Baked Polenta with Sausage and Mushroom Sauce

Surprisingly easy method for preparing polenta. No standing over the stove stirring for 30 minutes. And, the best part... it turns out perfect every single time. The sauce is fresh and complements the polenta well.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 servings



  • 3 ½ cups water

  • 1 cup polenta or yellow cornmeal

  • 3 tablespoons salted butter, melted

  • 3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 (10 ounce) package sliced white mushrooms

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups sliced cooked Italian sausage

  • ½ cup chicken stock

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Prepare polenta: Stir water, polenta, butter, garlic, salt, and pepper together in an 8-inch square baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until most of the water has been absorbed, about 40 minutes.

  4. While the polenta is baking, prepare sauce: Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook for 7 minutes.

  5. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Pour in sausage, chicken stock, and diced tomatoes; simmer for 15 minutes.

  6. Remove polenta from the oven and stir in Parmesan cheese. Spoon sauce over polenta and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

492 Calories
31g Fat
32g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 492
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 1509mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 15mg 77%
Calcium 170mg 13%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 473mg 10%

* 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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