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Sausage & Pepper Polenta

Sausage & Pepper Polenta

This classic Italian comfort food has a cheesy polenta base.

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40 min
Prep Time
40 min
Total Time


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

10 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Italian Blend

1 cup instant dry polenta

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    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.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

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

Nutrition (1 serving)

900 Calories
62 Fat (g)
160 Cholesterol (mg)
3000 Sodium (mg)
46 Carbohydrates (g)
5 Dietary Fiber
38 Protein (g)
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