In an attempt to continue to eat healthy despite the busy schedule of fall, I spent a lot of time in the produce section of the grocery store this week. I bought a large eggplant. I wasn’t exactly sure why, but I thought it would come in handy. When I got home, I realized that I had some corn pasta and canned tomatoes in the cupboard, as well as some fresh basil in the front yard. So, I made a mish mosh of recipes!
I cooked the corn pasta, made a quick tomato sauce, and sliced the eggplant to make crispy eggplant (oh, how I love this recipe!). I served the pasta and sauce over the crispy eggplant for a perfect week night meal!
To make a quick tomato sauce… in a deep roasting pan, I put:
- 1 large can san marzano crushed tomatoes
- one half of a shallot, diced
- generous seasoning of salt and pepper
- 6-7 fresh basil leaves
- 2 tbsp. tomato paste
- pinch red pepper flakes
- one half cup coconut creamer (optional)
I then put the roasting pan in the oven at 375 for about 20 minutes until heated through. This recipe is similar to Mama’s Meat Sauce, and almost as tasty! You could certainly use Mama’s Meat Sauce over the corn pasta and eggplant for a heartier meal.
Serve the corn pasta, crispy eggplant, and homemade sauce for a great recipe roll over meal.
Happy Allergy Free Eating!