Sausage, Spinach, and Polenta Bowl - Slender Kitchen
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319
Calories 
42g
Carbs 
6g
Fat 
20g
Protein 
8
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(8 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Polenta is one of those ingredients it took me way to long to discover.  There were years where I just plain hadn't heard of it followed by years of not knowing how to cook it.  Then I finally took the plunge and now it's one of my favorite simple side dishes.  It's especially great for those who are sick of rice or potatoes every night.  This simple polenta bowl couldn't be more comforting and is paired with spinach, sausage, and tomatoes for a filling dish.  Consider some cheese or a poached egg if you really want to make it special.

Prep Time

Sausage, Spinach, and Polenta Bowl

14
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

4
  • 4 cups water or broth
  • 1 cup polenta (cornmeal)
  • 4 U low fat chicken sausages, chopped
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 6 cups spinach
  • Salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319
Calories from Fat 47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
8%
Saturated Fat 2g
10%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 65mg
22%
Sodium 541mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate 42g
4%
Dietary Fiber 4g
8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 20g

Directions

  1. Bring the water or broth to a boil and whisk in the polenta. Once the polenta thickens, turn the heat to low and cover. Cook for 10 minutes and then whisk again. Cover and cook ten more minutes. Whisk again. Taste and continue cooking as needed. It should be smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Meanwhile, add the sausage to a nonstick skillet. Cook 6-8 minutes until cooked through.
  3. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and cook 5-8 minutes until they begin to burst. Add the spinach and cook until wilted.
  4. Serve the sausage mixture over the polenta.
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