Spaghetti with tomato and aubergine sauce

Dinner and lunch: spaghetti with tomato & aubergine sauce + cheat's lasagne

Dinner: Spaghetti with tomato & aubergine sauce

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  • Serves2
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook30 mins
  • Total time40 mins

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Ingredients

For the spaghetti with tomato and aubergine sauce

  • 3 essential aubergines, cut into 2cm chunks
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 3 x 400g cans essential chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tsp capers, roughly chopped
  • 25g pack basil, leaves torn
  • 180g spaghetti
  • 10g vegetarian Italian hard cheese, grated

For the cheat's lasagne

  • 250g Essential Ricotta
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 250g frozen spinach
  • Fresh lasagne sheets
  • 10g vegetarian Italian hard cheese, grated
  • Green salad, to serve
  • Salt and pepper, to season

Method

  1. FOR THE SPAGHETTI WITH TOMATO AND AUBERGINE SAUCE Preheat the oven to 220˚C, gas mark 7. On a baking tray, toss the aubergines with 1 tbsp oil then season. Roast for 15-20 minutes until turning golden.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tbsp oil in a large frying pan, add the garlic and chilli flakes and cook gently for 5 minutes to soften. Tip in the tomatoes and capers, bring to the boil, then turn down and simmer gently for 20 minutes. As soon as the aubergine is ready, add to the tomato sauce and simmer until the sauce has thickened and the aubergine is soft (5-10 minutes). Stir in most of the basil and season.

  3. While the sauce is bubbling, cook the spaghetti according to pack instructions. Set aside and chill 2 /3 of the tomato and aubergine sauce. Tip the spaghetti into the remaining sauce, toss to combine then top with the reserved basil and the cheese. Serve straight away

  4. FOR THE CHEAT'S LASAGNE Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. In a bowl, mix together the Essential Ricotta, ground nutmeg and frozen spinach, defrosted and drained in a sieve; season. In the base of a small oven dish (about 18cmx 28cm) spread ½ of the leftover tomato sauce, top it with a single layer of fresh lasagne sheets, then spread the spinach and ricotta mixture on top, followed by another layer of pasta. Top with the remaining tomato sauce. Sprinkle over grated vegetarian Italian hard cheese and bake for 30-35 minutes. Serve with a green salad.

Nutritional

Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

1,908kJ/ 452kcals

Fat

8g

Saturated Fat

2g

Carbohydrates

73g

Sugars

12g

Fibre

7.6g

Protein

16g

Salt

0.4g

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