Polenta With Italian Sausage

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I love this dish. It is a nice change from pasta. The polenta is a nice base for the sausage and tomato combination.


  1. Combine water, cornmeal and salt in a double boiler or heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, brown sausage and garlic in a large skillet; drain. Cool slightly. Cut sausage into 1-in. pieces; return to skillet.
  4. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and parsley; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat.
  5. Spread half of the cornmeal mixture in a serving dish; top with half of the sausage mixture. Repeat layers.
  6. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately.
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this was very good and made a quick meal. i used my own recipe for the polenta, microwaved it so it took 15 minutes. meanwhile i cooked the sausages, i added a chopped onion and some basil and oregano. great week night dinner.

chia February 21, 2007