Eggplant, Peppers, Mushrooms and Olives Italian Sauce Recipe



1 medium eggplant
1 medium green, yellow or red pepper, chopped
1 (28 ounce) can Italian style tomatoes, cut up
1 (6 ounce) can Italian style tomato paste
1 8 oz can sliced mushrooms, drained or washed fresh mushrooms
2 cloves, minced garlic
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup pitted calamata olives, sliced
2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
4 cups hot cooked penne pasta
Optional: 2 cups cubed cooked pork, chicken or beef
1/3 cup grated or shredded parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts (optional)

Peel eggplant, then cut into 1-inch cubes.

In a large size crockpot around 5 quarts,  combine eggplant, garlic, peppers, undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, mushrooms, garlic, water and oregano (add meat if using). Cook on low 7 to 8 hours. Stir in olives and parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve over pasta with parmesan cheese. Garnish with toasted pine nuts

17 comments:

  1. What a rich sauce with vegetables. I love it. Bye, have a good day

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  2. I just got a new crockpot and I'm definitely making this. Thank you so much!

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  3. I have got to try this one. So simple but I bet it is fantastic. To top it off it is healthy.

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  4. Lots of fresh veggies and pasta. Good stuff!

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  5. Looks delicious, Claudia! I'd love it with Italian sausage...mmmmm.

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  6. Love all the ingredients separately, so can only imagine they're delicious together!

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  7. sounds like it packs a punch of goodness... a real taste teaser I am sure..
    know the cooked down sauce would be heavenly..

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  8. Good stuff! Love the eggplant and mushroom :)

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  9. Such incredible flavors, this looks delicious! :)

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  10. This looks beautiful, vibrant and healthy :) Great dish!

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  11. I love all the vegetables! They're all some of my favorites! The colors are just gorgeous. I would definitely eat this sauce in a heart beat :)

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  12. WOW! This looks so GOOD! I've never had eggplant but I love peppers and mushrooms! I know its as good as it looks! :-)

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  13. Lovely, flavorful and healthful dish. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. January should be called "vegetable month" because we all stand up and pay attention. This is the perfect dish for keeping many New Year resolutions. So tasty - it makes eating healthy a pleasure.

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  15. Now I know why I had pasta in my head all day---I must have had a 6th sense you were posting this fab sauce!

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  16. This is a healthy twist on the traditional tomato sauce. Even though it has a lot of veggies in it, the addition of meat or poultry makes it that much better! Great sauce Claudia-yum!

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