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Polenta with Spicy Sausage-Veggie Sauce


"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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30 m servings 491 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 491 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 25.3 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.5g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 24.3 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 1635 mg
  • 65%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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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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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 you...

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Will make it again, but hubby didn't rave over it. I used turkey sausage, not hot. That would have been too hot for us. I did use 25 ounces of spaghetti sauce.A good, rather healthy dish..

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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 you...

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 ...

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 a...

Awesome recipe!

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 crush...

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!

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

Very very tasty veggie, meat and sauce mix. I used spicy turkey italian sausage and egg[plant because it was what I had handy. I made homemade polenta with a a recipe off the back of the ston...

YUM!!! I used turkey sausage instead of bulk Italian sausage and used a 24 oz jar of spaghetti sauce instead of a 16 oz jar. Also added a small amount of some random spices (oregano, pepper, sal...