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Creamy Tomato, Burrata and Eggplant Pasta by Donna Hay

Fri, 22 July 2016 8:00AM

Creamy tomato, burrata and eggplant pasta

Image: Donna Hay

This vegetarian winner by Donna Hay is a sure way to stay light and healthy. Quick and easy, it’s also totally Instagram-worthy.


  • 400g rigatoni
  • ¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium eggplant (aubergine), roughly chopped
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 x 100g burrata, torn

How to:

Step 1:

Cook the pasta in a saucepan of salted boiling water for 8–10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, reserving ½ cup (125ml) of the cooking liquid. Set aside and keep warm.

Step 2:

While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a deep-sided frying pan placed over high heat. Add the eggplant, salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 3:

Add the garlic and cook for a further 4 minutes or until soft. Add the tomato, reduce heat to medium and cook for 4 minutes or until the eggplant is tender.

Step 4:

Add half the burrata and stir until creamy and melted. Add the pasta and reserved cooking liquid to the pan and toss to combine.

Step 5:

Divide between plates and top with remaining burrata to serve. Serves 4.

(Burrata is a fresh mozzarella made with cream. Find it at specialty food stores, cheese shops and some greengrocers.)

Tip: Fresh herbs add some green to this dish – we’ve used micro (baby) basil!

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  • Posted by: cottoncandy19 Master Fan // Fri, 22 July 2016 01:14pm

    Not sure what Barrata is but the dish looks amazing

  • Posted by: MelissaFay89 Master Fan // Fri, 22 July 2016 02:52pm

    This looks and sounds amazing. Donna Hay can do no wrong

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Fri, 22 July 2016 08:30pm

    Cottoncandy19, Barrata is a fresh mozzarella made with cream.
    This pasta looks delicious.

  • Posted by: lovetoplay Master Fan // Tue, 26 July 2016 04:39pm

    I love eggplants!

  • Posted by: Bijoux Master Fan // Fri, 29 July 2016 11:25am

    Yum, this looks really delicious! I might have to make this dish on the weekend with the eggplant I have lurking in the fridge.

  • Posted by: PrettyPrincess Master Fan // Wed, 3 August 2016 02:54pm

    This does look like a pretty tasty dinner idea!

  • Posted by: Nas007 Enthusiast // Mon, 8 August 2016 03:18am

    This dish sounds and looks amazing!!

  • Posted by: sunflower Devotee // Mon, 22 August 2016 02:58pm

    Mouthwatering. I would like this right now.

  • Posted by: happydays // Mon, 29 August 2016 08:10am

    I have to find out what a Burrata, and I see at the bottom of the recipe you’ve mentioned what it is, thanks, lol.

    I like this recipe, Donna Hay makes delicious food that is easy to create, so it’s something I can do.

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