Meat Sauce Polenta Recipe

Meat Sauce Polenta Recipe

How To Make Meat Sauce Polenta

Savory Italian sausages, juicy tomatoes, and light cream makes up the rich and filling meat sauce in this easy-to-follow polenta recipe!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 4tbspolive oil
  • lbmild Italian sausage
  • 2carrots
  • 1onion
  • 4garlic cloves
  • cupdry white wine
  • cupstomatoes in thick puree,(from one 15 oz can), canned, crushed
  • ¾cupchicken broth,canned, low sodium
  • 6tbspfresh parsley,chopped
  • 1bay leaf
  • tspsalt
  • ¼tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 3tbsplight cream
  • cupswater
  • 1⅓cupscoarse cornmeal,or medium cornmeal
  • 3tbspgrated parmesan


  1. In a large deep frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderately high heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking up the meat with a fork for about 3 minutes, until no longer pink.

  2. Tilt the pan and spoon off all but 2 tablespoons fat. Reduce the heat to moderate.

  3. Add the carrots, onion, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables start to soften. Stir in the wine and let simmer 3 minutes.

  4. Add the tomatoes, broth, 4 tablespoons of the parsley, the bay leaf, and ½ teaspoon of the salt. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Uncover, add the pepper, and simmer 5 minutes longer.

  5. Remove the bay leaf. Stir in the cream and the remaining 2 tablespoons parsley.

  6. In a medium saucepan, bring the water and the remaining 1¼ teaspoons of salt to a boil. Add the cornmeal in a slow stream, whisking constantly. Whisk in the remaining 3 tablespoons oil.

  7. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon, for about 20 minutes, until the polenta is thick. Stir in the Parmesan.

  8. Serve the polenta topped with the meat sauce, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 1036.47kcal
  • Fat: 73.82g
  • Saturated Fat: 24.67g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 36.30g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.05g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.94g
  • Fiber: 4.43g
  • Sugar: 6.45g
  • Protein: 33.35g
  • Cholesterol: 147.85mg
  • Sodium: 1655.82mg
  • Calcium: 172.05mg
  • Potassium: 905.79mg
  • Iron: 5.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 354.68µg
  • Vitamin C: 23.91mg
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