Eggplant Pasta with Rosemary Butter Sauce

buttery eggplant pasta with rosemary.

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Tender sauteed eggplant tossed with spinach and pasta in a buttery rosemary sauce with garlic and shallots.


  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 8 ounces farfalle pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 big handfuls of fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Once cooked, drain and set aside. In a large pan heat the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the eggplant until tender, about five minutes or so. Depending on the size of your pan you may need to cook the eggplant in batches. Once cooked, remove the eggplant from the pan and set it aside.
  2. In the same pan melt the butter. Add the shallots and cook them until they soften. Add the garlic and rosemary and cook it all for another minute or until the garlic softens. Add the lemon zest and chicken stock.
  3. Turn the heat to medium heat and allow the liquid to reduce until it has thickened. Season with salt and pepper. Add the pasta, eggplant, and spinach tossing all of it together. The spinach will wilt, although you can cover the pan for a minute or so to help it along if you prefer. Serve and enjoy!


Optional garnishes: Serve it with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese or crumbled feta cheese.


Keywords: eggplant pasta, butter rosemary eggplant pasta