One of my favourite Italian dishes is Parmigiana Melanzane. Basically, it's grilled aubergine layered with tomato sauce and can be topped with a little cheese. I love it, and it's a super easy dinner.
I make my tomato sauce by browning off onions and garlic, then adding pasata and tomato purée, a shake salt, pepper and oregano. Slice the aubergines into 1-1.5cm slices, grill them until just browned, then layer in an oven proof dish or in my case, an oh so elegant roasting tin, sprinkle with a little cheese- parmesan would be the traditional choice, but grano, a little cheddar, whatever floats your boat. Shove it in the oven on medium heat for 40 mins, then scoff.
Quick, easy, as healthy as you want it to be, cheap when your aubergines come from Sainsbury's for £1 for a bag, and pretty damned tasty.
FYI this is quite filling, I never serve this with pasta, only occasionally with garlic bread, and mostly with salad or as it comes.
Psst.... If you like this outfit, I'd really appreciate a one-click vote for it HERE