Penne with Roasted Vegetables and Feta

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
A blend of pasta and Mediterranean flavors; an easy dish you can put together in less than 30 minutes. This recipe calls for eggplant but you can also use mushrooms, zucchini, or any combination of these vegetables.


  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups eggplant, unpeeled, cut into 1-inch (2.5cm) cubes
  • 8 oz penne pasta, uncooked
  • 14 1/2 oz stewed tomatoes, chopped, undrained (one 14.5-ounce can)
  • 15 oz garbanzo beans, canned, rinsed and drained (one 15-ounce can)
  • 10 kalamata olives, cut in quarters
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 oz feta cheese*, crumbled (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground


  • Preheat oven to 475°F (246°C).
  • Combine olive oil and minced garlic in a cup; set aside.
  • Spray a cookie sheet with vegetable oil spray. Place cubed eggplant on the pan and drizzle with the garlic-oil mixture. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring once.
  • While eggplant bakes, cook pasta in rapidly boiling water until done and drain.
  • In a large skillet, combine stewed tomatoes, garbanzo beans, olives and oregano and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in pasta and eggplant. Sprinkle with feta cheese and freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately.

* Allergy notes: The egg protein lysozyme is an unlabeled additive in some cheeses. People allergic to eggs should eliminate any cheese in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 487
  Calories from Fat 96 (20%)
(16%)Total Fat 11g
(14%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(4%)Cholesterol 13mg
(38%)Sodium 901mg
(20%)Potassium 693mg
Total Carbohydrate 82g
(47%)Dietary Fiber 12g
Sugars 8g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(34%)Protein 17g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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