Ruote Pasta & Eggplant Gratin Recipe
A scrumptious one pot meal is layered with route pasta, veggies in pasta sauce, eggplants and topped with Gouda cheese and baked till the cheese melts. You can also use Mozzarella or Parmesan cheese instead to add in more flavour and texture to the dish. Serve it along with a cold salad by the side.
Ruote pasta is popularly known as Cartwheel pasta or Wagon wheel pasta owing to its shape. This Ruote pasta & Eggplant gratin is a scrumptious one pot meal which is sure to please everyone. The pretty pasta is layered with veggies in pasta sauce, eggplants and topped with Gouda cheese; you can also use Mozzarella or Parmesan cheese instead. Use any vegetables of choice.
Ruote Pasta & Eggplant Gratin can be served with Garlic bread on the side.
Here are few more pasta recipes which you can try.
- 1 cup Route Pasta , Del Monte Ruote pasta
- 4-5 tablespoon Del Monte Olive Oil
- 1/4 cup Sweet corn , Delmonte, drained
- 7-8 Del Monte Black Olives , halved
- 1/2 cup Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce , Del Monte pasta sauce
- 1 Red Bell pepper (Capsicum) , chopped
- 1 Onion , chopped
- 4-5 cloves Garlic , minced
- 1/4 cup Soy granules , soaked in hot water for 15 minutes and drained
- 1 Brinjal (Baingan / Eggplant) , sliced (into rounds)
- 2 teaspoons Red Chilli flakes
- 1-2 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns , crushed
- 2 sprig Basil leaves , torn
- 2 sprig Parsley leaves , chopped
- 1/2 cup Gouda cheese , shredded or crumbled
- 3-4 tablespoons Whole Wheat Bread crumbs
How to make Ruote Pasta & Eggplant Gratin Recipe
To begin with the Ruote Pasta & Eggplant Gratin Recipe, preheat the oven to 200 deg Celcius.
Now boil the pasta in a saucepan of salted water for 7 minutes. Do not overcook. Drain the water and rinse the pasta under cold water. Keep aside.
Sprinkle some salt on the eggplant slices and keep aside for 10 minutes. Wash the slices and pat dry using a kitchen towel.
Grill the eggplant on a hot grill pan till brown marks appear on both sides and the eggplants become's a little soft. Sprinkle some salt and pepper over them. Keep aside.
In a wok add 2 tablespoon olive oil.
Add the onion and garlic and sauté till the onion turns translucent.
Add the bell pepper and stir-fry for a minute.
Add the corn kernels, soy granules, salt as required and mix well. Cook till all the water evaporates.
Take it off the heat and mix in the pasta sauce and chili flakes.
Add the herbs, reserving some for the garnish.
Place some eggplant slices at the base of the baking dish, such that it is covered.
Spoon over some of the vegetable sauce and spread evenly.
Top with a 1-2 tablespoon of the bread crumbs and half of the cheese.
Spread the pasta evenly over it. Spread another layer of the vegetable sauce.
Top with the left over eggplant slices and place the olives in between the eggplant slices.
Sprinkle the leftover bread crumbs and cheese over them.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes till the cheese melts.
Garnish with the herbs and serve your Ruote Pasta & Eggplant Gratin Recipe.
Giving up a lucrative career tinkering with Analytical equipments, Madhuli Ajay chose to tinker in her Food lab- developing new recipes & satisfying her culinary travel cravings. She has been sharing heirloom recipes on her blog 'My Foodcourt' for the past 9 yrs. Madhuli bakes to feed her soul. Testing recipes & photographing food for a cookbook, has fuelled her food photography passion. Based in the gorgeous 'Wine Capital' of India Nashik, Madhuli also loves spending time in her little kitchen garden.