Yield
6 servings (serving size: 1 piece)

This polenta lasagna is a great way to work extra vegetables into a weeknight meal, as it calls for chopped zucchini, mushrooms, onion, and red bell pepper. For more recipes like this, see our complete collection of lasagna recipes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Spoon 1/2 cup marinara sauce into an 8-inch square baking dish to cover bottom, and set aside.

Step 3

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper; sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Stir in sausage; cook 2 minutes. Add mushrooms, zucchini, and garlic; sauté 2 minutes or until mushrooms are tender, stirring frequently. Add remaining marinara sauce; reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.

Step 4

Arrange 9 polenta slices over marinara in baking dish, and top evenly with half of vegetable mixture. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese over vegetable mixture; arrange remaining polenta over cheese. Top polenta with the remaining vegetable mixture, and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

Step 5

Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Chef's Notes

"Sun-dried tomato and garlic polenta is also good in this because the flavors complement the vegetables. The lasagna is delicious with or without the sausage, or you could substitute lean ground beef." -Angela McKinlay, Everett, WA

Ratings & Reviews

jonandkels's Review

tripleginger
January 31, 2014
N/A

Sosocook2's Review

jonandkels
July 04, 2013
My kids loved this one.

bmoxie1212's Review

Jamiekn
March 17, 2013
Just okay. I made it exactly as written (with GimmeLean and sundried tom. polenta). I used Ragu light sauce-- I think that if I were to make this again I'd use a higher taste jarred sauce (i.e. Classico).

Bigtom61's Review

Zamboni
February 06, 2012
Made this tonight for dinner and it was great!

Jamiekn's Review

AutumnA
January 29, 2012
I had very little hope for this dish...it just didn't sound appealing. But it was surprisingly great. Even the "fake" sausage was really good. The sauce was tasty. We were pleasantly surprised and will do it again!

AutumnA's Review

Bigtom61
November 11, 2011
This was the first time that I had ever eaten or cooked with polenta. Excellent dish. I made my own marinara sauce. I also sauted in med size eggplant, diced and a 6oz bag of spinach. This was wonderful. I'll make this anytime!

ABCDEFG1932's Review

Smuklerville
June 17, 2011
I HAVEN'T MADE THIS BUT IT SOUNDS SO GOOD. I DON'T THINK I CAN BUY POLENTA IN OUR STORES. DOES ANYONE HAVE A RECIPE FOR POLENTA OR IS IT JUST CORNMEAL MUSH CHILLED AND CUT? phyl32

Zamboni's Review

bmoxie1212
May 02, 2011
We enjoyed this, but it wasn't our favorite thing ever. I used chicken sausage instead of veggie sausage, and I used more veggies than called for, so I put it into a bigger pan, even though I used the same amount of polenta. I am content to eat the leftovers (mine made 8 portions in the bigger pan), but I probably won't make this again. I served it with roasted asparagus.

nicolecorsi's Review

liz581
May 01, 2011
Very tastey and veggie filled. It took a little maneuvering to get the polenta rounds in the 8x8 pan to sit just right. Not only was it yummy, with a fair serving size, but it looked gorgeous coming out of the over. Will definitely make again.

Katy27's Review

zardja
March 30, 2011
This was very tasty! I made instant polenta for the recipe instead of the log. I also used ground turkey and made my own marinara sauce. I added some spinach to sneak in a little extra veggies. I spiced both the sauce and the veggie/meat combo with garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and a little cayenne. I would definitely make this again!