables, this healthy sauce is nutritious, filling, and absolutely delicious too.

eggplant sauce over noodles

I like to simmer the sauce covered on a very low flame for about forty minutes to allow the eggplant, red peppers, and tomato flavors to mingle while the vegetables soften and the sauce thickens.

I used this eggplant sauce two ways for dinner.
  1. I ate my eggplant spaghetti sauce over zucchini noodles 
  2. My husband ate his over gluten free brown rice noodles that I bought from Trader Joe's. 

pasta and eggplant sauce
   Brown Rice Gluten Free Pasta (Trader Joe's) 

If you don't know how to make zucchini noodles, it is really really simple and so healthy.

Buy a medium or large zucchini, cut it in half, place in the spiralizer, and turn the handle of your spriralizer to make the noodles. 
I use this one from Amazon (affiliate link) Spiralizer By Palermo.  I can easily make a full bowl of spiraled zucchini for one person in 1 minute.

Zucchini noodles ( zoodles) can be enjoyed raw or personally, I like mine tossed quickly in a skillet (with a 1/4 cup of water or vegetables broth) to soften them. 

Author: Judee Algazi
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes


1 medium eggplant, peeled and chopped in chunks
5 red mini peppers, cleaned and chopped
2 large tomatoes, cored and chopped
1 8 ounce can of organic chopped tomatoes with jalepenos (or add your own)
1/2 can of tomato paste mixed with 2 cups of water
Optional: 1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves


Type of Pan: Dutch oven or a deep wide skillet
Add the eggplant, red peppers, tomatoes, canned tomatoes, and the tomato paste mixed with water. Stir and cook on a high heat for 3-4 minutes. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Check periodically and stir. Cook for about 25 minutes until eggplant is soft.  Serve when eggplant is soft.

Where do you buy a spiralizer? 

They sell spiralizers in any store where they have kitchen items.
I bought a hand held spiralizer, but didn't like it. I found it too difficult to make a large quantity of spirals.
 I then went online and bought the Palermo.
It's light, easy to use, and easy to wash. 

You can click on the red wording to see it. 
Get one- they are reasonable and so so easy to use and clean up! Once you have one, you won't know how you lived without it! 

(affiliate link) Spiralizer By Palermo- Voted the Best Vegetable Maker 

I highly recommend this one!!!

shared on Pin Junkie How would you use this sauce? Do you spiralize?  Love your comments-

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  1. Hi Judee,
    This looks like a delicious sauce made with eggplant, can't wait to try it! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  2. This is really a fabulous sauce. I kind of like it spicy for a really tasty pasta dish!

  3. I love the idea of zucchini noodles.... I will have to look for a spiralizer! Also the sauce is a great idea for adding extra nutrition. :)

    1. You will LOVE your spiralizer- you must get one and you will LOVE the sauce too

  4. Homemade pasta sauce sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

    1. Nicole,
      Not only is it homemade; it is so fast and easy to make..


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