Grilled polenta with spicy sausage and veg sauce

    40 min

    Shop bought polenta with an easy sauce. We prefer a spicy Italian sausage to give it some more kick, but you can use any sausage. This will serve 4 to 6 people.

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    Serves: 6 

    • olive oil
    • 450g ready made polenta, cut to 1cm slices
    • 450g spicy Italian sausage, diced
    • 150g sliced onion
    • 100g sliced red pepper
    • 100g sliced fresh mushrooms
    • 100g cubed courgette
    • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
    • 1 (500g) jar pasta sauce
    • 5 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat the oven's grill and set the oven rack about 15cm from the heat source.
    2. Line a baking tray with parchment, or lightly coat in olive oil. Arrange the polenta slices on the sheet and brush lightly with olive oil. Grill until lightly browned, about 5 minutes; turn and grill other side for 5 minutes. Keep warm.
    3. In a large frying pan over medium heat, cook the sausage, breaking it up as it browns. When sausage has lost any pink colour, add the onion, red pepper, mushrooms, courgette and Italian herbs. Cook until vegetables are crisp tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the pasta 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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    didn't use italian sausage, just regular sausage and added chilli flakes. Was a really filling and delicious dish and we liked using polenta this way. i think it all comes down to the pasta sauce brand you use - choose a good one for best reults! could also add some fresh basil, would be v. nice!  -  29 Oct 2012


    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.  -  06 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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  -  26 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)