Easy Eggplant Italian Sausage Skillet Baked Ziti

easy skillet eggplant baked ziti

This easy eggplant and Italian sausage skillet baked ziti is a healthier, comforting pasta dinner loaded with vegetables, Italian sausage and ricotta that only takes one skillet a pot to boil noodles. Perfect for date night in or weeknight family dinners!




  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Prepare penne according to package directions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. While pasta is cooking, brown the Italian sausage in a large oven-safe skillet and cook through.
  4. Add eggplant, onion and garlic. continue cooking over medium heat and cook while stirring until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in cooked penne and pasta sauce.
  6. In a small bowl, stir together basil and ricotta.
  7. Drop ricotta by small spoonfuls onto the pasta and press down lightly into the pasta. Sprinkle mozzarella over the top.
  8. Bake about 25 minutes, until sauce is bubbly and cheese is lightly browned. Remove from oven and serve.


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