Prep 10 minutes
Total 1 hour 45 minutes
US | Metric
Aubergine & Tomato Pasta

A delicious vegan pasta dish that even the most avid of meat eaters will love! The sauce combines rosemary roasted aubergine with a tasty tomato sauce.

For the aubergines:
  • 3 medium aubergines, cut into medium chunks
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves only, finely chopped
  • extra-virgin olive oil
For the sauce:
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion (or white onion), finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsps double concentrated tomato purée
  • 2 x 400g tin of good-quality whole peeled plum tomatoes, hand-crushed
  • 250 ml water
  • 1 small handful of fresh basil, roughly torn
  • spaghetti, to serve


  1. Heat your oven to 200℃. Arrange the aubergine chunks in a single layer in a roasting tin. Add the rosemary and a generous glug of extra-virgin olive oil and toss to combine. Season with sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper and toss again. Roast for 45 mins. 
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Heat some extra-virgin olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the onion and garlic and season with sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. 
  3. Turn the heat up to medium-high. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly, until it begins to darken, 2 to 3 minutes. 
  4. Add the tinned tomatoes and water, season with more sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper and bring the sauce to a simmer. Reduce the heat down to low, cover and simmer for 45 minutes. 
  5. Add the roasted aubergine to the sauce and stir to combine. Bring the sauce to a simmer, then cook on low for a further 30 minutes. 
  6. Remove the sauce from the heat. Add the fresh basil and stir to combine. Adjust seasoning, to taste, then toss with spaghetti and serve. Enjoy!

Passionate home-chef, food enthusiast and recipe creator, based in London. Creating healthy, delicious dishes, outrageously indulgent treats and everything in between!

More from this chef...
Our social features are coming soon