Friday, September 14, 2012

Grilled Polenta with Sausage Pasta Sauce

When time is tight, this and a fresh salad, would make a quick, filling dinner.

1 tube ready made polenta
Grilled Polenta with Sausage and Pasta Sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
4 Italian sausage, hot or sweet, casings removed
1/2 sweet onion, finely diced
1 jar tomato, basil pasta sauce
2 sprigs fresh basil, chiffonade
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

To make the sauce:
In a pan over medium heat, saute and crumble the sausage until cooked. Add onions and cook until browned. Add the pasta sauce and simmer until flavors are combined.

Slice polenta tube into 3/4 inch slices. Brush each side lightly with olive oil. Place on preheated grill pan and grill about 3-5 minutes on each side until crust appears.
Place polenta on a plate and top with sausage pasta sauce. Sprinkle with basil and cheese.

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