Gianelli Sausage and Eggplant Casserole

May 22, 2019

Ingredients

2 Eggplants – sliced lengthwise, 1/8 inch thick *Will need about 18-20 slices of eggplant

1 Package of Gianelli Hot/Sweet Bulk, or 1 package of Gianelli Hot/Sweet Patties

1 Yellow Onion - diced

2 cloves of garlic – minced

1 can diced tomatoes, undrained

1 cup shredded Italian Blend Cheese

1 tablespoon Olive Oil

1 teaspoon Salt

Directions

Instructions

1Preheat oven to 400

2Slice the eggplant to 1/8 slices then add eggplant to large baking sheet; sprinkle each slice with salt and set aside

3Heat 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil in large nonstick skillet and add onions and garlic ; stir for about 2 minutes

4Add sausage to skillet; continue to cook and stir for about 13-15 minutes or until sausage is completely browned

5Stir in diced tomatoes for about 1 minute.

6Set aside in a separate bowl (this will be the meat sauce)

7Heat 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil in the large nonstick skillet

8Pat dry the eggplant slices, then add the slices into the skillet and cook until they are a lightly brown color on each side. (about 2 minutes per side)

Assemble

1Spread 1 cup of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan

2Arrange about 6 slices of eggplant over meat sauce

3Add more meat sauce over eggplant

4Repeat steps 2&3 for 2 or more layers

5Sprinkle with cheese

6Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and top is lightly browned

7Remove from oven and let stand for about 10 minutes

8Serve and enjoy!

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