Turkey Sausage with Polenta and Greens

Total Time
20 min
5 min
15 min
This robust meal-in-a-bowl is the perfect warming solution for a chilly winter day.


frozen chopped mustard greens

10 oz

uncooked turkey sausage(s)

7 oz, 2 (3 1⁄2-ounce), hot variety, casings removed

hot water

3 cup(s)


cup(s), Instant variety

sea salt

½ tsp

grated Parmesan cheese

2 Tbsp


  1. Thaw the mustard greens in the microwave according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the sausages and cook, breaking them up with a wooden spoon, until browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes. Add the mustard greens and cook, stirring frequently, until thoroughly heated through, about 2 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Whisking constantly, gradually add the polenta in a slow, steady stream; reduce the heat and cook, stirring constantly, until thick, but not stiff, 3–4 minutes. Whisk in the salt.
  4. Divide the polenta among 4 serving bowls; top with sausage and greens, then sprinkle evenly with the Parmesan cheese. Yields 2⁄3 cup polenta, 1⁄2 cup sausage and greens, and 1⁄2 tablespoon cheese per serving.


Instead of mustard greens, you can substitute whatever chopped greens are available in the freezer case, such as kale or spinach.

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