1 small eggplant, unpeeled, cut into a 1/2-inch dice
1 red bell pepper, cut into a 1/2-inch dice
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into a 1/2-inch dice
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 Italian sausages
1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped, plus sprigs
How to Make It
Heat oven to 400° F.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add the eggplant and bell peppers and cook for 3 minutes. Add the garlic, tomatoes and their juices, salt, black pepper, red pepper, and 1/4 cup water and bring to a boil. Nestle the sausages in the skillet, spooning the vegetables over them. Transfer to oven and cook, uncovered, until the sausages are cooked through, about 30 minutes. Stir in the chopped parsley. Divide the sausages and ratatouille among individual plates and add the parsley sprigs.
Tip: This dish has flavor to spare, so you don't need all the sodium that comes in a standard can of tomatoes. Try using a brand with no added salt instead.
Used turkey Italian sausage and made in a non-stick skillet with NO oil (a dash of white wine provided extra moisture). Also used a chopped fresh tomato and fresh basil and oregano from the garden, as well as adding crushed red pepper and a squirt of lemon. With those additions, it's great. Served with polenta and crusty bread.
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