Breakfast Spicy Sausage Polenta Recipe

Breakfast Spicy Sausage Polenta is an easy recipe to serve for your family or company. It encompasses foods and flavors that I love to eat and serve. Down South, we are known for our “grits” at the breakfast table. In Italy, polenta is used in a variety of ways for breakfast, soups, appetizers or entrees.

While visiting friends in Laguana Beach, we were served Ham and Polenta Spoonbread and Mimosas one morning. The host was gracious and shared the recipe from www.finecooking.com by Bruce Weinstein and Marc Scarbrough.  I enjoyed Fine Cooking’s version. Ham and Polenta Spoonbread inspired the recipe that I  adapted. Polenta is a new ingredient for my kitchen.

I think that “grits” may be the country version of the city relative of “polenta”. Whether you choose grits or polenta, as with any food ingredient, it is important  that you choose quality and cook properly. Always add flavor whether it’s vegetables or spices to blend with other ingredients.

Many of the ingredients in this dish are typically on hand in a well stocked pantry. Polenta may be adapted easily deleting or swapping items. I prepared this dish for breakfast but it would easily serve as a side dish for company.

Breakfast Ideas for entertaining

While entertaining guests, I love having a variety of breakfasts casseroles and egg pies recipes to serve in the morning. Prepare Breakfast Spicy Sausage Polenta Recipe ahead  and bake as needed.

Pop the Breakfast Spicy Sausage Polenta Recipe in the oven after you stumble to your coffee pot. I love to enjoy my coffee time with house guests before we start the busy day. Coffee time on the porch is a perfect way to celebrate your morning.

Last week, I was happy to celebrate my mornings with my parents, baby sister and her family. My nephew Super-Baby is absolutely adorable. Happy babies are the best and are a joy to be around. Breakfast Spicy Sausage Polenta Recipe will serve your morning breakfast well. Pop in the oven, reheat another day and it is just as good.

Super baby photo from Breakfast Spicy Sausage Polenta www.diningwithmimi.com
My sweetie pie nephew that is an absolute delight!

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Breakfast Spicy Sausage Polenta
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Breakfast dish that blends together eggs, cheese, polenta and variety of seasonings and spices. Great dish to make ahead and pop in oven.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 People 20-30 Minutes
Cook Time
40-45 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 People 20-30 Minutes
Cook Time
40-45 Minutes
Breakfast Spicy Sausage Polenta www.diningwithmimi.com
Breakfast Spicy Sausage Polenta
Print Recipe
Breakfast dish that blends together eggs, cheese, polenta and variety of seasonings and spices. Great dish to make ahead and pop in oven.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 People 20-30 Minutes
Cook Time
40-45 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 People 20-30 Minutes
Cook Time
40-45 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: People
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease 3 quart baking pan with butter.
  2. On high heat, heat water to boiling and remove from heat. Add polenta and powered milk to baking dish. Slowly add water and stir well.
    Breakfast Spicy Sausage Polenta in process www.diningwithmimi.com
  3. In a small bowl, beat the eggs and set aside.
    Breakfast Spicy Sausage Polenta www.diningwithmimi.com
  4. Add all ingredients to baking dish with polenta and mix well. Add in eggs and stir well.
    Breakfast Spicy Sausage Polenta www.diningwithmimi.com
  5. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes until set and lightly browned crust. Allow to set for a few minutes before cutting and serving. Note: Serve with link sausage or bacon. A biscuit covered in homemade jam makes a nice touch.
  6. Recipe adapted from www.finecooking.com by Bruce Weinstein and Marc Scarbrough. I enjoyed Fine Cooking's version. Ham and Polenta Spoonbread inspired the recipe that I adapted.
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Author: Mimi

I have a love affair with food, entertaining, travel and music. This site is a vehicle for me to share my journey of food. Traveling allows exposure to all types of cooking. I have learned to cook by being hungry, curious and willing to fail. Food is another form of art and creative expression.
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