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Creamy Polenta with Sausage

Prep Time: 15 min  |  Cook Time: 25 min  |  Servings: 8  |  Calories: 326
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Creamy Polenta with Sausage
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min

Polenta makes an excellent side dish for any meal, especially when it’s filled with delicious ingredients like hearty Italian sausage and Sargento® Shredded Authentic Mexican Cheese. You can’t go wrong with this recipe’s smooth texture and robust flavors.

  • 2 cups reduced sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup polenta, corn meal or grits (not quick cooking)
  • 8 oz. breakfast sausage or Italian sausage, casings removed, crumbled, cooked and drained (1-1/3 cups)
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Authentic Mexican Cheese, divided
  1. Combine broth and milk in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Gradually whisk in polenta. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring frequently, 20 minutes or until polenta is tender and mixture is creamy and thickened. Stir in sausage and half the cheese.
  2. Immediately spread mixture into a greased 8 or 9-inch oven-proof baking dish; top with remaining cheese. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat source until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Serving Size 8

Calories 326

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 20.30g 31%
Sat. Fat 9.70g 47%
Mono Unsat. Fat 5.10g
Poly Unsat. Fat 1.20g
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 739mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A 92RE
Vitamin C 7mg 12%
Calcium 299mg 29%
Iron 2mg 11%