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Cheesy Eggplant Pasta Sauce

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Category: Low Fat

 Ingredients List

  • 2 tb Dry sherry
  • 1 Japanese eggplant cut into
  • -small cubes
  • 6 8 mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 Red pepper in 1/2 inch or
  • 1 Cm cubes
  • 1/2 ts Red pepper flakes (to
  • -taste)
  • 1/2 c Fatfree cottage cheese
  • 1/4 c Fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 tb Nutritional yeast (probably
  • -optional)


Soak the eggplant cubes in water for 5 minutes, drain & rinse off. Heat up
the sherry and add eggplant & mushrooms, cover, and cook on low til done
(took about 10 minutes, and there was quite a bit of liquid from the
mushrooms). Add garlic a few minutes into this (whenever it's chopped up
:-) When eggplant is almost done, add red pepper cubes & cook a few more
minutes. Then, add the red pepper flakes, cottage cheese (I blended first
in a mini food processor so it was smooth), basil, salt to taste. Mix and
cook several more minutes. Add nut. yeast. I ate this on fresh linguine.

The interesting effect that happened was that the sauce developed "threads"
as if it had grated, melted real cheese (if you know what I mean). This
happened before I added the nut. yeast (I added the nut. yeast to make it
cheesier to take advantage of its texture). Any idea what combined to
make this happen? Could it be the cottage cheese (brand was Hood, and it
was my first time adding that to a stovetop sauce) or the sherry (usually I
saute just in water or stock)?

Try this if you want to feel like you're eating pasta sauce w/cheese! I
don't like that texture much myself, unfortunately.... but it was very
realistic, complete to sticking to the fork as I ate! If you try it let me
know how it comes out. I still have the same ingredients on hand so I may
try some more experiments with this combination, esp. since I do like
cheesy lasagna....

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