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Swiss Chard and Turkey Sausage over Polenta

Swiss Chard and Turkey Sausage over Polenta

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Start to Finish 30 mins
  • Serving Size: 3/4cup sausage mixture and 3/4 cup polenta
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 37

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces light smoked turkey sausage, very thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds green or red Swiss chard, rinsed, trimmed, and cut into 2-inch-thick slices
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, shaved

Directions

  1. In a very large skillet, cook sausage, onion, and garlic in hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes or just until sausage is browned and onion is softened. Stir in half of the Swiss chard, the crushed red pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Cook, covered, for 2 minutes. Stir in the remaining Swiss chard. Cook, covered, for 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, for polenta, in a large saucepan, bring the 3 cups water to boiling. In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal and 1/8 teaspoon salt; stir in the 1 cup cold water. Slowly add cornmeal mixture to boiling water in saucepan, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until mixture returns to boiling. Cook, uncovered, over low heat about 5 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Stir in milk.
  3. Serve Swiss chard mixture over polenta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 4
PER SERVING: 299 cal., 11 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 29 mg chol., 1027 mg sodium, 37 g carb. (4 g fiber, 5 g sugars), 15 g pro.

Diabetic Exchanges

Lean Meat (d.e): 1.5; Starch (d.e): 2; Vegetables (d.e): 1; Fat (d.e): 1