Got a beautiful eggplant that's ready right now? We highly recommend using it in this awesome chicken Italian sausage pasta.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
1 eggplant (1 lb.), cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1/3 cup KRAFT Lite Zesty Italian Dressing, divided
2 fully cooked chicken Italian sausage link s (6 oz.), thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jar (24 oz.) light tomato-basil pasta sauce
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
2 cups whole wheat penne pasta, uncooked
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
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Let's Make It
Cook and stir eggplant in 2 Tbsp. dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat 5 min. Add sausage; cook 4 min. or until evenly browned, stirring frequently and adding garlic for the last minute. Stir in pasta sauce and crushed pepper. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 10 min. or until eggplant is tender, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Add sauce, basil and remaining dressing; mix lightly.
Sprinkle with cheese.
Cut 1 green pepper into strips; cook in dressing along with the eggplant. Continue as directed.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 63g
Dietary Fibers 12g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
4 servings, 2 cups each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.