In the mood for Italian? Try this low-fat sausage-and-eggplant one-dish meal recipe.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place sausage links in an unheated skillet. Add 1/2 inch of water to the skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until juices run clear; drain off liquid. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes more or until browned, turning occasionally. Remove from heat. When cool enough to handle, cut sausages in half lengthwise; bias-cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Set aside.

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  • In a large skillet, cook garlic in hot olive oil for 1 minute. Stir in undrained tomatoes, the 3 tablespoons parsley and, if desired, the crushed red pepper. Bring to boiling. Stir in eggplant. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, cooking it for the minimum time listed; drain. Return pasta to hot pan. Stir in eggplant mixture and sausage. Spoon into a 2-quart baking dish.

  • Bake covered with foil about 30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Uncover and bake about 5 minutes more or until cheese melts. If desired, sprinkle with additional parsley.

Nutrition Facts

251 calories; protein 17g 34% DV; carbohydrates 30g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 6g 24% DV; sugars -1g; fat 8g 12% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; cholesterol 39mg 13% DV; vitamin a iu -1IU; vitamin c -1mg -2% DV; folate -1mcg; calcium -1mg; iron -1mg -6% DV; magnesium -1mg; potassium -1mg; sodium 559mg 22% DV.