Serves 4 (serving size: 2 polenta slices and about 3/4 cup sausage mixture)
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 ounces sweet pork Italian sausage, casings removed
8 ounces prepared polenta, cut into 8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices
6 ounces prechopped kale
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups lower-sodium marinara sauce (such as Dell'Amore)
2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into small pieces
How to Make It
Preheat broiler to high.
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high. Add sausage; cook 3 minutes, stirring. Remove sausage. Add polenta to pan; cook 5 minutes. Remove polenta. Add kale, 1 tablespoon water, and pepper to pan. Cover; cook 2 minutes. Uncover; stir in sausage and marinara. Nestle polenta, browned side up, into sausage mixture; sprinkle with cheese. Broil 2 minutes.
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This was a tasty, easy recipe. Good for a weeknight dinner. I used sweet Italian turkey sausage and used the whole package. 4 oz didn't seem like enough for a filling meal. I also used shredded mozzarella since I had some on hand.
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