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After School Suppers: Kid friendly aubergine pasta bake

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Pasta is the quick and easy option for fuss-free dinners on busy weeknights this organic aubergine bake is easy to prepare - and even easier to eat!

aubergine bake

Kids Aubergine Pasta Bake

A delicious pasta bake that is packed with flavour and veggies. This pasta tastes great hot or cold, so any leftovers can go into lunchboxes the next day!

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Ingredients

  • Fusilli 250g
  • aubergine 1 medium-sized, cubed
  • olive oil 1 tbsp
  • onion 1/2
  • vegetable broth 500ml
  • garlic cloves 2, crushed
  • Mr Organic Passata 250g
  • dried basil 1 tsp
  • dried thyme 1 tsp
  • dried oregano 1 tsp
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Balsamic Vinegar 2 tbsp
  • dairy-free cream ‘cheese’ 2-3 tbsp
  • Vegan ‘cheeze’ to top (optional)
  • Fresh parsley or basil to serve

Method

  • Step 1

    Cook the fusilli to about ¾ of the time mentioned on the packaging instructions, then drain and set aside.

  • Step 2

    Coat the aubergine cubes in 1 tbsp olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt, then transfer to the preheated oven at 200C for 12-15 minutes until softened.

  • Step 3

    Heat another tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick pan and saute both onion and garlic, then pour in the passata. Stir the herbs (basil, thyme, oregano) and add 2 tablespoon of Balsamic Vinegar. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, the season to taste with salt and pepper and stir in the cooked fusilli and aubergine cubes.

  • Step 4

    Transfer to an ovenproof dish and spoon 2-3 tablespoons of dairy-free cream cheese in between the layers of pasta. Top with grated vegan cheese (optional).

  • Step 5

    Bake in the middle of the oven for 20-25 minutes at 190C or until golden on top. This aubergine pasta bake tastes delicious served with fresh herbs on top.

    Serve with salad and  garlic bread or breadsticks.

Mr. Organic started with a delicious range of tomatoes, sauces and ketchups all produced in our own tomato factory in Pontinia, south of Rome. The range now includes pasta, sauces, oils and vinegars pestos, biscuits and more.  There is also a select range of kids products and gluten-free options.

>> Recipes shared belong to Mr Organic, to find out more information or recipe ideas, visit Mr Organic

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