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Pork Sausage Stuffed Eggplant

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Ingredients
  Pork sausage 1⁄2 Pound, ground
  Eggplant 1 Medium
  Fresh mushrooms 1 Cup (16 tbs), sliced
  Green pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), pressed or minced
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Soft bread cubes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
  Basil leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon, divided
  Black pepper 1 Dash
  Shredded mozzarella cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Paprika 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1) In a small microwavable bowl or 1-quart casserole, add in the pork sausage. Microwave on HIGH for about 3 minutes till the meat loses it raw colour.
2) Drain the sausage and keep aside.
3) Slice the eggplant long. Spoon out the central pulp, leaving 1/4-inch shell. Chop the pulp up coarsely.
4) Into a 2-quart casserole, add in the eggplant pulp, mushrooms, green pepper, onion, garlic, olive oil, bread cubes, parmesan cheese, basil, salt and pepper.
5) Cover the casserole with wax paper. Microwave on HIGH for about 8 minutes till the vegetables become soft.
6) Stuff half the amount of the mixture into the scooped out eggplant. Lay the eggplant on a 8X8-inch baking dish.
7) Cover the dish with wax paper and microwave on HIGH for about 7 minutes.
8) Sprinkle the top of the dish with shredded mozzarella cheese.

SERVING
9) Garnish the Stuffed Eggplant sprinkled with paprika.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Eggplant
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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