Cheese and Sausage Polenta

Cheese and Sausage Polenta

9 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 25 m
Recipe by  Classico

“A trio of Italian cheeses--ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan--gives this hearty casserole recipe a cheesey gooeyness that balances the gutsy, sausage sauce.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a 3-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring broth and butter to boiling. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together milk and cornmeal. Slowly add cornmeal mixture to boiling broth, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until mixture returns to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cook for 10 minutes or until mixture is very thick, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, and 1/4 cup of the Asiago cheese until well mixed. Spread two-thirds (about 4 cups) of the polenta in the prepared baking dish; set aside.
  3. In a very large skillet, cook Johnsonville® Italian Ground Sausage, mushrooms, onion, and garlic over medium heat until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat. Stir in Classico® Tomato and Basil pasta sauce; heat through. Spoon sausage mixture over polenta in dish, spreading evenly. Dollop remaining polenta on top of Classico® Tomato and Basil pasta sauce and sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella and Asiago cheeses.
  4. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until top is lightly golden and set. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with fresh basil.

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Mandie Mae

Mandie Mae

Awesome, it disappeared fast!

Jennifer Ward

Jennifer Ward

This dish is easy to make and I made it gluten free! So filling! Family loves it even my picky eaters!



Delicious! If you love polenta you will love this! Only addition was one sweet red pepper chopped and added with other vegetables. Easy easy! Hubby had two helpings!

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 443 cal
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 23.2 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs
  • 34.3 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 22.5 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 1026 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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