"This baked pasta dish combines sweet Italian sausage, tomatoes, eggplant, and kalamata olives." — The Kitchen at Johnsonville Sausage
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1 (19.76 ounce) package
Johnsonville® Sweet Italian Sausage, casings removed (can use mild or hot sausage)
eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
garlic, peeled and minced
1 (28 ounce) can
crushed plum tomatoes
ziti, cooked al dente
chopped fresh basil
chopped kalamata olives
2 1/2 cups
shredded mozzarella cheese
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
shredded parmesan cheese
I tried this recipe and with the recommended amount of red wine, the sauce ended up tasting exactly like red wine. I had to dilute it with water and then when that didn't work, added in cheese to change the taste and texture. I wouldn't make this again.
If you love Mediterranean flavors, you will love this dish. I followed the recipe with the exception of using dried basil instead of the fresh. I also didn’t bother with broiling the cheese at the end because my results when I use a broiler are usually disastrous. We enjoyed this dish and thought it was very good.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Baked Ziti with Johnsonville Italian Sausage
Serving Size: 1/5 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 416
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