Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Polenta Lasagna

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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12 comments:

The Diva on a Diet said...

What an inventive way to use the grilled polenta! I'll bet it was delicious and so satisfying too. Yum!

A@ Please Don't Eat Me! said...

that is awesome looking!!! ive always wanted to try polenta.. maybe i should!

biz319 said...

Yum, your Dad's sausage was so fricken good - hands down the best I've ever tasted!

The lasagna turned out great!!

I am not going to enter your giveaway since I won a $50 Safeway grocery card - I don't want to be too greedy! :D

Jessie said...

Oh boy oh boy oh boy! I love sausage! Do you think your dad could send me some?? :) Your lasagna looks out of this world, and it's such a creative way to use up leftover polenta. Yum!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Hi, This is my 1st time here. This dish look tempting to me. I will come more often to check out what you are cooking for the next.

sophia said...

It looks amazing, Christina!
I did something like this, but I made it into an "enchilada". Hee!

Laura said...

When I was pregnant with Union I got really sick and my mom made me a polenta lasagne. I loved it! And have never made one :( I will though.
I don't buy polenta in a tube though I make it and chill it in loaf pan then slice it. It's cheaper for a family of 5 that way.

balancejoyanddelicias said...

wooo!! this looks really good. I think polenta and tomato sauce is great combo! i need to try that.

Simply Life said...

you are so creative! this looks and sounds amazing!

Sweetie Pie said...

I love polenta! This looks amazing, my friend. I wish I had a big plate of it right now!!

Christina said...

Thanks for all of the compliments, guys! We ate the last two squares last night for dinner. It was good enough to have two nights in a row! :)

Laura that's a great idea! It'd also be easier b/c the slices would be square or rectangle to make the lasagna w/!

Wow, welcome back Sweetie Pie!!

A Year on the Grill said...

Hey sweetheart, come take a look at my BSI roundup today... should make you smile