Add layers of flavour to fusilli with bacon and an array of rainbow veggies roasted in Mediterranean-inspired seasonings. Paired with a rich tomato sauce and aromatic basil leaves, your finished dish will be transformed into a taste sensation.
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garlic & herb seasoning
fusilli(ContainsGlutenMay be presentSoy, Egg)
tinned cherry tomatoes
baby spinach leaves
Greek salad cheese/feta cheese(ContainsMilk)
Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to the boil. Finely chop the garlic. Cut the eggplant into small chunks. Slice the red onion into wedges.
Place the eggplant, onion and garlic & herb seasoning on a lined oven tray. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Spread out evenly, then roast until tender, 20-25 minutes.
TIP: If your oven tray is crowded, divide between two trays.
While the veggies are roasting, cook the fusilli in the boiling water until ‘al dente’, 11 minutes. Reserve some pasta water (1/4 cup for 2 people / 1/2 cup for 4 people), then drain and return the fusilli to the saucepan. Drizzle with a little olive oil to prevent sticking.
TIP: 'Al dente' pasta is cooked through but still slightly firm in the centre.
When the veggies have 5 minutes cook time remaining, heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Cook the diced bacon, breaking up with a spoon, until golden, 5-6 minutes. Add the garlic and tomato paste (see ingredients) and cook until fragrant, 1 minute.
Add the tinned cherry tomatoes, brown sugar and reserved pasta water and cook until slightly reduced, 2-3 minutes. Add the cooked fusilli, roasted veggies, baby spinach leaves and the butter. Stir to combine. Season to taste.
Divide the Mediterranean bacon and roasted eggplant fusilli between bowls. Crumble over the cheese. Tear over the basil to serve.