A Must Try for Polenta Lovers: Polenta Pizza

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 Small onion (diced)
  • 1 Green pepper (sliced)
  • 1 Clove garlic (crushed)
  • 2 Tbs  – EV olive oil
  • 1 – Link Italian sausage (out of casing)
  • 2 Cups canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tsp – Dry oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Polenta Ingredients:

  • 6 Cups – Chicken broth (recommended) or water
  • 3 ½ Cups – Dry polenta
  • 3 Cups – Shredded mozzarella
  • 1 Cup – Parmigiano cheese (grated)
  • 2 Tbs – Butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Sauce Preparation

Put olive oil in hot pan, add sausage and brown, breaking up meat with spoon, remove and strain excess fat and reserve. In same pan add onions and peppers and garlic sauté until slightly browned.  Return sausage to pan, add crushed tomatoes, and oregano, simmer 15 minutes, add salt and pepper to taste.

Polenta Preparation

In a deep pot, bring liquid to a boil. Slowly whisk in polenta, lower heat and let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently with wooden spoon. When cooked, stir in parmigiano, and butter. Salt and pepper to taste. Then pour hot polenta into ½ sheet pan, smoothing with a rubber spatula. Place in refrigerator and let firm up completely.

Assembly

Spoon and spread thin layer of sauce evenly over cooled and firm polenta in same sheet pan. Top with mozzarella and parmigiano and drizzle of olive oil. Bake in oven until cheese is melted and starts to bubble.  Let cool for 5 minutes and slice like pizza.

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