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Stretching Sausage - An Eggplant Pasta Sauce

Thursday, November 07, 2013

More quick and easy eats.

I love Italian Sausage, but I feel guilty when I eat it because its mucho calories. Turkey sausage is a second - good, but just not the same. My parents gave me the last of the the eggplant from their garden and I made this last night and it was soooo good....

4 Italian sausage links broken up
4c eggplant 1/2" dice (I peeled, but not a necessary step if the peel doesnt bother you)
1 medium onion, chopped
1-2 cloves garlic (which I didnt actually have, but wish I did)
1 lg can diced tomatoes
Oregano & pepper (and whatever other spices make you happy)

Brown sausage in a dry pan, add eggplant and onion, let it start to get soft. Add garlic, tomatoes & spices and let simmer while you cook pasta. The sausage flavor gets spread around and you get the same sausage flavor for fewer calories. Serve "sauce" over pasta, its very chunky.

Serves 4

Please note: there is no additional salt in this recipe. There is alot of salt in canned tomatoes and Parmesean cheese is naturally salty also. Dont add salt to things "just because". Taste it a few minutes before service and you may find you can get away with less salt. Your body will thank you.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SMITTY4RL 11/13/2013 7:43PM

    This sounds great for a night when the weather has turned cold (um, like now, lol). Will mark this down and give it a try--thanks!

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RAINA413 11/7/2013 8:53PM

    Oh yummy!! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I will have to try this once I can get my hands on some eggplant from my friend Connor's garden!

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LESLIELENORE 11/7/2013 5:23PM

    I make something similar. Very tasty.

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BIGPAWSUP 11/7/2013 10:26AM

    Sounds good!

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ROXYZMOM 11/7/2013 7:44AM

    Yum! I make a similar dish with zucchini, jalapeņos and cubed chicken breast.

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STRONGDAWG 11/7/2013 6:41AM

    Any leftovers for lunch?

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YMWONG22 11/7/2013 5:15AM

  Thank you for sharing. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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