Sausage Eggplant Bake

July 10, 2012 at 12:09

Little Miss Sicky Poo

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This is my first year growing eggplants and they are such a great addition to our garden!  These black beauties are so perfectly delicious and I couldn’t wait to create a recipe just for them.  Eggplant Parmesean used to be a favorite dish of mine before I became primal and so this recipe is of course inspired by the traditional Italian meal that we all know so well.

I used my homemade garden cherry tomato sauce and added sweet Italian sausage and viola!  Sadly, I never got seconds of the masterpiece because my Dad and my husband devoured them.  But hey, that’s how you know it’s good, right?

Ingredients

  • 3-4 cups of Tomato Sauce
  • 2 medium sized Eggplants
  • 1 lb. Sweet Italian Sausage
  • 2 cups of Mozzarella cheese
  • 2-3 tbs. of Olive Oil

Instructions

  • Slice both eggplants into 1/4 inch slices
  • Place in a colander in the sink and sprinkle all sides of the the eggplant with salt.  Let the eggplant sit and drain for about 30 minutes
  • While the eggplant is draining, cook the sausage in a frying pan, drain and set aside
  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Rinse salt off of the eggplant and pat dry to remove excess moisture (don’t go too crazy here – you just don’t want it dripping wet)
  • Brush olive oil on both sides of each of the eggplant slices with a pastry brush
  • Place eggplant slices on a baking tray, place in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes
  • Begin layering the ingredients in a lasagna pan in the following order: sauce, eggplant, sausage, sauce, cheese, eggplant, sauce and finish with cheese.
  • Cook, uncovered in the oven for 30 minutes

 

4 Comments

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    Anna July 22, 2012 Reply

    This looks pretty tasty (Sausage Eggplant Bake). I will definitely try this one of these days.Thanks for sharing.

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    Little Miss Sicky Poo July 24, 2012 Reply

    Thanks Anna! Let me know how it comes out :)

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    Jamie August 22, 2012 Reply

    I made this for a group of ladies and they loved it! I was looking for a good gluten-free recipe for my celiac friends and this was a big hit! I will definitely make it again. :)

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    Little Miss Sicky Poo August 27, 2012 Reply

    YAY Jamie! I'm so glad you all enjoyed it. My family goes nuts for this one too ;)

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