Ziti, Eggplant, and Fontina Gratin Recipe

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Arnaud Published: March 24, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Ziti, Eggplant, and Fontina Gratin

This pasta dish makes a filling meal with just a few ingredients! Ziti pasta is tossed in a sauce made of eggplant, fontina gratin, and seasonings.

Preparation: 9 minutes
Cooking: 36 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 7tbspolive oil
  • 1large eggplant,(about 1¾ lbs)
  • tspsalt
  • 2clovesgarlic
  • 3tbspfresh parsley,chopped
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 1lbziti,or penne
  • ½lbfontina


  1. In a large nonstick frying pan, heat 4 tablespoons of the oil over moderately high heat. Add the eggplant and ¾ teaspoon of salt and cook, stirring frequently, for 10 to 15 minutes until the eggplant is soft.

  2. Stir in the garlic, parsley, and ¼ teaspoon of pepper, and cook 3 minutes longer.

  3. Heat the broiler. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta for about 10 to 15 minutes until just done. Drain.

  4. Toss the pasta with the eggplant, the remaining oil, salt, and pepper. Add the cheese and toss again.

  5. Transfer the pasta to a shallow baking dish or gratin dish. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes until the cheese melts and starts to brown.

  6. Serve warm and enjoy.


  • Calories: 897.09kcal
  • Fat: 43.34g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.53g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22.40g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.20g
  • Carbohydrates: 96.53g
  • Fiber: 8.98g
  • Sugar: 9.99g
  • Protein: 31.20g
  • Cholesterol: 65.77mg
  • Sodium: 859.69mg
  • Calcium: 359.80mg
  • Potassium: 708.27mg
  • Iron: 2.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 161.79µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.03mg
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