Sausage and Kale Sauté with Polenta

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Sausage and Kale Sauté with PolentaRecipe

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen

Leftovers from this one-dish hit make for an easy, delicious breakfast--simply reheat and top with an over-easy egg.

Serves 4 (serving size: 2 polenta slices and about 3/4 cup sausage mixture)


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1 tablespoon olive oil
4 ounces sweet pork Italian sausage, casings removed
8 ounces prepared polenta, cut into 8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices
6 ounces prechopped kale
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups lower-sodium marinara sauce (such as Dell'Amore)
2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into small pieces


1. Preheat broiler to high.

2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high. Add sausage; cook 3 minutes, stirring. Remove sausage. Add polenta to pan; cook 5 minutes. Remove polenta. Add kale, 1 tablespoon water, and pepper to pan. Cover; cook 2 minutes. Uncover; stir in sausage and marinara. Nestle polenta, browned side up, into sausage mixture; sprinkle with cheese. Broil 2 minutes.

Created date

November 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 260
Fat 16.6 g
Satfat 5.7 g
Monofat 6.6 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 10 g
Carbohydrate 18 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 33 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 408 mg
Calcium 79 mg