An easy, cheesy baked pasta -- spiral cavatappi -- with tomato sauce, eggplant and pancetta.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Baked Eggplant and Pancetta Pasta
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
40 min
Yield:
6
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
40 min
Yield:
6

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the pancetta and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and crispy, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl using a slotted spoon. Increase the heat to medium-high, add the eggplant to the pancetta drippings and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to the bowl with the pancetta.

Cook the cavatappi in the salted boiling water until very al dente, about 2 minutes less than the package directions. Drain the pasta and add it to the bowl with the pancetta and eggplant.

Add the marinara, half of the mozzarella and half of the Parmesan to the bowl and stir well to combine. Transfer the pasta mixture to a 3- to 4-quart baking dish and top with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake, uncovered, until browned, about 15 minutes. Let the pasta stand about 10 minutes before serving.

Copyright 2016 Television Food Network, G.P. All rights reserved

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Grilled Fish and Pineapple 01:02

Pineapple planks are your tasty solution for grilling fish filets.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Eggplant Parmigiana

Baked Shrimp Scampi

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Baked Mashed Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Cinnamon Baked French Toast

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Crispy Baked 'Fried' Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Cat Cora

Farmer's Pasta

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Fresh Tomato, Basil, and Garlic Sauce over Angel Hair Pasta

Recipe courtesy of Wolfgang Puck

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pasta

Recipe courtesy of Damaris Phillips

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Get Cooking

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.