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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • To serve, spoon the sauce on slices of polenta. Top with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

491 calories; protein 24.3g 49% DV; carbohydrates 40.5g 13% DV; fat 25.3g 39% DV; cholesterol 69.1mg 23% DV; sodium 1635mg 65% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2010
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/04/2015
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.. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2009
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2009
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) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2012
Awesome recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2011
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 stone ground cornmeal bag. The polenta itself is very plain but absorbs the sauce and is pretty tasty for what it is. I got the "go ahead and make this again" from my family Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2011
Yummy yummy yummy. Who needs pasta when you get polenta?! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2012
Delicious and easy!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/04/2015
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.. Read More
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