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Italian Skillet Sausage

2 teaspoons olive oil -- divided
1 pound Italian turkey sausage
1 egg -- beaten (or substitute)
1 lemon peel -- grated
6 tablespoons Italian bread crumbs
2 cups plain tomato sauce
3 basil leaves -- chopped
1 pinch fresh minced oregano
4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese


Spray large non-stick skillet with cooking spray and add 1 teaspoon of the olive oil. Combine turkey sausage with egg and lemon peel; mix lightly.

Sprinkle bread crumbs on shallow plate. Shape 1/4 of meat mixture into flat patty and press into crumbs, lightly coating both sides. Make 3 more coated patties with remaining meat and crumbs. Brown patties in skillet over moderate heat, for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add remaining teaspoon of oil and turn to brown other side evenly.

Mix tomato sauce with herbs. Top each with sauce and a slice of mozzarella.




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