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Roasted eggplant Ziti pasta

Servings: 6         Total: 1h30

Ingredients:

  1. Salt & Pepper to taste
  2. 2 Box Zimmunity pasta
  3. 1 medium eggplant, diced
  4. 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
  5. 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  6. 24oz marinara sauce
  7. 2 cups grated mozzarella
  8. 6 fresh basil leaves chopped

Instructions:

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the Ziti and cook 3 minutes less than the package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water and drain;
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper;
  3. Toss the eggplant and tomatoes with 3 tablespoons olive oil. Add Salt & Pepper to taste;
  4. Spread on the baking sheet and roast until the eggplant is golden brown and tomatoes are tender, 25 to 30 minutes;
  5. Toss the Ziti with the eggplant, tomatoes, about 1/4 cup pasta water and the marinara sauce in a large bowl. Stir in 1 cup mozzarella;
  6. Transfer the pasta in a 9x13 inches baking dish and top with the remaining cup mozzarella and the Parmesan. Drizzle with the remaining tablespoon olive oil. Bake 20 to 25 minutes;
  7. Garnish with additional Parmesan and the chopped basil and serve. 

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