Italian Sausage and Vegetable Saute

“This is sauteed first in frypan then finished off to bake in the oven to melt the cheese, just make certain that you have a large enough frypan for this, and use the large Italian sausages for this and remove the meat from the casings.”
READY IN:
55mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick frypan or Dutch oven.
  2. Add in the sausage meat and cook breaking up the meat with a spoon (this should take about 10-12 minutes)then remove the sausage to a bowl.
  3. To the same skillet/pot add in the chopped eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, onion, garlic, dried basil, chili flakes; saute for about 7-8 minutes or until just softened.
  4. Add the cooked sausage meat back to the skillet or pot with the chopped drained tomatoes, parsley and black pepper (or cayenne if using) reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Add in 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese; mix to combine.
  6. Set oven to 350 degrees and butter a 8 x 8-inch baking dish (or larger).
  7. Transfer the mixture to the baking dish.
  8. Sprinkle the top with about 1-1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese.
  9. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the cheese melts and is bubbling.

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