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Tagliatelle with Eggplants and Feta Cheese

Tagliatelle with Eggplants and Feta Cheese

Tagliatelle with Eggplants and Feta Cheese

Posted in 40 minutes or less, Baked, Beginner, Boiled, Main Courses, Mainland Greece, Our hand picked recipes, Quick Meals: Ready in 20 minutes or less, Traditional Greek Feta Cheese Recipes, Vegetarian Originally published on Last updated on By


Simplicity is perfection! Ready in only 20 minutes, a delicious veggie dish, perfect for a light meal!

Ingredients

  • 2 (250g/9 ounces) medium sized eggplants (elongated, oval-shaped)
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, chopped in small cubes
  • 5 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 clove of garlic, whole
  • 2 tbsps fresh basil or mint, chopped
  • 150-200g feta cheese, crumbled (6-7 ounces)
  • a pinch of sugar
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 250g tagliatelle (9 ounces)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven at 250C. Chop the eggplants into cubes and place on a baking tray. Drizzle with some olive oil and bake for 15 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, roughly chop the onions and the tomatoes. Place a large saucepan at medium-high heat, add 5 tbsps of olive oil and sauté the onions and the garlic, for 3 minutes, until soft. As soon as the onions are lightly colored, add 1 tsp of sugar and caramelize. Add the tomato puree and stir well. Turn the heat up and add the copped tomatoes; cook for 5-6 minutes, with the lid on. At the end, remove the whole clove of garlic, add the baked eggplants and the herbs and season well with salt and pepper.
  3. In the meantime, boil the pasta, according to package instructions. Without draining the pasta, remove the pasta from the water, using a large fork and add them into the tomato sauce. Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese and stir well. Serve on a big platter, drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil and top with some crumbled feta.


 
 

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3 Comments

  1. You do not mention ‘tomato puree’ or the amount of tomato puree in your ingredients, yet you instruct me to add it in step 2. Please clarify this as I would like to make it.
    Also, and I don’t know if you can help with this, but my mother (recently deceased) used to make eggplant cut up in thick slices with LOTS of onions and garlic and crushed tomatoes? and herbs and cheese, both feta and parmesan. We took this favorite dish for granted and now we do not have a recipe. By any chance, do the ingredients sound familiar where they would point to some typical greek version of eggplant that you may be aware of? I can try to fudge it, but if you have a tried and true recipe, I’ll try that first. Thank you!

  2. Pingback: Tagliatelle with Eggplant and Feta | TMI Food

  3. I made this some time ago, and liked it. My pictures of it are here: https://tmifood.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/tagliatelle-with-eggplant-and-feta/

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