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Pasta pie with eggplants
  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Method

For the eggplants

  • Place a large pan over high heat.
  • Thinly slice the eggplants and place them in the hot pan.
  • Add some olive oil to one side of the pan, season with salt and pepper and sauté.
  • Turn the eggplants over and sauté until golden.
  • Transfer to a platter lined with paper towels.

For filling

  • Place a pot full of salted water, place over high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Add the penne pasta and boil for 10 minutes.
  • When ready, drain and transfer to a bowl.
  • Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and toss.
  • Place a pan over high heat.
  • Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, finely chopped onion, minced garlic, coarsely chopped fresh sage and ground meat.
  • Sauté until the ground meat is golden.
  • Deglaze pan with red wine and add the chopped tomatoes, bouillon cube and chili peppers. Cook until all of the moisture from the ground meat has evaporated.
  • When ready, add the finely chopped basil.

To assemble

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • In a large bowl, add the pasta, ground meat, grated mozzarella, grate parmesan, half of the breadcrumbs and pepper. Toss to make the filling.
  • Cover the bottom and sides of a 28 cm round baking pan with eggplants.
  • Add the filling and press down on it with a plate.
  • Turn the edges of the eggplants inwards and cover the surface of the filling with eggplants.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • When ready, remove from oven and allow pasta pie to cool before serving.
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Nutritional
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Nutrition information per portion

431
Calories (kcal)
22 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

14.5
Total Fat (g)
21 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

5.5
Saturated Fat (g)
28 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

44.0
Total Carbs (g)
17 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

6.6
Sugars (g)
7 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

27.6
Protein (g)
55 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

5.3
Fibre (g)
21 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

1.1
Sodium (g)
18 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.