Cheesy polenta with sausage ragout

Cheesy polenta with sausage ragout

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Creamy and hearty, polenta makes a great alternative to mashed potatoes or pasta- serve topped with a tomato-based sauce flavoured with rosemary

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal574
  • fat31g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs53g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre3g
  • protein22g
  • salt3.1g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 onion, chopped

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 6 pork sausage, skins removed
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 4 rosemary sprigs, chopped

    Rosemary

    rose-mar-ee

    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 200g instant polenta (available from larger supermarkets and Holland & Barrett)

    Polenta

    poh-len-tah

    An Italian storecupboard staple, polenta has its roots in the peasant cuisine of northern Italy…

  • 100g smoked cheese, grated

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large casserole dish over a medium-high heat and cook the onion and garlic for a few mins. Stir in the sausages, breaking them up into small pieces as you go, and cook for another 8-9 mins. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, stock, purée and most of the rosemary. Bring to a simmer and cook for another 8-10 mins or until the mixture is thickened. Season to taste.

  2. Meanwhile, make up the polenta following pack instructions. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese, with some seasoning. Spoon the polenta onto 4 plates, then top with the ragout and a sprinkling of the remaining rosemary.

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Comments (5)

mouse38's picture
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Everyone was a little dubious about the polenta, but it went down well! The sausage ragout was delicious - a definite winner with the kids. It took a little longer than 10mins to get the ragout to thicken up after adding the stock though.

catie74's picture

On the menu for dinner again tonight. The kids love this

claza123's picture

Very tasty. I added mushrooms and used 100ml red wine/100ml stock which gave it extra flavour.

liz2013's picture

My new favourite tea. Very quick and easy and absolutely delicious (and I'm not usually a big fan of rosemary)

nessietriff's picture

This was delicious- I cooked it in the slow cooker it was amazing!

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