Spaghetti with Aubergine, Tomato & Ricotta

Mediterranean Ricotta and Aubergine Spaghetti

By the wlr team

A perfect weeknight meal, this vegetarian pasta dish is so easy to make... Full of traditional Italian flavours and on the table in less than half an hour.

  • Recipe makes: 1 serving
  • Prep time:
    5 mins
  • Cook time: 20 mins
  • Calories: 454
    per serving


  • 75g spaghetti, whole wheat
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 50g sundried tomatoes
  • ½ aubergine
  • 50g ricotta cheese
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper

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  1. Put a pan of salted water on to boil for the spaghetti. Place a non-stick pan on a medium heat with the olive oil. Turn the grill on to medium.
  2. Peel and crush the garlic. Roughly chop the sundried tomatoes into small pieces. Thinly slice the aubergine. Put the pasta in the pan and cook as per packet instructions.
  3. Lay the aubergine slices on a grill pan and place under the grill for around 5 minutes each side (until starting to char slightly).
  4. Add the garlic and tomatoes to the pan with the olive oil and saute for 3-4 minutes. When the aubergine is done add to the pan and continue to cook for a further 2 minutes.
  5. Drain the spaghetti and combine with the aubergine and tomato mixture (don't worry too much if a little of the cooking liquid is transferred with the pasta).
  6. Serve immediately with the ricotta cheese crumbled on top, basil leaves and a good grind of black pepper.


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Nutrition information per serving
Calories (kcal)454
Carbohydrate (g)55.4
Fat (g)17.3
Protein (g)17.7
Fibre (g)12.0
Alcohol (g)0.0
Fruit & Veg2.2

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