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Spaghetti alla Norma

Pasta Alla Norma -
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Spaghetti alla Norma is a pasta dish originally from Catania, Italy. The combination of tomatoes, aubergine (eggplant), mozzarella and basil create a lovely body to this dish. I usually cook spaghetti with this dish but any type will do. This is a lovely and probably one of the most popular and easiest pasta recipes. Also being vegetarian main dish makes this ideal for most diners.  I usually serve Spaghetti alla Norma with Garlic Bread as a side dish for an all round meal. Other popular pasta dishes include Pasta with Mushroom Sauce. This is a lovely vegan dish that is also very popular.

Pasta Alla Norma -

Spaghetti alla Norma

One of the more simple Italian vegetarian pasta dishes but the eggplant adds such a delicate texture, the dish is superb.
4.83 from 40 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pasta
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 677kcal



  • Heat the oil in a skillet large enough to hold the cooked pasta over moderate heat and sauté the garlic for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, salt, and pepper and cook until the liquid from the tomatoes has evaporated, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the eggplant, stirring to combine, and cook covered for 15 minutes.
  • Add the cooked spaghetti, mozzarella, and basil and toss to combine.
  • Serve Immediately into warmed bowls


  • I normally use spaghetti for this dish but you can others. Just cook the pasta according to package directions and drain well.


Sodium: 1566mg | Sugar: 12g | Fiber: 10g | Potassium: 728mg | Cholesterol: 30mg | Calories: 677kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Fat: 21g | Protein: 34g | Carbohydrates: 93g