Eggplant Parmigiana Pasta
By :Urvashi Pitre
instant pot vegetarian recipes, eggplant parmigiana pasta, pressure cooker
I posted this recipe in my Facebook group as a thank-you to the great folks in there, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. The really nice thing about it is that the eggplant takes on a variety of flavors and almost disappears in the dish, making it a great way to sneak some veggies into the picky eaters at your dinner table.
instant pot vegetarian recipes, eggplant parmigiana pasta, pressure cooker
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Rating: 3
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Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 cups Eggplant peeled and chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14-oz
  • 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 3 tbsp Unsalted butter or vegetable oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 9 oz penne pasta 2 cups
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups small mozzarella balls, bocconcini 8-oz tub
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 cups Eggplant peeled and chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14-oz
  • 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 3 tbsp Unsalted butter or vegetable oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 9 oz penne pasta 2 cups
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups small mozzarella balls, bocconcini 8-oz tub
instant pot vegetarian recipes, eggplant parmigiana pasta, pressure cooker
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Rating: 3
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Instructions
  1. In the Instant Pot, combine the eggplant, tomatoes, water, onion, 2 tbs of the butter, garlic, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, salt, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.
  2. 2Add the pasta, and stir. I know it doesn’t look like there will be enough water to cook the pasta. But #trustUrvashi, because the vegetables will release a lot of water. Secure the lid on the pot. Close the pressure-release valve. Select MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK and set the pot at HIGH pressure for 7 minutes. At the end of the cooking time, allow the pot to sit undisturbed for 10 minutes, then quick-release any remaining pressure.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt the remaining 1 tbsp butter over medium heat. Add the bread crumbs and mix well. Remove from the heat; allow to cool. Mix with the Parmesan cheese and set aside.
  4. Preheat the broiler. Add the mozzarella balls to the pasta, and transfer the pasta to a casserole dish. Sprinkle with the bread crumb mixture and broil for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve.
6 replies
  1. Marufaru
    Marufaru says:

    When you cook pasta in the IP, you use the time on thr box & divide it by 2.

    If you follow the instructions in this recipe, your pasta will be mushy.

    Also, half a cup of water isnt enough. I had burn marks all over the bottom of my liner.

    Furthermore, the bread crumbs are not a good addition. They’re not needed. And the mozzarella balls are rubbery as they don’t melt.

    Overall, this recipe needs retweaking. Mine was a disaster.

  2. Lgilkes
    Lgilkes says:

    I followed this recipe except that I used a can of 28 ounces of tomatoes because that’s what I had on hand. It came out really well. I am very pleased.

  3. Angela
    Angela says:

    My pasta wasn’t cooked when I opened the pot, needed more water. I added a half cup and pressure cooked for 4 minutes and the pasta was done. I cut up the mozzarella balls so they were evenly placed and a little melty. I really liked the breadcrumb topping. Overall this dish tasted good but needed color for me. I will try with some sliced bell peppers next time. I’m also heavy handed with the red pepper flakes because I like some spice!

  4. Alex Ortega
    Alex Ortega says:

    I would like to know what is the amount of calorie of each dish. I’m tracking my calories intake and can’t find any information.

  5. Carla
    Carla says:

    I know I followed the instructions EXACTLY and I got the Burned Food error. It was burned to a crisp at the bottom, while the pasta remained uncooked. I had to dump the whole thing.

  6. Brianwilber
    Brianwilber says:

    I had the same experience as Carla… Made it as posted and got the burn indicator 3 different times. So far i have added 2 1/2 more cups of water than called for and u am hoping to get to the timer instead of the burn indicator. I have also chosen the lowest hear and pressure this go round… Fingers crossed.

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