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Eggplant Bruschetta Recipe featuring RAGÚ Homestyle Pasta Sauce

Game Day for the Gourmet: Eggplant Bruschetta Recipe #RaguTailgating

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RAGÚ® Homestyle Pasta Sauce. All opinions are entirely my own.

Eggplant Bruschetta Recipe featuring RAGÚ® Homestyle Pasta Sauce #RaguTailgating

Happy New Year! We are getting so close to the biggest game day of the year. This year we partnered with RAGÚ® Homestyle Pasta Sauce to continue our super fun series, Game Day for the Gourmet which includes some of our favorite recipes, including this Eggplant Bruschetta Recipe, for The Big Game.

RAGÚ wants to help us all spice up our big game parties with some new and exciting recipes. “The Big Game” Football Party guests will certainly be delighted with this Eggplant Bruschetta Recipe that we made with the delicious tomato sauce from RAGÚ Homestyle Pasta Sauce.

Game Day for the Gourmet: Eggplant Bruschetta Recipe #RaguTailgating

Eggplant Bruschetta Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 eggplant, peeled and cut 1/2″ diced
  • 1 red onion, 1/2″ diced
  • 1 red pepper, 1/2″ diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, sliced thin
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped fresh basil
  • 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup RAGÚ Homestyle Roasted Garlic Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 French baguette, sliced
  • * olive oil as needed
  • * salt and pepper to taste
  • * ricotta salata cheese

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Directions

  1. Heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauté pan.  When hot, add the eggplant and sauté until browned.  Remove the eggplant and set aside.
  2. Heat about one tablespoon of olive oil in the large sauté pan.  Add the onions and sauté until soft and lightly colored.  Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in the large sauté pan.  Sauté the peppers.  When they begin to soften, add the garlic and continue to cook until the garlic begins to brown on the edges.  Once this happens, remove from the flame and set aside.
  4. Toast the pine nuts in a lightly oiled sauté pan over a medium flame.  They are done when they become light golden brown.
  5. In a medium sized bowl, mix together all of the sautéed vegetables, pine nuts, basil, vinegar, sugar, and RAGÚ Homestyle Roasted Garlic Sauce.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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To serve

  1. Brush the baguette slices with olive oil and toast in a 425 degree oven.
  2. Top the eggplant mixture from above with grated ricotta salata cheese.
  3. Place the toasted baguette slices around the finished eggplant mixture and serve.

Game Day for the Gourmet: Eggplant Bruschetta Recipe #RaguTailgatingAbout RAGÚ Homestyle Traditional Pasta Sauces

Savor the flavor in each of the RAGÚ Homestyle Sauces. Every sauce is carefully prepared to have a thick, hearty texture that hugs the noodle. Made with a bold combination of vine-ripened tomatoes, onions and fragrant herbs for that made-from-scratch taste your family craves. No artificial flavors, no artificial colors and no high fructose corn syrup.

Find RAGÚ Homestyle Sauces at your local Kroger in these flavors:

  • RAGÚ Homestyle Traditional Pasta Sauce 23 oz.
  • RAGÚ Homestyle Cheese Pasta Sauce 23 oz.
  • RAGÚ Homestyle Meat Pasta Sauce 23 oz.
  • RAGÚ Homestyle Roasted Garlic Sauce 23 oz.

Whether you are partying at home with guests, tailgating somewhere with your closest friends or just throwing an impromptu gathering, RAGÚ can help you make it even better.

Game Day for the Gourmet: Eggplant Bruschetta Recipe #RaguTailgating

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22 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. This looks awesome. I love eggplant and Ragu is a staple in my kitchen. I’ll try this soon.

  2. This looks really good, I love bruschetta and eggplant so this would be prefect for me. I can’t wait to try it out and growing up my mom always used jarred sauce and Ragu was her favorite one.

  3. Oooh…I love eggplant! This bruschetta dish looks absolutely delicious. My kids are not fans of eggplant, but they probably wouldn’t even know it is in there if I don’t tell them! Going to give this recipe a try!

  4. I always wanted to make Eggplant Bruschetta. Thanks fo sharing the recipe.

  5. These looks super delicious! I love eggplant and I would love to try this! Love your photography as well.

  6. Yum, we love bruschetta. This looks like an easy recipe, will have to try it. Especially since there’s a $0.75 off coupon at Kroger’s.

  7. how simple and tasty is that (quite!) I’ll have to give this a try next week, looks like a great appetizer : ) YUM!

  8. YUMMY, thank you for sharing I’ll be giving these a try for sure

  9. What a great appetizer to make up!! I love Ragu sauce it has so many great ways to be used.

  10. I am not a fan of eggplant. I gave it a fair try and it was weird tasting.

    The bruschetta looks delicious though especially topped on toasted french bread or even zucchini.

  11. Cacinda

    Oh, this is such a neat recipe! I love bruschetta, it is so delicious.

  12. That looks so yummy! I love easy and healthy recipes like this. I can’t wait to make this for my family.

  13. I am truly grateful to come across this post. I love discovering and checking out new things. This recipe is incredible and I will definitely try and check this out. That looks so healthy and delicious! Im sure my hubby will love to taste this! Thank you for sharing. 

    More power to you! 

  14. We love the new RAGU Homestyle pasta sauces because they’re not only delicious, they’re thicker too. Thanks for the recipe. Love how easy it is to make, Perfect for those busy nights!

  15. This looks simply amazing! I love making bruschetta like this.

  16. jo

    I could see that topping sauce as our viand already! I haven’t tried Ragu yet but I soon might because it looks so delicious! If I could, I would grab one from your table! LOL!

  17. This looks so yummy! Perfect appetizer dish to serve guests! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  18. Gabriel

    Some say using Ragu is cheating, but it’s delicious and isn’t like complicated enough?

  19. Lisa Heath

    We LOVE Bruschetta and these look absolutely delicious! So easy to make too!

  20. I don’t eat eggplant often, but I do so love bruschetta on toast. I’m going to have to pin this. It sounds like a great appetizer for a party or get-together.

  21. My Teen Guide

    Oh my goodness! This is really looks good and tasty! I’m going to try this.

  22. I made that recipe for dinner yesterday and everyone loved it. Thank you!

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