Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Eggplant Parmesan Pasta

I would love to say that every night I have hours to prep and cook a delicious meal.  In reality, that is SO not the case.  Whenever I get in a bind and need an extremely quick, no fail, ridiculous dinner, one of my favorites is the Eggplant Parmesan Pasta from the Cooking With All Things Trader Joes cookbook.  It is not only an amazing dish, but it takes 3 ingredients with 3 steps.  That is right.  Only 3.  Here is the recipe...

Eggplant Parmesan Pasta
Cooking With All Things Trader Joes, page 167

1 package refrigerated Roasted Eggplant Parmesan
3 c. Farfalle or pasta of your choice
1 Tbsp. fresh basil or parsley
All ingredients are found at Trader Joes

1. Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain.
2. While pasta is cooking, heat eggplant parmesan according to package instructions.  Cut eggplant into bite size pieces.  Do not discard sauce or cheese - they will coat the pasta with great flavor.
3. Stir together pasta and eggplant.  Garnish with basil.

Ta Da!  Can a recipe get any more simple?  Add a glass of wine and you have got yourself a delicious meal in minutes (actually 15 based on the recipe) 

An extra note: the asparagus shown in the above picture is Trader Joe's microwaveable asparagus.  Two minutes and they were ready!  Perfect addition for some greens and a total cook time of 17 minutes!


  1. This looks so good! Why don't we have a Trader Joe's?!?!?
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  2. After I posted it I realized a TON of people do not have Trader Joe's and how worthless this post just might be. I wish you all had it! It is one of my favorites!

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    1. So glad that you liked it! It is one of our favorites!


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