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

liz581
April 28, 2016
There are recipes for polenta on this site.  Also, I recommend that you post these types of questions to the boards rather than skewing the ratings.

novicecook82's Review

jonandkels
March 01, 2011
This was delicious! I used smoked chicken sausage because that was what I had in the fridge, and it went really well with the veggie mixture. I also used slightly less than a full jar of tomato sauce (again, what I had), and the consistency was perfect. My other half says this is one of his all-time favorites. Looking forward to those leftovers!

stacyjen's Review

Jamiekn
May 01, 2009
This was a watery, saucy mess. I added more veggies, but really it only needs a can of tomatoes or sauce not a full jar. Looks nothing like the picture. I would also suggest adding more garlic.

ABCDEFG1932's Review

Zamboni
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

AutumnA's Review

AutumnA
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!

liz581's Review

Bigtom61
February 01, 2010
We loved this! Quick, easy, great. We actually got some veggie Italian Sausage, which added a nice flavor. The sauce was great and lends itself to variation depending on what veggies are in season. The polenta was easier than lasagna noodles and also helps the meal stick with you a lot longer. Polenta lasagna is now on our regular rotation.

nicolecorsi's Review

Smuklerville
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.

bmoxie1212's Review

bmoxie1212
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).

Smuklerville's Review

tripleginger
February 17, 2011
This is delicious, loved by all! Tip: After cooking, put in refrigerator overnight. Next day cut it into square portions and heat those up in oven. Tasty, stayed in form, easy! If it's served right after cooking, it can be saucy, messy, unappealing.

Zamboni's Review

zardja
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.