- brown the sausage in the oven--no oil required--OR
- remove the sausage from the casings and saute in a small amount of oil
- decrease the amount of mozzarella to 8 oz instead of 16 oz
- roast the eggplant with a small amount of olive oil drizzled over all
There is no reason why this dish required the copious amounts of olive oil Tyler called for. Those 2-counts and 3-counts and 1/3 cups really add up, especially since eggplant is like a sponge and soaks up all the oil.
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