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Penne Rigate Recipes

Penne with Roasted Eggplant & Savory Mushroom Ragu

Main Dish
Makes 6 Servings
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cooking Time
35 minutes
Total Time
1 hour, 15 minutes
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From the kitchen of Dreamfields Pasta

Made with

Penne Rigate


  • 1 box Dreamfields Penne Rigate or Dreamfields Rotini
  • 2 medium eggplants (about 3/4 pound each)
  • 2 olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon red onion chopped
  • 1 cup Porcini mushrooms dried, sliced (see note below)
  • 1 cup portobello fresh, sliced
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms fresh, sliced
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 2 cups prepared marinara sauce used reduced-sodium (about 16 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • Parmesan cheese shredded (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. Bake in preheated 450°F oven 15 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven. Place eggplant on paper towels. When cooled, cut slices in half.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Nutrition Facts

397 Calories

65g Carbohydrates

2g Saturated Fat

641mg Sodium

10g Fat

14g Protein

6mg Cholesterol

12g Dietary Fiber

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