Polenta with Spicy Sausage-Veggie Sauce

Polenta with Spicy Sausage-Veggie Sauce


"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."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 327 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 16.9 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 27g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 16.2 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 1090 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To serve, spoon the sauce on slices of polenta. Top with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.
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  1. 41 Ratings


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.

Natalie Ercolini

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


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!