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~ Eggplant and Zucchini Sauce ~


2 eggplant – peeled and diced
2 zucchini – peeled and diced
4 marinated sweet cherry peppers – sliced
2 stalks celery – chopped
1 onion – sliced
5 cloves garlic – chopped
28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 ½ tablespoons of chopped sun dried tomatoes
Healthy handful of fresh Italian parsley – chopped
1 tablespoon of capers
2 tablespoon dried currents
Dashes of red pepper flakes
Dashes of black pepper
Dashes of garlic powder
Dashes of dried oregano
Pinch of sugar
1 tsp. salt
Olive oil
1 lb. of your favorite spaghetti
Grated Romano cheese

Heat a large frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil.  Add the zucchini, onions and eggplant to sauté and soften.

Add the garlic, chopped celery, cherry peppers and continue to sauté for a few minutes.  Add the crushed tomatoes, capers, sun dried tomatoes, parsley and currents and continue to gently simmer.

Add all of the seasonings and gently simmer on low, slightly covered, for at least an hour to many hours.

Prepare the spaghetti as directed.

Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and the grated cheese.

This is a rustic and hearty sauce. It is a treat!

Enjoy with Love,




  1. Wow you made them so perfectly.

  2. That looks so good and I've not eaten yet today. I think I gained a pound just looking at your photograph.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  3. What an astonishing combination, who'd have thought. You're always so full of surprises Catherine.

  4. Che meraviglia, questo piatto esalta tutti i sapori della cucina mediterranea! Sei stata molto brava a prepararlo, complimenti! Ciao

  5. Menudo plato mas delicioso y rico, esta para tomarselo enterito, me ha encantado. Besicos amiga

  6. Gustosissima qeusta salsa dai sapori estivi e mediterranei. Favolosa con la pasta, sulla bruschetta o anche da sola come ricco contorno. Un bacione, buona serata

  7. I haven't made a pasta like this before. I like the combination of eggplants and courgettes. Yum!

  8. I have never been much of an eggplant fan but this looks really good. I think the texture would be good in a sauce.

  9. What an amazing, flavorful sauce! Perfect for a autumn dinner :)

  10. Great combination, I usually just make eggplant with potatos..

  11. What an excellent, healthy dish! Eggplant is so full of fiber and pairs beautifully with tomato in a sauce. Love it, pinning this and trying it soon!

  12. We love eggplant around fact, we eat it once a week! This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing yet another drool-worthy post. I hope you have a wonderful end to your week!

  13. I love how veggie-stuffed this pasta sauce is!

  14. Looks even better than a meat sauce for the pasta!

  15. I love pasta with eggplants and's so delicious.
    Have a nice day

  16. Love this sauce. It's hearthy and healthy!!!!

  17. This looks great. I'm always looking for new courgette recipes!

  18. What a great combination of flavors! This looks truly wonderful.

  19. What a delicious sauce. So hearty and full of flavor! Looks so good, Catherine.

  20. That looks so tasty Catherine ! Have a great day, blessings my dear, a hug...

  21. I love the look of this hearty and flavorful sauce. A great use of eggplant, too!

  22. this looks soooo good!
    I hope all is well,
    Janet :)

  23. I'd give my left arm for a bowl of this right now. :) I need my right arm.

  24. Mmmm...this looks delicious Catherine...not one of those dishes you have all the ingredients on to make right away though which is a shame!!


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