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Eggplant Penne Pasta with How to Prepare Eggplant

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Servings: 4 persons

Ingredients

  • 2 small eggplants ($1.50) $.75 a piece from the farmer's market stop!
  • Couple dashes of salt
  • 16 oz. whole wheat penne pasta ($1.49)
  • 1-2 tsp olive oil ($.05)
  • Pepper
  • Bunch of parsley, basil leaves and rosemary leaves (free from the garden)
  • 2-3 garlic cloves ($.10)
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes ($.30)
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese ($.40) From the freezer from a few weeks ago when just $1.25/2 cups!
  • 4 ears of corn ($.68) From the freezer when on sale a few weeks back...$.17 each
  • Optional, Add 1/3 - 1/2 lb. ground beef or diced chicken for the meatier version! Plus $.75!

Instructions

  • Slice eggplants into 1/2 inch cubes or slightly smaller.