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Sausage Polenta Bake

"Polenta makes a tasty base for sausage in a tomato sauce in this casserole."
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40 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. In a large saucepan, combine cornmeal and salt. Gradually add boiling water, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from the heat. Stir in Parmesan cheese.
  2. Spread polenta into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook sausage in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes or until no longer pink; drain. Add spaghetti sauce; cook for 5 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Spread over polenta; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 12-15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: 1 serving equals 311 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 887 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 14 g protein.

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This was quite good, but I only gave it 4 stars because of the jarred sauce. It is much better when homemade. One hint, though-- make sure the polenta is set up before you add the sauce, or you'...

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Did not go over very well with the family. I thought it was alright, but they were not crazy about the polenta.

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This was quite good, but I only gave it 4 stars because of the jarred sauce. It is much better when homemade. One hint, though-- make sure the polenta is set up before you add the sauce, or you'...

Referring to the review that said "polenta=grits": No, polenta is made of fine ground yellow cornmeal. Grits are made of ground hominy. While the cooking technique is similar, polenta is much ...

Believe it or not this is the 1st time this old southern gal has made polenta. I am not real sure if I cooked it long enough but, it worked out well. I did not spread the sauce over the polent...

Sooo good and healthy! Used just a little olive oil to fry the slices of polenta. I used what i had: frozen spinach, red peppers, red onion, mushrooms and it was unbelievable!

A unique way to have serve sausage. I did as others suggested, baked the polenta, sauteed the sausage w/sauce and waited until time to serve then placed a slice of polenta on plate and topped w...

This was good but I did it a lot different. I used jiffy cornbread on the bottom and used home made sauce

Great recipe! I made it exactly as written. My husband and son both had seconds! Some helpful hints: 1) add the cornmeal to the boiling water as you whisk, not vice versa, 2) after 20 minutes in...

Did not go over very well with the family. I thought it was alright, but they were not crazy about the polenta.

The polenta was bland the sauce would have been better served over pasta. I will not be making this again.