Penne with Roasted Eggplant and Savory Mushroom Ragout Recipe Photo - Diabetic Gourmet Magazine Recipes


  • 1 box Dreamfields Penne Rigate or Rotini
  • 2 medium eggplants (about 3/4 pound each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon each chopped fresh rosemary, minced garlic and finely chopped red onion
  • 1 cup each sliced porcini (dry), portobello (fresh) and shiitake (fresh) mushrooms (see note below)
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) prepared marinara sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional


  1. Cut eggplant into 1/2-inch rounds. Spray cut sides with nonstick cooking spray. Place on nonstick baking sheet or foil-lined baking sheet.
  2. Bake in preheated 450F oven 15 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven. Place eggplant on paper towels. When cooled, cut slices in half.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add parsley, rosemary, garlic and onion. Cook 1 to 2 minutes until sizzling, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms. Stir in wine; cook 2 to 3 minutes until wine evaporates. Stir in marinara sauce and eggplant. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well. Toss with eggplant sauce and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with additional cheese, if desired.

    Note: To hydrate porcini mushrooms, cover mushrooms with hot water. Allow to stand about 20 minutes to soften; drain.


Recipe Yield: Yield: 6 servings

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Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 397
Calories from fat: 65
Fat: 10 grams
Saturated Fat: 6 grams
Fiber: 12 grams
Sodium: 641 milligrams
Cholesterol: 6 milligrams
Protein: 14 grams
Carbohydrates: 65 grams

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