Pasta Alla Norma

  • Yield : 24
  • Servings : 24
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Roasted eggplant adds an earthiness to this vegetarian Sicilian sauce that is fragrant with herbs.



    Step 1

    Cook the Barilla® pasta for half the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking. Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in cooler. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours.

    Step 2

    Spread the eggplant in single layers on sheet pans. Drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in a 475°F until soft and golden, about 20 minutes.

    Step 3

    Heat the oil in a rondeau until smoking Add the onions and garlic and cook until soft but not browned. Add the tomatoes, basil, and thyme; bring to a boil. Simmer until the tomatoes are broken down. Season with salt and pepper. Add the eggplant and 1 qt. water and simmer until the flavors come together. Remove from the heat and cool in batches.

    Step 4

    For each serving, to order: Reheat 1 1/3 cups pasta with about 1 cup sauce. Plate and garnish with 2 to 3 Tbsp. cheese, 1 tsp. parsley, mint, chili flakes, and additional basil. Drizzle with olive oil and serve.

    Recipe Type: Tags:
    Chef Recommended Cuts
    • PLUS® Farfalle
    • PLUS® Penne
    • Whole Grain Penne
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    Nutritional Info

    This information is per serving.

    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 1 (448g)
    Servings Per Container 24

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 510
    Calories from Fat 144
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 16g
    Saturated Fat 6g
    Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 35mg
    Sodium 940mg
    Total Carbohydrate 71g
    Dietary Fiber 14g
    Sugars 12g
    Protein 22g

    Vitamin A 15%
    Vitamin C 30%
    Calcium 8%
    Iron 25%
    Allergy Information:
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
    Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.