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Polenta with Sausage

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
Vary this dish by using a flavored polenta or a different cheese, such as provolone.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-ounce) tube of polenta, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • Cooking spray
  • 12 ounces hot Italian turkey sausage
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup preshredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 327
  • caloriesfromfat 19 %
  • fat 6.9 g
  • satfat 3.6 g
  • monofat 1.3 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 22.7 g
  • carbohydrate 41.3 g
  • fiber 1.7 g
  • cholesterol 39 mg
  • iron 2.5 mg
  • sodium 1076 mg
  • calcium 296 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.

  2. Arrange polenta slices in the bottom of an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes, turning once.

  3. While the polenta bakes, heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausage. Place sausage, bell pepper, and fennel seeds in pan; cook 5 minutes or until the sausage is browned, stirring to crumble. Add seasoning and tomatoes; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Pour the sausage mixture over polenta, and top with cheese. Bake at 450° for 3 minutes.