1 medium eggplant, peeled and cubed
1/2 rough cut onion
1/2 green pepper, sliced
4 oz of Jimmy Dean (or your favorite) hot sausage
2 cups tomato sauce
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup favorite bread crumbs
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp thyme
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp seasoning salt
cracked black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sauté crumbled sausage, onion and peppers until sausage is cooked.
Set aside to drain.
Peel and cube eggplant, liberally seasoning with with your favorite herbs, or as shown above.
Sauté seasoned eggplant in 1 tablespoon olive oil until it starts to brown, about 5 minutes.
Combine all ingredients, except bread crumbs, in a bowl and "toss".
Place in 8x10 baking dish (or other shallow baking dish).
Sprinkle with bread crumbs and bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes until vegetables are cooked.
NOTE: be sure the eggplant is thoroughly cooked.
Serve as side dish in any meal.
(for low carb, eliminate bread crumbs)
(for low calorie, eliminate cheese)