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Recipe courtesy of Jimmy Dean

Polenta with Sausage and Mushrooms

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 50 min
  • Yield: 6 serving
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Ingredients

1 (17-ounce) package prepared polenta

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

1 1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms

1/4 cup chopped onion

3/4 cup chicken broth

1 (9.6-ounce) package Jimmy Dean(R) Hearty Original Sausage Crumbles

2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage leaves, optional

3/4 cup crumbled feta or goat cheese

2/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Directions

  1. Slice ends off polenta; discard. Cut remaining polenta into 12 slices.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add polenta slices, in batches; cook 14 to 16 minutes or until golden brown, turning after 8 minutes. Remove from skillet; drain on paper towels. 
  3. While polenta is cooking melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and onion; cook 5 minutes or until onions are tender. Stir in broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until broth is reduced by half, stirring occasionally. Stir in Jimmy Dean(R) Hearty Original Sausage Crumbles and half the sage, if desired; heat until sausage is hot. 
  4. Arrange 2 polenta slices on each of 6 serving plates. Top with sausage mixture, cheese, pecans and sprinkle with remaining sage, if desired.

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