Rich, tomato-based casserole made with sweet Italian sausage, baked in a polenta crust and topped with mozzarella cheese. This is a great substitution for your typical pasta dish. Serve with a green salad and a loaf of Italian bread - doesn't get much better than this!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Combine water and milk in a large saucepan with polenta. Bring to a boil over high heat; add Parmesan cheese and butter. Stir constantly until thickened, about 3 minutes. Pour polenta into a large, round casserole dish, filling about 1 inch deep.

  • Heat olive oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage, mushrooms, onion, and garlic in the skillet until sausage is browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes. Add wine, tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, Italian seasoning, and oregano; cook over medium heat for 30 minutes.

  • Pour tomato sauce mixture over polenta. Top with mozzarella cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Muenster cheese is also good if you don't have mozzarella.

Nutrition Facts

546 calories; protein 24.8g 50% DV; carbohydrates 47.5g 15% DV; fat 23.9g 37% DV; cholesterol 58.5mg 20% DV; sodium 1322.5mg 53% DV. Full Nutrition
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