Saturday, November 1, 2008

Polenta Rounds with Turkey Sausage and Vegetables in Marinara

I love polenta. I love that you can buy it in a little tube at the grocery store and it is ready to go. I had some leftover turkey sausage in my fridge and some leftover marinara, so I bought some polenta and came up with this dish. Full of veggies, with just a little meat- it was delicious and with all those colors almost to pretty to eat. But, we did eat it and it was good! Happy November!

Polenta Rounds with Turkey Sausage and Vegetables in Marinara by Mary Ann
1 tube refrigerated polenta, sliced into 1/2-1 inch rounds
4 white mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1 4-oz link sweet turkey sausage (I use Jenny-O)
1/2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
1/2 medium yellow or summer squash, thinly sliced
1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped
3 oz baby spinach
marinara sauce

Squeeze turkey sausage out of casing, into a warm electric skillet. Crumble with a wooden spoon and add mushrooms, zucchini, summer squash, and yellow bell pepper. Saute for 5-7 minutes, until sausage is cooked through and veggies are tender. Stir in spinach, just until wilted. Transfer to a bowl and cover to keep warm.

Spray electric skillet with cooking spray. Layer polenta rounds in skillet and cook until warmed and browned, 2-3 minutes on each side.

Warm marinara sauce and ladle some on a plate. Arrange 3 polenta slices in marinara and spoon sausage-veggie mixture over top of polenta. Serve and enjoy!

Tomorrow- You Want Pies with That? Fashion Edition- Banana Pudding Pie and a Southern Dinner to go along with it- Chicken N Dumplings, Fried Okra.....


Cathy said...

Oh, I just love this dish! I think that polenta is such a secret little treasure. Whenever I use it, I always think "why don't I buy this more?" I have no doubt that with the turkey sausage and the veggies, this is an awesome dinner! Can't wait to try it! Hope you all had a great Halloween!