Spicy Eggplant Spaghetti

With bacon, chilli and garlic, our Spicy Eggplant Spaghetti is full of satisfying flavours.

Spaghetti with eggplants and tomatoes served in a white bowl

Cheap and cheerful, our Spicy Eggplant Spaghetti is full of satisfying flavours with bacon, chilli, basil and garlic. Enjoy as is or serve with a garden salad. And don’t forget the glass of red!

Serves: One

Time: 25 minutes


  • 100g spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 small red chilli, seeded and finely sliced
  • 1 small brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 bacon slice, rind removed and chopped
  • 100g eggplant, diced


Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water and then drain. Heat one tablespoon of the oil in a frying pan and cook the chilli, onion, garlic and bacon over medium heat for five minutes. Remove from pan and set aside. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan and sautè the eggplant until cooked. Add the bacon mixture back to the pan and cook until heated. Toss the spaghetti through and season to taste. Enjoy with a garden salad and a glass of red.


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    18th Apr 2016
    Easy to veganise.
    Just omit the dead pig.
    18th Apr 2016
    I totally agree about the dead animal being omitted.
    4th Oct 2017
    Lately I've been substituting pig bits in recipes with Nutrisoy Tempeh (burgers x 3), cut into small chunks. it's made from fermented, organic, GMO free soy beans. It's tasty enough to be eaten raw, though it is very dense, so I'd never use it as a big burger. I use it in risotto, casseroles or pan-fried small chunks, cooled down and put in a salad.

    It's a great (tasty) way to add protein to an otherwise all-vegetable meal. I can only source it at my local IGA now, though it used to be easier to find.

    or as saintagnes has wisely suggested below, "try adding some chickpeas and lentils and mushrooms and a touch of harissa or sumac" - what a great suggestion!

    18th Apr 2016
    Get more pork on your fork!
    18th Apr 2016
    Not sure I would give this to a breastfeeding Mum.
    18th Apr 2016
    photo shows tomatoes - not mentioned in the ingredients
    try adding some chickpeas and lentils and mushrooms and a touch of harissa or sumac
    19th Apr 2016
    Did everyone fail to notice that on the main page the recipe was for Lasagne and not spaghetti.

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