Polenta with Sausage

recipe
Vary this dish by using a flavored polenta or a different cheese, such as provolone.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

Preheat oven to 450°.

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.

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.

Note:

November 2001
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