You can’t go wrong with meat and onions on polenta. The combination of savory sausage, fragrant onions on creamy polenta is a crowd favorite. Slideshow:  Sausage Recipes 

Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Todd Porter and Diane Cu
October 2014


Credit: © Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Recipe Summary

1 hr


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large pot, bring the water to a boil. While whisking, gradually pour the polenta into the water. Reduce the heat to low and continue whisking for an additional minute.

  • Continue cooking for about 30 minutes, stirring every 5-10 minutes, making sure to scrape the bottom of the pot. Remove the polenta from the heat when it is tender and creamy and has reached your desired thickness.

  • While the polenta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil and then add the sausages. Cook for 5-10 minutes, turning occasionally until the sausage is cooked through. Remove the sausage from the skillet.

  • Add the onions to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes or until soft. Slice the sausage and stir into the onions. Set aside.

  • When the polenta has reached the desired texture, stir the salt and butter into the polenta until the butter is melted. Serve topped with the sausage and onions.