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Sausage and Eggplant Arrabbiata is a delightful and delicious spicy Italian dish. If you want to tame the heat, just use mild Italian sausage instead of spicy.

Sausage and Eggplant Arrabbiata
 
Makes 4 to 6 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ (16-ounce) package rotini pasta
  • 1 pound spicy Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 3 cups diced eggplant
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5½ cups chopped plum tomatoes (about 11)
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Garnish: chopped fresh basil
Instructions
  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions, and keep warm.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage, and cook, stirring often, for 7 minutes or until lightly browned and crumbly. Add eggplant, onion, and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, basil, oregano, and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until eggplant is tender and tomatoes have broken down.
  3. Toss eggplant mixture with hot cooked pasta. Garnish with basil, if desired.

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