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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

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.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving550
Total Fat40g62%
Sugar2gN/A
Saturated23g100%
Cholesterol137mg46%
Protein21g41%
Carbs27g9%
Vitamin A334µg37%
Vitamin B121µg19%
Vitamin B60.2mg11.8%
Vitamin C0.5mg0.9%
Vitamin D0.6µg0.2%
Vitamin E0.9mg4.7%
Vitamin K3µg4%
Calcium162mg16%
Fiber1g5%
Folate (food)19µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)19µg5%
Iron1mg8%
Magnesium29mg7%
Monounsaturated12gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg9%
Phosphorus222mg32%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium265mg8%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg14.7%
Sodium606mg25%
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg13.7%
Trans0.4gN/A
Zinc2mg14%