As promised, I used the leftover grilled polenta to create a polenta lasagna. I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but I would call it a success so I'm going to pass it onto you!
First I made a pot of my sauce, and also cooked up about a half of a pound of my dad's home made sausage.
Next I sliced the leftover polenta in half, carefully. They were 1/4" thick when I grilled them, so they were about 1/8" thick for the lasagna. I'm glad I ended up cutting them in half, too because the slices soaked up a lot of the sauce and juices and almost tripled in size!
Layering began with a thin layer of sauce in the bottom of an 8" x 8" casserole dish so the polenta wouldn't stick. Then polenta, sausage, and finally a sprinkle of mozzarella and Paremsan cheeses. This order was repeated twice until I ran out of polenta and finished with a thin layer of sauce.
I baked in a 350° oven for about 30 minutes, uncovered until the sauce was bubbling. I felt that mine had enough cheese inside, but feel free to top with another layer of cheese and brown it under the broiler.
Let rest 5-10 minutes and then cut into 4 squares and plate. Makes 4 servings. We served alongside a vegetable plate of raw celery and carrot sticks.
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