Eggplant, Peppers, Mushrooms and Olives Italian Sauce Recipe

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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 :)

  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! :-)

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

  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.

  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!

  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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