Sausage & Pepper Polenta

Sausage & Pepper Polenta

This classic Italian comfort food has a cheesy polenta base.

40 min. prep time
4 servings
000 Ratings


1 (16- to 20-ounce) package Italian sausage links
1/2 cup water
2 medium (2 cups) onions, thinly sliced
1 medium (1 cup) red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 medium (1 cup) green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup instant dry polenta


Spray 12-inch skillet with no-stick cooking spray; add sausage. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat 5-6 minutes or until browned. Carefully add water. Cover; cook over medium-low heat 10-15 minutes or until sausage is fully cooked. Remove sausage from pan; set aside. Drain.

Add onions and peppers to same pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium-high heat 4-6 minutes or until crisply tender. Add garlic and Italian seasoning; continue cooking 1 minute.

Combine chicken broth and 6 slices cheese in 4-quart saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until cheese is melted. Gradually stir in polenta using whisk. Continue cooking according to package directions.

Slice cooked sausage; return to pan with peppers and onions. Cook 1-2 minutes or until heated through.

Spoon polenta onto serving platter. Top with remaining cheese and sausage mixture.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 900

Fat: 62g

Cholesterol: 160mg

Sodium: 3000mg

Carbohydrates: 46g

Dietary Fiber: 5g

Protein: 38g

Recipe #15797©2013Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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