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Sausage Ragu Over Polenta For 2 Recipe

Looking for an easy sausage ragu over polenta for 2 recipe? Learn how to make sausage ragu over polenta for 2 using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by fyrfli

Makes 2 servings



Molto Mario, with a few changes to make lower fat.

Recipe Ingredients for sausage ragu over polenta for 2

1 1/3 cups water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup polenta
1/8 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional)
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter (optional)
1/4 lb Italian sausage
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/3 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, seeded, cored and cut into 1/2-inch strips
2/3 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
2 oz tomato paste
1/3 cup hot water

Recipe Directions for sausage ragu over polenta for 2

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the water and salt over medium heat. When boiling, add the cornmeal in a slow stream, whisking continuously. Continue whisking until it's too thick to continue, then switch to a wooden spoon. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and thick - just about as long as it takes to make the rest of the dish. Add more water if it gets too thick.

  2. 2In a large (12-14") skillet, heat 6 tbsp of the oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion, peppers, chili flakes and oregano, and saute until soft, about 8-10 minutes. Open a space in the middle of the pan and add the tomato paste. Stir until tomato paste browns slightly, then combine with onions and peppers. Add red wine, scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden paddle, lower heat and simmer 15 minutes.

  3. 3In a second large skillet (large enough to hold the sausages comfortably), heat the last tbsp of oil until shimmering. Add the sausages and cook undisturbed until dark golden brown on the underside, 7-10 minutes. Turn sausages carefully and top with the pepper mixture. Add 1 cup hot water. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook 20 minutes, adding water if needed to keep the consistency of a ragu.

  4. 4If using, stir Parmesan and butter into polenta. Divide into shallow bowls and top with sausages and peppers.

Categories

Vegetables, Main Dish, Italian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 415.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
476
Calories from Fat
234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
26.0g
40%
Saturated Fat
8.8g
44%
Trans Fat
0.1g
Cholesterol
61mg
20%
Sodium
727mg
30%
Potassium
639mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
42.2g
14%
Dietary Fiber
4.2g
17%
Sugars
7.3g
Protein
18.5g
Vitamin A 50% Vitamin C 143%
Calcium 12% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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