Sausage Ragu over Creamy Polenta

You don’t have to break the bank to eat delicious and healthy food.  Turkey Italian sausage and bottled marinara sauce come to the rescue in this recipe.  Serve with a quick tossed salad or your favorite green vegetable.  Recipe serves 4.

What you’ll need:

  • 3 (4-ounce) links sweet turkey Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce (look for low-sodium)
  • 2 1/3 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 instant polenta
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley

What you’ll do:

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the sausage and saute for 6 minutes, stirring to crumble.
  • Remove the sausage from the pan and drain.
  • Wipe the pan clean and return to medium-high heat.
  • Add the oil and swirl.
  • Add the onion and saute for 4 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the sausage, marinara sauce and 1/3 cup water.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Bring 2 cups of water and 1 cup milk to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Reduce the heat to low.
  • Gradually add the polenta and cook for 3 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the cheese and pepper.
  • Serve the sausage mixture over the polenta and top with parsley.

Recipe and image from Cooking Light.

So what are you waiting for…Get dinner on the table!


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