• Ingredients: 25
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Bake: 30 mins

Creamy polenta with sausages and roasted grapes with medium-grind polenta, large sprigs thyme, divided, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, unsalted butter, fresh hot or sweet italian turkey or chicken sausages, low-salt chicken broth, seedless red grapes, cut into bunches with stems attached, chopped shallots, dry white wine, flat-leaf parsley leaves. To make this creamy polenta with sausages and roasted grapes for 4 persons you will need 30 mins for preaparation and 30 mins for baking.



  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt


  • Special equipment A 9”-diameter deep dish glass or ceramic pie dish


  • Ingredient info: Smoked paprika can be found at most supermarkets, at specialty foods stores, and at latienda.com.


  • Special equipment: Kitchen string; a heavy roasting pan; an instant-read thermometer

For dipping sauce:

  • Special equipment: a 12-inch bamboo steamer; a 6-inch rolling pin or dowel; a well-seasoned 14-inch wok with a lid



  1. Step 1 Preheat oven to 450°F. Stir polenta and 2 1/2 cups water in a medium microwave-safe bowl; add 1 thyme sprig and season with salt and pepper.

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  2. Step 2 Cover with a plate. Microwave for 4 minutes. Carefully remove plate and whisk polenta. Cover and microwave for 4 minutes longer.

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  3. Step 3 Repeat until polenta is soft, adding more water by 1/4-cupfuls if too thick, 10–12 minutes total, depending on strength of microwave.

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  4. Step 4 Meanwhile, heat a large cast-iron or ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausages and fry until browned, turning occasionally, about 5 minutes.

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  5. Step 5 Add broth, remaining 2 thyme sprigs, grapes, and shallots to skillet; transfer to oven. Roast, turning grapes and sausages halfway through cooking time, until grapes begin to caramelize and sausages are cooked through and begin to burst, 12–15 minutes.

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  6. Step 6 Spoon polenta into wide, shallow bowls. Arrange sausages and grapes over. Add wine to skillet; stir over high heat, scraping up browned bits.

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