chop eggplant into cubes
chop the onion
Remove sausage from casings
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Lightly oil a 3 quart baking dish or 6 individual dishes
Cut the eggplants into bite-sized cubes and spread the cubes on a large rimmed baking sheet
Drizzle with 3T of olive oil. Toss to coat.
Roast the eggplant until tender and lightly browned- about 30 minutes
In large heavy saucepan, heat remaining oil (1T) over medium-high heat.
Add sausage and cook until no longer pink.
Transfer sausage to a paper towel-lined plate with a slotted spoon.
Pour off all but 2 T of the fat.
Add the chopped onion to the pan and cook over Medium heat. Stirring until tender.
Stir in the minced garlic and cook until fragrant.
Add the wine and stir to loosen brown bits. Bring to a boil.
Stir in tomatoes, oregano and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil.
Return the sausage to the pan and stir in the eggplant.
Reduce the heat and simmer until thick.
Stir in the chopped olives and turn off the heat.
In a large pot of salted water, cook ziti to just under al dente (ziti will continue to cook in the oven)
Drain the pasta.
Stir in the ricotta to eggplant mixture
Add the pasta to the ricotta/sauce mixture and stir until combined
Adjust the seasoning with red pepper flakes and salt- to taste
Spread the pasta mixture into prepared dish/dishes
Sprinkle evenly with grated parmesan cheese
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes until sauce is bubbling and cheese is a golden color
Let stand for 5 minutes- if you can wait that long!
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (584g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 343 (45%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 38.1g||51 %|
|Saturated Fat 14.8g||74 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 16.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 4.5g|
|Cholesterol 144.7mg||45 %|
|Sodium 1212mg||42 %|
|Potassium 860mg||23 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 69.5g||20 %|
|Dietary Fiber 8.3g||33 %|
|Sugars, other 61.2g|
|Protein 36g||51 %|
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Calories per serving: 767
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