Eggplant and Ricotta Paccheri



Eggplant and Ricotta Paccheri

Paccheri are one of the most delicious types of pasta, ideal for stuffing or accompanying tasty sauces like this one! Eggplant and ricotta paccheri is a first course that is impossible to resist: a mix of Mediterranean flavors inspired by traditional Pasta alla Norma but with a variant that will make this first course equally delicious: instead of salted ricotta, we have flavored the sauce with fresh ricotta, which will give a velvety and enveloping touch!

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Paccheri pasta 11.3 oz (320 g)
Eggplant 0.6 lb (250 g)
Cow's milk ricotta cheese 5.3 oz (150 g)
Tomato purée 0.8 cup (200 g)
Onions ½
Extra virgin olive oil to taste
Fine salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Basil to taste

How to prepare Eggplant and Ricotta Paccheri

To prepare eggplant and ricotta paccheri, start by boiling the water for the pasta, salting it once it boils. Clean and chop the onion 1, then add the oil to a large pan and heat it up 2. Add the onion 3 and sauté it, stirring occasionally to soften and golden it gently.

Add the tomato sauce 4, a ladle of hot water 5, and season with salt 6.

Flavor with pepper to taste 7 and cook for 30 minutes with a lid on 8. Meanwhile, wash, clean, and cut the eggplants into cubes of about 1/5-inch 9.

Heat a swirl of oil in a pan, add the eggplants 10, and sauté them until golden 11. Put a pot of salted water on the stove and cook the paccheri 12, leaving them two minutes short of the indicated cooking time. 

Drain the paccheri directly into the tomato sauce 13, add the eggplants 14, stir and finish cooking, adding pasta cooking water 15 a little at a time if necessary. 

When the paccheri are cooked, turn off the heat and add the ricotta 16, stir to combine 17, and flavor with basil leaves. The eggplant and ricotta paccheri are ready to be served 18.

How to store

The eggplant and ricotta paccheri can be kept in the fridge for one day. We do not recommend freezing.


You can use sheep's ricotta if you prefer a stronger flavor. If the ricotta has any whey, we recommend draining it well before use.

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