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Bill’s Smoked Mozzarella Eggplant Pasta Recipe

Bill’s Smoked Mozzarella Eggplant Pasta Recipe

Experience the extraordinary flavors of my dad’s creation, Bill’s Smoked Mozzarella Eggplant Pasta. This remarkable Italian family recipe celebrates the richness of pasta and the vibrant flavors of eggplant, taking you on a culinary journey to the heart of Italy.

Bill’s Smoked Mozzarella Eggplant Pasta

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups eggplant (finely diced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 can tomato sauce (15 oz)
  • 1 can chicken broth (14.5 oz)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil (chopped)
  • 8oz smoked mozzarella cheese (1/4-inch diced)
  • 1lb angel hair pasta

Note

  1. Any pasta, fresh or dry, may be used.
  2. Although any cheese may be used, the smoked mozzarella is the best for this recipe and should be used if at all possible. If you cannot find smoked mozzarella use the un-smoked fresh buffalo mozzarella and add about a 1/4 tsp of Liquid Smoke.
  3. Use 1 Tbsp Dry Basil if fresh is not available.
  4. For a Lenten dish use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
  5. For a Lenten - Orthodox omit the cheese.

Directions

Step 1
Sauté the diced eggplant in olive oil until lightly browned. Add the garlic and salt and continue to sauté for another minute. Add the tomato sauce, chicken broth, red pepper flakes and basil and simmer, without a lid, for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The mixture should have a slightly thickened sauce consistency.
Step 2
Cook the pasta according to directions on package, timed to be ready when the sauce is reduced. Drain the pasta and add to the sauce along with the cheese cubes and toss. Serve immediately.

My father, Bill, got this recipe sometime in the early 2000’s from watching Nick Stellino on the Cacino Amore TV Show. It’s one of his favorite pasta recipes.

Experience the extraordinary flavors of my dad’s creation, Bill’s Smoked Mozzarella Eggplant Pasta. This remarkable Italian family recipe celebrates the richness of pasta and the vibrant flavors of eggplant, taking you on a culinary journey to the heart of Italy. Prepare to be whisked away to an Italian trattoria as you savor each mouthwatering bite of this delightful dish, crafted with love and tradition.

At the core of this Italian-inspired pasta recipe is the star ingredient: eggplant. Its tender texture and mild flavor provide the perfect canvas for the bold flavors that unfold in this dish. Combining the smoky and creamy notes of smoked mozzarella with the eggplant creates a symphony of flavors that dance on the palate. Nestled on a bed of perfectly cooked pasta, every bite transports you to the picturesque landscapes of Italy, immersing you in the comforting embrace of this cherished family recipe.

Bill’s Smoked Mozzarella Eggplant Pasta embodies the essence of our family’s culinary heritage. Passed down from my dad, it carries with it the traditions and love that have been woven into our cooking for generations. This recipe pays homage to the rich culinary traditions of Italy, inviting you to experience the timeless flavors that have brought our family together. From the first tantalizing aroma to the last satisfying forkful, each bite showcases the magic that happens when simple ingredients are combined with passion and creativity. Let this Italian-inspired dish become a treasured addition to your own collection of family recipes, ensuring that its flavors and memories endure for generations to come.


Bill's Smoked Mozzarella & Eggplant Pasta Recipe
Bill’s Smoked Mozzarella & Eggplant Pasta Recipe

 

Experience the extraordinary flavors of my dad’s creation, Bill’s Smoked Mozzarella Eggplant Pasta. This remarkable Italian family recipe celebrates the richness of pasta and the vibrant flavors of eggplant, taking you on a culinary journey to the heart of Italy. Prepare to be whisked away to an Italian trattoria as you savor each mouthwatering bite of this delightful dish, crafted with love and tradition.

At the core of this Italian-inspired pasta recipe is the star ingredient: eggplant. Its tender texture and mild flavor provide the perfect canvas for the bold flavors that unfold in this dish. Combining the smoky and creamy notes of smoked mozzarella with the eggplant creates a symphony of flavors that dance on the palate. Nestled on a bed of perfectly cooked pasta, every bite transports you to the picturesque landscapes of Italy, immersing you in the comforting embrace of this cherished family recipe.

Bill’s Smoked Mozzarella Eggplant Pasta embodies the essence of our family’s culinary heritage. Passed down from my dad, it carries with it the traditions and love that have been woven into our cooking for generations. This recipe pays homage to the rich culinary traditions of Italy, inviting you to experience the timeless flavors that have brought our family together. From the first tantalizing aroma to the last satisfying forkful, each bite showcases the magic that happens when simple ingredients are combined with passion and creativity. Let this Italian-inspired dish become a treasured addition to your own collection of family recipes, ensuring that its flavors and memories endure for generations to come.



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