Polenta Lasagna

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep
40 mins
Cook
45 mins

Polenta with anything is wonderful! This is from Cooking Light, October 2005.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Spoon 1/2 cup marinara sauce into an 8" square baking dish to cover bottom, and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add onion and bell pepper; sauté 4 minutes or until tender.
  5. Stir in sausage; cook 2 minutes.
  6. Add mushrooms, zucchini, garlic and Italian seasononing; saute 2 minutes or until mushrooms are tender, stirring frequently.
  7. Add marinara sauce; reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.
  8. Arrange 9 polenta slices over marinara in baking dish, and top evenly with half of vegetable mixture.
  9. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese over vegetable mixture; arrange remaining polenta over cheese.
  10. Top the polenta with remaining vegetable mixture, and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
  11. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  12. Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes or until bubbly.
  13. Let stand 5 minutes.
  14. Serve with a nice Chianti or other robust red wine.
Most Helpful

5 5

Super yummy! I haven't actually had polenta before, but I see it used a lot on Food Network so I decided to try it. This was definitely a good first recipe for someone new to polenta! I didn't have all the veggies listed, so I just used a ton of baby portobella mushrooms I had, various colors of bell peppers and chicken, spinach and mozzarella sausages I had from Meijer. I'm cheap so we always use Hunt's spaghetti sauce and I also used Jaxon cornmeal mush. With everything I had it was excellent! I'm waiting for my husband and father-in-law to come home and try it!

5 5

Wow, this was delicious. I used Bertolli® Arrabbiata Sauce, and the polenta had some basil I think. It was a real hit! Thank you!

4 5

I increased the amount of zucchini, garlic, onion, and mushrooms and used Newman's Own marinara sauce. The veggie/meat sauce would have been great served over pasta, and I almost aborted the recipe and went with that for dinner. However, I did put it together with the polenta and found it to be OK. The texture of the creamy polenta with the flavorful, tender-crisp veggies was good, but I think that I prefer noodle lasagnas. 5 stars for the sauce...3 for the overall recipe idea.