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Eggplant & Mushroom Tomato Sauce Pasta

This simple pasta is the perfect quick, nourishing, and delicious weeknight meal. Just 20 minutes, 9 ingredients, and 100% plant-based and gluten-free!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4


  • 8 oz spaghetti noodles
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 onion minced
  • 1 eggplant chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • ½ tsp salt adjust to taste
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup parsley chopped


  • Prepare pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water when done to prevent further cooking.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan over medium heat. When hot, add onion, garlic, and a pinch of salt and cook for 1-2 minutes, until onions turn translucent.
  • Add in remaining olive oil, eggplant, mushrooms, another pinch of salt, and cook for a couple minutes, until eggplant softens.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, salt, red pepper flakes, and parsley. Simmer for at least 10 minutes and up to one hour. Taste and add salt/pepper as needed.