Baked Eggplant and Sausage Ziti

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by KathyP53

Makes eggplant GOOD!

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees,.
  2. In medium nonstick skillet over medium high heat, warm 2 teaspoons of oil. Brown sausage for 5 minutes, breaking up with the back of a wooden spoon. Drain sausage on paper towels, reserving 1 tablespoons of fat in skillet.
  3. Over medium-high heat, cook eggplant in skillet for 6 minutes. Transfer eggplant to large bowl. Return skillet stove and heat 1 tbsp of oil over medium heat. Saute onions for 5-6 minutes. Add garlic; cook one minute. Add wine, increase heat to medium-high heat and bring to boil, scraping bottom of skillet to release browned bits. Cook for 3 minutes; add tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Add sausage, pasta, basil, olives and 2 cups of mozzarella along with tomato sauce to bowl of eggplant. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper. Transfer mixture back to skillet and top with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Cover; bake 25 minutes. Uncover and place under oven broiler seet at 500 degrees for 5 minutes.

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