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Parmesan Polenta and Spicy Sausage Sauce

Parmesan Polenta and Spicy Sausage Sauce
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Cindy Barr
Total time 40 mins
Yield

4 servings

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

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

    Chopping Onion
  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.