Fun recipe I found in a recent issue of the Real Simple magazine:
Tortellini with Eggplant and Peppers
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium eggplant, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 bell peppers, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
Kosher salt and pepper
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 pound cheese tortellini (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped (NOTE: 1/2 cup of fresh parsley is a little less than 1/2 dried parsley.....)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan (2 ounces)
1. Heat the oil in a very large skillet or pan over medium-high heat. Add the eggplant, bell peppers, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to soften, 6 to 8 minutes.
2. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring 1 minute.
3. Add the broth and tortellini. Cover and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the tortellini are cooked through and most of the broth is absorbed, 12 to 15 minutes.
4. Fold in the parsley and 1/4 cup of the Parmesan. Spoon into bowls and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan.
Again, note, 1/2 cup of fresh parsley so not the same as 1/2 cup of dried parsley. I think I could have used 1 tablespoon of the dried parsley.