Mediterranean Pasta Bake

A Mediterranean-style pasta recipe which will make your mouth water.

Mediterranean Eggplant and Bacon Pasta

This Mediterranean-style pasta recipe is one you must add to your repertoire. It will not only make your mouth water but your guests will also be impressed by your culinary skills.

Serves: 4

Time: 30mins



  • 375g large shell pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 middle bacon rashers, rind removed, thinly sliced
  • 1 large eggplant, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 150g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 cups tomato pasta sauce
  • 1 cup pitted black olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 100g fresh ricotta, crumbled
  • Extra baby basil leaves, to serve



Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water until just tender and then drain. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat before adding the bacon and eggplant and cooking for five minutes. Add the tomatoes and garlic and cook for a further minute.

Add tomato pasta sauce and bring to the boil before stirring in the olives and reducing heat to low. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Add the cooked pasta and basil to the sauce and stir.

Serve pasta with ricotta and basil leaves.


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    2nd Jun 2014
    A pasta bake without the baking??? It looks as if half the instructions were left out.

    How about, place all ingredients into a baking dish, bake @ 160C ff or 180C 15/20 minutes or until heated right through. If desired dot with ricotta cheese or sprinkle with grated cheese.
    5th Jun 2014
    :)sounds good to me halona :)
    5th Jun 2014
    Might try it next week :)

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