Parmesan Polenta and Spicy Sausage Sauce

Parmesan Polenta and Spicy Sausage Sauce Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Cindy Barr

Top creamy Parmesan polenta with a spicy tomato sauce filled with fresh herbs and sun-dried tomato chicken sausage.

Yield:

4 servings

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Recipe Time

Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 311
Fat 10.0 g
Satfat 3.2 g
Monofat 4.8 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 16.4 g
Carbohydrate 31.5 g
Fiber 5.3 g
Cholesterol 41.3 mg
Iron 1.8 mg
Sodium 644 mg
Calcium 170 mg

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
6 ounces (2 links) sun-dried tomato chicken sausage (such as Al Fresco), sliced
1 cup chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 (14.5-ounce) cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil, divided
2 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1 cup water
3/4 cup quick-cooking polenta
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Preparation

1. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan, swirling to coat. Add sausage; sauté for 3 minutes or until browned. Add onion; sauté for 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add oregano, pepper, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 1/4 cup basil to pan; cook 5 minutes or until sauce thickens.

2. Combine broth and water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Add polenta; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until thick, stirring frequently with a whisk. Stir in half of cheese. Place 2/3 cup polenta in each of 4 bowls; top with about 3/4 cup sauce. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon basil and 1 tablespoon cheese.

Hannah Klinger

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May 2011
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