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Italian Sausages with Polenta and Tomato Sauce

By , from the Culinate Kitchen collection
Serves 4
Total Time 1 hour


This is a heartwarming dish that is fairly easy to throw together, especially if you already have some tomato sauce stowed in the fridge or freezer. For a complete meal, serve with steamed broccoli or a simple green salad.


~ Easy Polenta
4 Italian sausages (pork or chicken)
2 cups Tomato Sauce with Roasted Vegetables or Winter Tomato Sauce
~ Fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped (optional)


  1. Prepare the polenta and keep warm.
  2. In a cast-iron or heavy skillet, brown the sausages. (If using pork sausages, prick the casings to allow the fat to seep out; if using chicken sausages, first coat the pan with a little olive oil.) While the sausages cook, warm up the tomato sauce.
  3. To serve, scoop a ladleful of polenta onto each plate and top with a cooked sausage and a big spoonful of tomato sauce. Garnish each plate with chopped parsley, if desired.

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25% recommend this recipe
1. by Rebecca Swanson on Dec 8, 2009 at 3:52 PM PST

This was a very satisfying meal. I had to make the tomato sauce at the same time, and it would have been easier if the sauce had been made earlier.

2. by Ricardo on Jun 2, 2010 at 5:22 PM PDT

Always nice to have corn meal or polenta on a cold rainy day. But did you know that polenta is widely used in all those countries from Slovenia to Ukraine. Romanians and Moldavians call it mamaliga and that has been the staple food used as daily bread in Moldavia for many years.

3. by Sarah Travis on Nov 9, 2010 at 5:36 AM PST

Do you have any recommendations for sausages? I cant seem to find REALLY good ones

4. by Carrie Floyd on Dec 15, 2010 at 10:33 AM PST

We’re lucky in Portland to have lots of good choices: Fred Carlo’s (sold at the Farmers’ Market as well as New Seasons and Zupans), Ottos, the Laurelhurst Market, as well as the one’s made in house at New Seasons and Whole Foods.

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