Eggplant Zucchini Pasta Bake with Mushrooms

Eggplant Zucchini Pasta Bake with Mushrooms

This zucchini, eggplant, and mushroom pasta is a wonderful tribute to Italian cuisine.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Cook eggplant in the boiling water until mostly tender, about 8 minutes. Drain.
  2. Step 2

    Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute zucchini and garlic until zucchini starts to soften, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook until beginning to brown, about 3 minutes. Add eggplant; saute until browned, about 2 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Heat remaining olive oil in another saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute onion until golden, about 4 minutes. Add tomato sauce, diced tomato, basil, marjoram, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low and bring sauce to just a boil.
  4. Step 4

    Pour wine into the zucchini mixture; reduce heat and simmer until liquid is nearly gone, about 6 minutes. Add the tomato sauce; mix well.
  5. Step 5

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. Step 6

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook farfalle pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.
  7. Step 7

    Pour a thin layer of sauce into the bottom of a lasagna dish. Add a portion of the 1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and mozzarella strips. Add a layer of pasta. Repeat layers, ending with cheeses.
  8. Step 8

    Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is well melted, about 20 minutes.