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Greek-style stuffed eggplants with penne

  • Vegetarian Diet

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Greek-style stuffed eggplants with penne

Method

For the eggplants

  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan.
  • Cut the eggplants in half and carefully score the flesh in a crisscross pattern, making sure you do not tear the skin.
  • Rub the garlic on the flesh of the eggplants and add the olive oil, salt, pepper, thyme, and transfer them to a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Make sure the cut side is touching the parchment paper.
  • Bake them for 40-50 minutes. Remove and let them cool.

For the sauce

  • Place a frying pan over high heat and add the olive oil.
  • Finely chop the onion, the garlic, and add them to the pan. 
  • Add the thyme, salt, pepper, sugar, and sauté them for 1-2 minutes until caramelized.
  • Add the tomato paste and mix. Add the oregano, canned tomatoes, water, and simmer over medium heat for 10-15 minutes.
  • At the same time, in a pot with salted boiling water, add the penne pasta and boil it for 2 minutes less than the packet’s instructions. 
  • Drain the pasta and transfer it to the sauce. Mix and remove from the heat.
  • Add the basil finely chopped, half of the cheese, and mix.

To assemble

  • Increase the oven’s temperature to 200ο C (390ο F) set to fan.
  • Press down the flesh of the eggplants with a spoon to create a pocket and divide the sauce with the penne among them. 
  • Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese and bake for 5-6 minutes, until golden.
  • Serve with rocket, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, pine nuts, olive oil, and pepper.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

424
Calories (kcal)
21 %

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.

25.0
Total Fat (g)
36 %

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.

11.0
Saturated Fat (g)
55 %

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.

26.0
Total Carbs (g)
10 %

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.

7.9
Sugars (g)
9 %

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.

18.0
Protein (g)
36 %

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.

7.9
Fibre (g)
32 %

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.

1.0
Sodium (g)
17 %

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.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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