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Pasta with Eggplant-Sausage Ragu

Wide pappardelle strands are the perfect noodle for pairing with chunky pasta sauces like this one.

Serves 6
Ready in 30 mins
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 20 mins
473 calories per serving


> 1 lb pappardelle pasta
> 1 medium eggplant
> 1 medium onion
> 2 links Nature's Promise ® Free from Sweet Italian Sausage
> 1 tbsp olive oil
> 1 tbsp minced garlic
> 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
> 1 cup vegetable broth
> 2 tbsp fresh basil
> 1/2 cup grated pecorino cheese


Cook the pasta according to package directions, reserving ½ cup cooking liquid. Cut the eggplant into ½-inch pieces. Finely chop the onion. Remove the sausage meat from its casing.
In a medium pot, heat the oil on medium. Add the sausage and cook 5 min., breaking up with the back of a wooden spoon. Add onion and garlic. Cook 2 min., stirring often. Stir in the eggplant, tomato paste, and vegetable broth. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook 10–12 min., until eggplant is tender, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, chop the basil. Toss cooked pasta with eggplant mixture, adding reserved cooking liquid, if needed. Serve topped with the pecorino and basil.

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