Smoked Sausage, Peppers, and Polenta


Sometimes you need to put together dinner quickly because you forgot to thaw anything, and you did not stop at the store. I think Italian sausage would have been better with this dish, but beef smoked sausage from Hillshire Farms was what I had. I had some Red Sauce and Classic Pesto in the freezer, so I thawed those and offered them as toppings. I also toasted some quick garlic bread as well. This was definitely a 30 minute or less dinner including al the prep work.

Smoked Sausage, Peppers, and Polenta


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 package Hillshire Farm smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 red bell pepper, medium dice
  • 1 green bell pepper, medium dice
  • 1 tube pre-made polenta, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a large skillet over until shimmering.
  2. Add the sliced sausage and peppers.
  3. Sauté for 5-10 minutes, then remove from skillet.
  4. Add remaining oil to skillet.
  5. Add the polenta slices and sauté each side until golden brown.
  6. Add peppers and sausage back into skillet and reheat.
  7. Serve immediately.
  8. Top with red sauce or pesto or parmesan.
  9. Or top with all three!

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