a few years ago i got an easy polenta lasagna recipe out of a magazine. it was something like a jar of sauce, two tubes of premade polenta, ground beef, shredded mozzarella and gorgonzola cheese. brown the beef, add to sauce, layer rounds of the polenta with sauce and cheese. bake and eat.
that basic recipe is really tasty and i have made it many, many, many times. but sometimes i also like to mix it up by adding vegetables. you know, those things we grow in our gardens (or our CSA farm grows) that have some nutritional value. the other weekend i made up a few dishes of this (one with less cheese so my mom could enjoy it) and i asked if anyone wanted me to share the recipe. now, i am finally doing it!
so here is a totally imperfect PW style cooking post.
first you want to wash and chop your veggies of choice. i used carrots, onion, garlic, cauliflower, and kale and cut everything into tiny pieces.
then cook them up. i heated olive oil in a pan, sauteed the veggies until they were just soft. added some salt. poured in about 1/2 cup of white wine, let that cook off and called them done.
next i cooked up the sausage (from our meat csa) that i was going to use.
then i located my jar of sauce:
put a think layer of sauce on the bottom of your baking dish so that nothing sticks. now find your premade polenta:
cut it into thin rounds and put a layer down on top of your sauce:
now put on a little sauce and then pile on your sausage and veggies:
next the crumbled gorgonzola cheese goes on:
top this with another layer of polenta rounds, the last of the sauce, and then your desired amount of mozzarella:
i like to put some freshly ground black pepper on top of all of this. then you want to throw it in a hot oven until it is heated through and lightly browned on top (20 – 30 mins). i hope you enjoy this comforting meal as much as we do!
woowoo mama mia