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Braised Kale, Sausage, and Creamy Polenta

Start with a healthy green like kale to be the cornerstone to a tasty meal of Braised Kale, Sausage, and Creamy Polenta. Luscious mascarpone cheese makes the polenta super creamy--and has fewer calories than butter!

Health JANUARY 2013

  • Yield: Makes: 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup polenta and 1 3/4 cups kale and sausage)
  • Cook time:25 Minutes
  • Prep time:5 Minutes

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 3 fully cooked chicken sausages, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup quick-cooking polenta
  • 2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese

Preparation

1. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Cook sausages over medium heat until browned (about 10 minutes).

2. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add polenta. Cook on low, stirring, until thick (about 5 minutes). Stir in cheese, paprika, and pepper. Season with salt.

3. Add the kale to the sausage. Cook until hot (2-3 minutes). Serve over the creamy polenta.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 425
  • Fat: 18.8g
  • Saturated fat: 6.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Carbohydrate: 46g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Iron: 7mg
  • Sodium: 705mg
  • Calcium: 145mg
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