Polenta Hors D'oeuvres with Sausage and Basil Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Polenta Hors D'oeuvres with Sausage and Basil Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Polenta Hors D'oeuvres with Sausage and Basil

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"These tender polenta cakes are crowned with sweet Italian sausage and are sure to be a showstopper."

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Original recipe makes 96 hors d'oeuvres Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    50 mins


  1. For polenta, bring water, olive oil and salt to a boil over high heat in 4-quart saucepot. Remove from heat and stir in polenta with a wooden spoon. Cook over medium heat , stirring constantly, 5 minutes. Immediately spread into two lightly greased half sheet pans (18 x 12-inches). Let cool completely. Using a 2-inch round cookie cutter, cut into 48 rounds per sheet pan (6 across and 8 down). Place on clean sheet pan. Store covered with plastic wrap until ready to assemble.
  2. For sausage mixture, meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat and cook onion and sausage, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes or until sausage is brown. Stir in sauce and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until sausage is done.
  3. To assemble, preheat broiler. Uncover polenta rounds; brush with additional olive oil and season lightly with additional salt. Broil about 7 minutes or until heated through and a light crust forms. Immediately top each round with 1 heaping teaspoon sausage mixture. Sprinkle generously with cheese and garnish with basil. Serve immediately.
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Mar 19, 2010

These are really good. I sliced precooked packaged polenta that was already rolled - which saves a ton of time. I only used half the jar of sauce to bind the sausage and onion - a whole jar may have been too messy (though I put lots more than a teaspoon of the mixture on each polenta slice, so my greediness would account for some of the mess). Thanks for the recipe!

Dec 07, 2009

Absolutely delicious! I wouldn't change a thing!


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  • Calories
  • 41 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.5 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 2.3 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 152 mg
  • 6%

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

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