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Italian Polenta Casserole



Italian Polenta Casserole
Number of Servings: 8 Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 45 minutes Source: Tammy Anderson-Wise
Food Groups: Dairy, Vegetables, Grains
Main Ingredient: Egg & Cheese
Meal Type: Dinner Entrée
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium
Origin: Italian
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Simple (6 or less ingredients) , Vegetarian

A wonderful cheesy polenta.

Ingredients:

1 jar red pasta sauce of your choice
1 cup grated low-fat mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated jack cheese
4 cups cooked polenta meal (pre-cooked or prepared according to directions on package)
Parmesan cheese to sprinkle

Preparation:

Spray a large casserole dish with vegetable spray. Pour in 1/4 jar sauce. Layer half of the polenta meal over sauce and top with half of the cheese. Pour 1/2 of the remaining sauce over the top of this layer. Layer on the remaining polenta meal. Top with remaining cheese. Spread remaining sauce over the top and sprinkle with parmesan cheeses. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.

Variation: cook 1 pound of ground hamburger and add to sauce prior to preparing dish.


Nutrient Information
Calories: 352
Total Fat: 9 g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 516 mg
Carbohydrates: 54 g
Protein: 12 g
Fiber: 3 g
Vitamin A: 488 IU
Vitamin C: 2 mg
Calcium: 224 mg
Iron: 2.1 mg

Cook's Notes: