Monday, June 13, 2011

Hot Dish: Meatless Monday

Looking for a way to honor Meatless Monday and use up some of the pasta I bought on sale last week, a quick search of Ronzoni's website led me to this tasty-looking dish. I plugged the ingredients into the Recipe Builder, allowing for 8 (3/4-cup) portions per recipe.

photo courtesy of Ronzoni

Rotini with Eggplant, Tomatoes and Ricotta


2 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 baby eggplant, diced
1/3 cup prepared vegetable or chicken stock
1 1/2 cups canned diced tomatoes
3 Tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
Crumbled ricotta or feta cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions. In large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add eggplant and sauté 2 to 3 minutes longer. Stir in stock and cook until eggplant is tender. Stir in tomatoes and simmer until heated through, about 2 to 3 minutes. Toss cooked pasta with eggplant mixture and basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper and served topped with cheese.

Serves 8, approximately 6 Points+ Per Serving


  1. I was just thinking that I need to do Meatless Monday again. I got out of the habit. Thanks for reminding me!

  2. Thanks so much for this Meatless Monday post! This recipe looks absolutely delicious. If
    you ever want some meatless inspiration, we have lots of recipes over at the site, like this
    Eggplant Pepper Pasta. Personally I love to cook with eggplant, I'm a huge fan of both
    the taste and texture. Meatless Monday is such a great way to explore delicious new ways
    to prepare veggies.

    That’s why I work with the Meatless Monday campaign, a public health initiative
    encouraging people to cut back on meat once a week to reduce saturated fat.
    We’re looking for bloggers to write weekly Meatless Monday posts, usually
    exploring a new veggie recipe like this delightful eggplant dish. Would you be
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  3. Lynda, I forget sometimes too! I'll look forward to seeing your Meatless Monday posts. :)