Creamy Polenta with Crumbled Sausage

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Creamy Polenta with Crumbled Sausage
Creamy Polenta with Crumbled Sausage
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Creamy Polenta with Crumbled Sausage

Polenta is ground corn meal with a slightly finer grain than grits. Topped with ground sausage, polenta makes for a filling, quick meal. Recipe courtesy of Chef Alessandro Gargani.

4
Servings
550
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 4-ounce links sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 Cup whole cream
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • ¾ Cup instant polenta
  • 2 Ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
  • 1/8 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ Cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (optional)

Directions

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage; sauté for 6 minutes, stirring to crumble. Remove the sausage from pan.

Bring the water, cream, and butter to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat; reduce heat to low. Gradually add the polenta, stirring with a whisk and cook until thick, 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Top with the crumbled sausage. Sprinkle with the pepper and parsley if using.

Polenta Shopping Tip

Polenta comes in different varieties (yellow or white, coarse or fine) so feel free to experiment.

Polenta Cooking Tip

Add polenta to the pot of milk or water in a slow steady stream while whisking constantly with the other hand. This will prevent lumps from forming.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
40g
62%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
23g
100%
Cholesterol
137mg
46%
Protein
21g
41%
Carbs
27g
9%
Vitamin A
334µg
37%
Vitamin B12
1µg
19%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
11.8%
Vitamin C
0.5mg
0.9%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.7%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
162mg
16%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
19µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
19µg
5%
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
29mg
7%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
222mg
32%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
265mg
8%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
14.7%
Sodium
606mg
25%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13.7%
Trans
0.4g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
14%

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