For some reason I use a lot of tomatoes in my cooking. I guess I love Italian food! I also love corn, corn tortillas, corn flakes, corn meal, polenta, etc.
Polenta is also gluten free. I know there are some of you out there that are sensitive to gluten, so this is a good meal for you. And, I should be a spokes person for Trader Joe's, since almost all the ingredients I use are from that GREAT store! LOL!
Start with your favorite marinara sauce, or use this recipe:
Trader Joes Italian chicken sausage, sliced
chopped onion, zucchini, bell peppers, mushrooms
one can of diced tomatoes
Brown sausage, add the veggies and saute until softened. Add 1/3 cup of wine, simmer for a few minutes. Add tomatoes and seasoning. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
Open the tube of polenta, slice in 1/2” slices. Using a 10” x10” casserole dish, lay down the first layer of polenta slices. Top with half of the sauce, and a cup of shredded cheese. Layer the remaining polenta slices, top with the sauce, sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake at 350* for about 1/2 hour, until bubbly. Serve with a salad and french bread.
Delicious on a cold night! Hope you enjoy!