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Polenta and Sausage Casserole


1 tube (16 oz) of polenta, cut into 1/4-inch slices

12 ounces Italian turkey sausage, or any favorite sausage (no nitrites if possible)

1 red or green bell pepper, chopped

1/2 tsp fennel seeds (optional)

1 tsp Italian seasoning (optional)

2 cans (14.5 oz) low-salt diced tomatoes, drained

1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions: Preheat oven to 450. Step 1 (optional): arrange polenta slices in an 11 x 7 baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450 for 8 minutes, turning once. This toasts the polenta a little, but I have skipped this step when in a hurry, and it’s still okay. Step 2: Remove casings from sausage if they’re removable. Saute sausage, bell pepper, and optional fennel seeds in a frying pan for 5 minutes or until sausage is browned. Try to make the sausage crumble. Add seasoning and tomatoes, and cook for about 2 minutes or until heated through. Pour this mixture over the polenta, and top with the shredded cheese. Bake at 450 for 5 minutes. Serves 4.

I believe this recipe was from Cooking Light.


November 18, 2007 Posted by | Entree-Casserole, Sausage | , , , , | Leave a comment

Egg Dump Casserole


6 slices whole grain bread, cubed or ripped up (or any leftover bread)

5 precooked cooked sausages, sliced or 1 ham steak, diced

1 cup frozen chopped spinach (or broccoli), thawed

1 ½ cup shredded low fat cheddar

4 eggs, each beaten and 8 egg whites, each beaten (or a total of 8 whole eggs can be used)

2 cups skim milk

Salt and pepper

Directions: Heat oven to 350. Spray 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Saute and drain the sausages if desired. Mix eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in separate bowl and save for the end. Layer the ingredients as follows: bread, sausage, spinach, cheese. Then pour the egg mixture evenly over the dish. Bake for 45 minutes, or until set. Serves 8-10.

This recipe modified from Liz at

October 23, 2007 Posted by | Entree-Casserole, Ham, Sausage | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scalloped Potatoes and Sausage Casserole


2 ½ big potatoes, sliced in ¼-inch circles

4 or 5 precooked sausages, sliced or diced

¾ cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed

1 cup shredded low fat cheddar

2 tsp flour for each layer

1 cup skim milk

1 cup low sodium low fat chicken broth

Parmesan cheese

Directions: Heat oven to 425. Spray a 9 x 9 pan with cooking spray. Divide ingredients in half, so that you can make two layers in the following order: potatoes, sausages, spinach, cheese, flour, milk, broth. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. Bake covered for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 minutes. Serves 6.

October 23, 2007 Posted by | Entree-Casserole, Sausage | , , , | Leave a comment