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Polenta with Spicy Sausage-Veggie Sauce Recipe

Polenta with Spicy Sausage-Veggie Sauce

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"Refrigerated polenta with a stove top sauce. We prefer the flavored polenta and spicy Italian sausage and also use spicy Italian seasoning to give it some more kick, but you can also use the regular sausage and Italian seasoning. This will serve 4 to 6 people."

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  1. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.
  2. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Arrange the polenta slices on the sheet and spray them lightly with cooking spray. Broil until lightly browned about 5 minutes; turn and broil other side for 5 minutes. Keep warm.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage, breaking it up as it browns. When sausage has lost any pink color, add the onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, zucchini, and Italian seasoning. Cook until vegetables are crisp tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the spaghetti sauce and cook until heated through and just starting to simmer.
  4. To serve, spoon the sauce on slices of polenta. Top with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 07, 2010

This recipe was awesome as it was. I hate it when other people alter it in reviews (not fair if it's a different recipe) but I will say this so no one makes the same mistake I did: make sure your sauce has garlic in it, otherwise it won't be just right. Not sure how I managed to buy the only kind without it but.... If you do this, this recipe rocks as it is and will be made again and again in our house. Thanks so much.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 07, 2009

I didnt care for the texture. The taste was ok the first couple bites but then it became kinda blah.


44 Ratings

Nov 30, 2010

Love this! I double the recipe to make a large cassarole dish for the holidays. I layer polenta, then parmasan, then sausage sauce, then mozzarella. Then again, parm., sauce, and mozz. and bake at 375F for 30 min

May 18, 2009

I used to make something very similar to this that I got out of an Italian mafia cookbook. I baked it as a casserole. I would prepare the polenta, then spread it on the bottom of a 9X13 plan and refridgerate it until it firmed up. Then, spread the cooked sausage filling on top and finish with more polenta on top of that and of course lots of cheese! The top browns in the oven and it is sooooooooo yummy. I can't tell you how many compliments I receive on it. For even more cheeziness, layer provolone slices between. Scrumptous!

Feb 07, 2012

Awesome recipe!

May 14, 2009

Great idea to serve polenta with veggies in tomato sauce like that especially with italian sausage. I have made some modifications however: instead of spaghetti sauce i used a 24 oz can of crushed tomatoes, i have added 3 crushed cloves of garlic and about a teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes. I also made the polenta instead of buying it and didn't do the broiling part which actually sounds really good. (To make the polenta just bring water to a simmer and slowly add corn meal mixing constantly; let cook for about 5 mins)

Jun 25, 2011

We enjoyed this last night! I used a vegetarian sausage and made the polenta for more flavor. This is a quick recipe that you won't feel guilty about!

Mar 22, 2011

Yummy, yummy, yummy. Who needs pasta when you get polenta?!


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  • Calories
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 16.9 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 16.2 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 1090 mg
  • 44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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