Grilled Sausage, Eggplant & Tomatoes with Polenta

the ultimate comfort food
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4 cups Water
1 cup Cornmeal
1 tbsp Butter
½ tsp Salt divided
1 lb Plum tomato chopped
4 tbsp Olive oil extra-virgin, divided
2 tsp fresh Oregano chopped
1 clove Garlic grated
½ tsp Ground pepper
¼ tsp Crushed red pepper
1½ lb Eggplants cut into ½-inch-thick slices
8 oz Italian sausage links
½ cup fresh Basil chopped
¼ cup Feta cheese

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Grilled Sausage, Eggplant & Tomatoes with Polenta


Grilled Sausage, Eggplant & Tomatoes with Polenta is another recipe inspired by my travels in Europe. From Italy, the home of polenta. Polenta is boiled cornmeal which is generally served as a savory porridge or it can be cooled and solidified into a loaf that can be cut up and fried or grilled. I serve this recipe with creamy polenta.

I start by cooking the cornmeal in water to make the polenta. While this is cooking, I dress chopped tomatoes with oil, oregano, garlic, pepper, crushed red pepper and salt. Then I grill the eggplant, followed by the sausage. Once these cool, I chop and slice them and add them to the tomatoes. I serve this dish in large pasta bowls.

To make my Grilled Sausage, Eggplant & Tomatoes with Polenta, you will need the following ingredients:

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So, how do you make Grilled Sausage, Eggplant & Tomatoes with Polenta?

Steps to make Grilled Sausage, Eggplant & Tomatoes with Polenta


Cook the polenta


In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring water to a boil. Gradually stir in the cornmeal. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 35 minutes, until the cornmeal is tender and thickened. Once cooked, take the pan away from the heat. Mix in the butter and season with ¼ teaspoon of salt.


Heat the grill


While the polenta is cooking, preheat the grill or grill pan to medium-high.


Dress the tomatoes


In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes with 3 tablespoons of oil, oregano, garlic, pepper, crushed red pepper and ¼ teaspoon of salt.


Grill the eggplant


Brush the eggplant on both sides with 1 tablespoon of oil. Place the eggplant on the grill pan and cook, turning once, until it is tender and charred in places. This should take about 4 minutes on each side.


Grill the sausage


Place the sausage on the grill and cook for 8-10 minutes until it is charred and cooked through.


Chop the eggplant and slice the sausage


Once the eggplant and sausage have cooled, chop the eggplant and thinly slice the sausage.


Mix sausage, eggplant and basil with the tomatoes


Add the sausage and eggplant to the tomatoes and sprinkle in some freshly chopped basil. Mix well until fully incorporated.



Divide the polenta between 4 large bowls. Spoon the sausage mixture on top of the polenta and sprinkle with feta.

This Grilled Sausage, Eggplant & Tomatoes with Polenta dish is ultimate Italian comfort food. Rustic, simple and absolutely delicious. If you like this recipe, please come back and leave a comment or review below!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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