Well... I am supposed to be on Spring Break, but is sure seems more like Winter Break!
|The view from my window this morning.|
A little saucy. A little spicy. Warm and nice and filling.
|Turkey Sausage and Tomato Sauce with Creamy polenta and minted zucchini.|
My husband voted this a do-over and it got my vote too! It is a great weeknight meal because it goes together in such a hurry, but tastes long-simmered. And...326 calories for a 2 cup serving!!!
Try it and tell me what you think...Do-over or once was enough?
Turkey Sausage and Tomato Sauce
Clean Eating March 2013
- Olive Oil Cooking Spray
- 12 oz sweet or hot low-fat turkey sausage, casings removed and crumbled
- 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 1 green and 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 3 cups jarred all-natural marinara (Be sure to read those labels! Sugar can run from 2g/serving to 8g or more/serving!)
- Pinch red pepper flakes
- Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- 1 cup finely ground cornmeal
- 6 fresh basil leaves coarsely chopped
1. In a medium pot, bring 3 cups water to a boil.
2. Mist a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray (while not on the heat!) and heat the pan on medium-high. Add sausage and cook, breaking up with a spoon, until browned and cooked through, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate
3. Return pan to medium-high. Add onion and peppers and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 4 minutes. Return sausage to pan and stir in marinara sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 6 minutes, until thickened slightly. Add pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper.
4. While sauce is simmering, whisk cornmeal into boiling water in a slow, thin stream, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until incorporated. Reduce heat to low and continue to stir polenta for 5 to 8 minutes, until thick. Season with salt and pepper as desired
5. Divide polenta among serving plates and top evenly with sausage mixture. Top with basil. I also added a touch of grated parmesan - because cheese makes everything better! :-)