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polenta with italian sausages and peppers in tomato sauce in a white bowl with a fork

Italian Sausage & Peppers

white corn polenta, parmesan

STARS

Calabrese pork sausages are spicy, yet a bit sweet and with a note of fennel, too. Pair them with a sauce of sweet peppers, onions, tomatoes, and basil for even more flavor.
difficultyDifficulty Level
EasyEasyEasy
difficulty
Total Time:  40 minutes
Active Time:  30 minutes
Ingredients

Sausages & Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon chile flakes
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil, minced
  • 2 hot pork sausages
  • 2 sweet pork sausages

Polenta

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 1 cup polenta
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions
1
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2
In a large, cold pot, add the olive oil, garlic, and chile flakes. Turn the heat to medium and cook until the garlic is golden. Add the onion, peppers, oregano and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until softened, about 7-10 minutes.
3
Add the diced and crushed tomatoes, sugar, and white wine. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 20 to 30 minutes, until flavorful and thickened. Turn off the heat and stir in the fresh basil.
4
Meanwhile, in a large pot, bring the water, milk, butter and salt for the polenta to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and whisk in the polenta. Cook, stirring regularly, for 20 minutes. Fold the cheese and corn into the polenta and cook for 10 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper. 
5
Arrange the sausages on a baking sheet and roast until crisp, 11-15 minutes. Slice the sausages on the diagonal.
6
Divide the polenta between plates. Top with sausage and tomato sauce. Garnish with fresh basil.

Italian Sausage & Peppers

white corn polenta, parmesan

STARS

Calabrese pork sausages are spicy, yet a bit sweet and with a note of fennel, too. Pair them with a sauce of sweet peppers, onions, tomatoes, and basil for even more flavor.
difficultyDifficulty Level
EasyEasyEasy
difficulty
Total Time:  40 minutes
Active Time:  30 minutes
Servings:  4

Ingredients

Sausages & Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon chile flakes
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil, minced
  • 2 hot pork sausages
  • 2 sweet pork sausages

Polenta

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 1 cup polenta
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2
In a large, cold pot, add the olive oil, garlic, and chile flakes. Turn the heat to medium and cook until the garlic is golden. Add the onion, peppers, oregano and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until softened, about 7-10 minutes.
3
Add the diced and crushed tomatoes, sugar, and white wine. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 20 to 30 minutes, until flavorful and thickened. Turn off the heat and stir in the fresh basil.
4
Meanwhile, in a large pot, bring the water, milk, butter and salt for the polenta to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and whisk in the polenta. Cook, stirring regularly, for 20 minutes. Fold the cheese and corn into the polenta and cook for 10 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper. 
5
Arrange the sausages on a baking sheet and roast until crisp, 11-15 minutes. Slice the sausages on the diagonal.
6
Divide the polenta between plates. Top with sausage and tomato sauce. Garnish with fresh basil.