Sausage and Chard Sauté With Polenta

Sausage and Chard Sauté With Polenta
Kana Okada
Using instant polenta—coarsely ground cornmeal—cuts the cooking time from 45 minutes to 5 or less.

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Serves 4
preparation
20
minutes
cooking
20
minutes

Ingredients

2
tablespoons
olive oil
8
small Italian sausage links (about 1 1/2 pounds total)
1
cup
instant polenta
4
cloves garlic, sliced
1
bunch Swiss chard, stems discarded and leaves cut into 1-inch strips
kosher salt and black pepper

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the sausage and cook, turning occasionally, until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before slicing.
  3. Cook the polenta according to the package directions.
  4. Meanwhile, wipe out the skillet and heat the remaining tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute.
  5. Add the Swiss chard, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, tossing, until wilted, 3 to 4 minutes. Fold in the sliced sausage.
  6. Serve the sausage and chard mixture over the polenta.
Kate Merker
August 2010

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 280
  • Fat 31 g
  • Sat Fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 49 mg
  • Sodium 1,510 mg
  • Protein 22 g
  • Carbohydrate 36 g
  • Sugar 2 g
  • Fiber 4 g
  • Iron 5 mg
  • Calcium 77 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.