Turkey Sausage and Eggplant Bake



1 Small eggplant, trimmed and cut into 12 1/3-inch thick slices

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp olive oil

1 Small Clove garlic, crushed

1 lb ITALIAN TURKEY SAUSAGE, casing removed, cooked & crumbled

1 Can (8 oz) Italian-flavored tomato sauce

1 c Mozzarella cheese, coarsely shredded



Sprinkle eggplant with salt and layer in a colander placed over a bowl; place plate on top of eggplant to weigh it down; let stand one hour.

Dry eggplant slices with paper towels; arrange on baking sheet and brush with mixture of olive oil and garlic.

Broil until golden, about 5 minutes per side. Arrange eggplant slices in a single, slightly overlapping layer on the bottom of a buttered 9-inch pie plate.

Top with cooked sausage, drizzle with tomato sauce and sprinkle with cheese.

Bake in a preheataed 350 degree F. oven until cheese is melted. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

390 Total Calories

23 g Total Fat

8 g Saturated Fat

125 g Cholesterol

1890 mg Sodium

781 mg Potassium

14 g Total Carbohydrates

4 g Dietary Fiber

5 g Sugars

31 g Protein

20 % Daily Protein

15 % Daily Vitamin C

20 % Daily Calcium

15 % Daily Iron