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We've really done it this time. If this dish were only little corkscrews of pasta tangled up with sun-dried tomatoes and roasted eggplant, it would be delicious. If we added to that a creamy basil pesto sauce, it would be sublime. But when we go a step further and bake it to golden-brown perfection with mozzarella, well, the results are hard to put into words. But what isn't hard is to put it in your belly.
Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a
substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient
sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you
informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient
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You Will Need
Medium Oven-Safe Casserole Dish
Large Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
Seafood 145° F |
Chicken 165° F |
Ground Beef 160° F |
Ground Turkey 165° F |
Ground Pork 160° F
Cook the Pasta
Scoop out ½ cup boiling water into a small bowl and reserve for next step. Place fusilli into boiling water and cook 9 minutes. Drain in colander and return to pot. Pasta will not be fully tender, but will finish cooking in a later step.
Prepare the Ingredients
Add sun-dried tomatoes to small bowl with boiled water, cover with plastic wrap or foil, and rehydrate at least 5 minutes. Trim ends off eggplant and cut into ½" dice. Mince garlic.
Cook the Eggplant
Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Working in two batches if necessary, add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and eggplant to hot pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5-6 minutes, or until lightly browned and tender. Remove from heat. To pot with fusilli, add eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes and steeping liquid, cream, garlic, and pesto. Stir to combine and season with ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper.
Bake the Pasta
Transfer pasta to prepared casserole dish and top with shredded mozzarella. Put casserole dish on top of baking sheet and bake 15-18 minutes, or until pasta is hot and cheese is golden brown.
Plate the Dish
Serve family style and dig in!
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