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Italian Sausage and Eggplant Casserole

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WW Freestyle: 7
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Layers of delicious Italian Sausage and eggplant slices covered in white (Bechamel) sauce and gooey cheese.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 280
Author: Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

  • 2 eggplants , sliced lengthwise, about 1/8-inch thickness (use a mandolin to get perfectly uniform slices)
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion , diced
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • pinch salt
  • 1- pound italian sausage , casings removed
  • 1 can (14.5-ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • Bechamel Sauce - click for recipe
  • 1 cup shredded Italian Blend Cheese

Instructions 

  • Layer slices of eggplant on a large baking sheet; sprinkle each slice with salt and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet.
  • Add onions and garlic; stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add sausage to skillet; continue to cook and stir occasionally for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until sausage is browned; drain.
  • Stir in diced tomatoes and set aside.
  • Heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in a nonstick skillet.
  • Pat dry the eggplant slices.
  • Add eggplant slices to skillet and cook just until lightly browned on both sides, about 1 to 2 minutes.

ASSEMBLE

  • Spread 1 cup of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Arrange about 6 slices of eggplant over meat sauce.
  • Add more meat sauce over eggplant.
  • Spread with 1/3 of Bechamel Sauce.
  • Repeat with 2 more layers, and top with remaining bechamel sauce.
  • Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until bubbly and top is lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 15 minutes.
  • Serve.

Notes

You will need about 18 to 20 thin slices of eggplant, therefore, depending on the size, you might not end up using both eggplants.
 
Nutrition Facts
Italian Sausage and Eggplant Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 444mg19%
Potassium 425mg12%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 4.9mg6%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.