Prep: 10 minutes; Cook: 8 minutes. If frozen veggie sausage crumbles are available, use them; you'll need about 1 3/4 cups.
4 (1.3-ounce) frozen vegetable protein sausage breakfast patties (such as Morningstar Farms)
1 (1 1/2-pound) eggplant
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup tomato and basil pasta sauce (such as Classico)
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
How to Make It
Partially thaw breakfast patties in microwave at HIGH 10 to 15 seconds; crumble into small pieces.
Remove stem end of eggplant; slice eggplant lengthwise into 4 (1/2-inch) slices. Arrange slices on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat slices with spray, and broil 4 minutes. Turn slices, coat with cooking spray, and broil 2 minutes.
Sprinkle salt over eggplant; top evenly with crumbled breakfast patties, and broil 1 minute.
Combine pasta sauce, basil, and red pepper.
Spoon sauce over eggplant, and top with cheese. Broil 1 minute or until cheese melts.