Candele Pasta with Eggplant, Bell Pepper & Olives {Recipe}
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Candele Pasta with Roasted Eggplant, Bell Pepper & Olives

If you got a pack of candele pasta as a present or just got it for yourself there’s more than one way to prepare them.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4



  • Put water for pasta to boil and cook candele pasta (or any other short type of pasta) until ‘al dente’ according to directions on the package.
  • In a large skillet pan add a few tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and garlic cloves crushed with a flat knife. Wait till garlic starts to become fragrant.
  • Remove garlic, add eggplant and bell pepper cubes. Cook on medium heat until almost done.
  • Add tomato passatata (tomato puree), roughly chopped olives and capers if you like.
  • Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Lastly add another drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and chopped parsley.