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Appetizers / Snacks

Eggplant Slices with Sausage & Fresh Mozzarella

Eggplant is the quintessential Italian vegetable. Grilling eggplant slices and topping with Italian sausage, fresh mozzarella, and tomatoes are the definition of al fresco appetizers.


8 servings

Total Time

20 minutes

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Preheat grill to medium-high. Brush grill grate with oil.

For the sausage, sauté sausage in oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat until cooked through, breaking up sausage with a potato masher. Drain grease from sausage, then return to the pan; add garlic and cook 1 minute. Deglaze pan with wine; reduce until liquid is absorbed. Add spinach; sauté 23 minutes. Stir in Parmesan; let cool.

For the eggplant, brush eggplant slices with oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill eggplant slices, covered, 23 minutes per side; remove from grill. Top each slice with 1 Tbsp. sausage mixture and one slice each mozzarella and tomato. Grill eggplant slices, covered, until cheese melts, 3–4 minutes; top with parsley.

TO MAKE AHEAD, cook sausage and grill eggplant to the point of topping, then chill. Before serving, add toppings and finish grilling.


Return eggplant slices to the grill over medium-high heat to melt the mozzarella cheese.

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