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Pasta with Sausage, Eggplant and Basil Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Katie Villa

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 large eggplant, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon salt
7 tablespoons olive oil
1 3/4 pounds spicy Italian sausages, casings removed, meat shaped into 1 1/4-inch meatballs (about 46)
1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved
6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 1/2 serrano chilies, seeded, finely chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
1 1/4 cups canned low-salt chicken broth
2/3 cup whipping cream
1 pound cavatapi or penne pasta
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup (lightly packed) fresh basil leaves, torn into 1/2-inch pieces
2/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
Additional grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
Directions:
Toss eggplant with 1 tablespoon salt in large colander. Place over bowl and let stand 30 minutes.
Heat 3 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add eggplant; saute
until golden, about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl. (Can be made 8 hours ahead. Cover; chill.)
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, cook meatballs until brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer meatballs to paper-towel-lined plate. Wipe out skillet.
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes, garlic and chilies; sauté until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add meatballs, broth and cream. Simmer until meatballs are cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add eggplant and simmer 1 minute.

Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite. Drain. Transfer to large bowl. Toss pasta with sauce and 1 cup Parmesan cheese. Mix in basil and pine nuts. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve pasta, passing additional Parmesan cheese separately.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8

 

 

 

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