Prep time30 minutes
Recipe TypeDinner


When you have a hankering for an Italian dinner, but don't want to go through the fuss of making lasagna! This dinner is bound to satisfy any palate and is remarkably healthy!


2ccorn grits
2Tolive oil
1⁄2cgrated pamesean cheese
1 1⁄2titalian seasonings
1 yellow squash (diced)
1 zucchini squash (diced)
1⁄2 onion (sliced)
5 large white mushrooms (sliced)
1tgarlic (chopped)
2cfresh spinach (chopped)
24ozjar of red sauce


This can be made dairy free by omitting the parmesean cheese. Still delicious!


Spray a 13x9 baking dish with olive oil and set aside. Prepare your polenta by boiling 6 cups of water, then slowly adding in the corn grits, stirring consistently to avoid lumping. Reduce heat and let simmer on low heat for approximately 30 minutes. Keep stirring mixture while it is cooking. 5 minutes before polenta is done, add in olive oil and Italian seasonings. Remove from heat and evenly spread the polenta into the greased baking dish. Let it sit to mold, approximately 15 minutes.

In the meantime, saute the onions and garlic until fragrant. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add yellow squash, zucchini, mushrooms and spinach. Saute until fully cooked. Top the polenta with the cooked vegetables, making sure to strain the liquid from the pan to avoid creating a mushy dish. Slowly pour the red sauce over the vegetables and top with parmesean cheese. Bake on center rack until cheese is melted, approximately 10-15 minutes.

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