Maccheroni alla Norma

Maccheroni alla Norma

Made with Cherry Tomatoes

Mutti Cherry Tomatoes complement your food with their rich, sweet and intense flavor. They grow in southern Italy, where they are harvested and sorted carefully to maintain their incredible taste and freshness. They are perfect for fish dishes or to bring tomato flavor to your focaccias, pastas and sauces.

cooking sketch 45 min (COOK TIME: 45 min)

cooking sketch Easy

4 people


  • 1 can Mutti Cherry Tomatoes
  • 320 g maccheroni pasta
  • 600 g eggplants (cut into cubes)
  • 150 g salted ricotta cheese
  • 2 gloves garlic (minced)
  • 500 g vegetable oil (for deep frying)
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 6/7 leaves of basil (torn into pieces)
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Maccheroni alla Norma: Method

  1. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil.
  2. Add the minced garlic and Mutti Cherry Tomatoes. Cook for about 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally and season with a pinch of salt and ground black pepper to taste.
  3. In a separate pan, heat the vegetable oil and once the oil reaches the appropriate temperature, deep fry the cubed eggplants until they turn golden brown. Remove the fried eggplants from the oil and place them on absorbent paper to drain any excess oil.
  4. Then add them to the cherry tomato sauce along with torn basil leaves.
  5. Bring salted water to a boil and cook the Maccheroni until they are al dente, then drain them.
  6. Add the Maccheroni to the sauce with eggplants and toss them together over medium heat for about 3 minutes. To serve, plate the Maccheroni and top each serving with a generous grating of salted ricotta cheese. Enjoy your delicious Maccheroni alla Norma!

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