- Preheat oven to 350 F. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting any salt or oil. Drain; set aside.
- Meanwhile, in a very large skillet cook sausage, eggplant, mushrooms, sweet pepper, onion, and garlic over medium heat until sausage is browned and vegetables are just tender, stirring to break up sausage as it cooks. Drain off any fat and discard. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, dried basil (if using), dried oregano (if using), salt, and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in fresh basil (if using) and fresh oregano (if using).
- In a very large bowl stir together pasta and sausage mixture. Spoon mixture into a 3-quart baking dish.
- , covered, for 35 to 40 minutes or until heated through. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Makes 8 (3/4 cup each) servings.
A great recipe for leftovers...eat it throughout the week, a tip from Shared Kitchens of Tampa.
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