Skip Nav
Food Reviews
You'll Want to Buy (Almost) Every New Product From Trader Joe's This April
meal prep
21 #MealPrep Ideas That Are Anything but Boring
We Hacked Starbucks's New Unicorn Frappuccino

Recipe For Sausage and Clams With Polenta

Monday's Leftovers: Sausage and Clams With Polenta

Start your week off on the right foot by making a meal that goes against all the rules. This recipe proves that clams don't always have to be paired with fish or shellfish, and they aren't only ideal in potato chowders or pastas.

Just as a meaty short rib or a bolognese sauce would pair with polenta, do leftover steamed clams with crumbled Italian sausage to tie everything together.

White wine adds acid, and broccoli rabe and baby tomatoes round out the dish. For a one-pot Monday night meal that'll break new ground in your kitchen, read more.

Sausage and Clams With Polenta

Sausage and Clams With Polenta

Recipe For Sausage and Clams With Polenta 2010-12-03 13:56:12


  1. 1 cup instant polenta
  2. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  4. 1 bunch broccoli rabe, florets chopped, or 1/2 head escarole, chopped
  5. Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  6. 3/4 pound hot or sweet Italian sausages, cut into chunks
  7. 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  8. 3/4 cup dry white wine
  9. 16 littleneck clams, scrubbed
  10. Chopped fresh parsley, for topping (optional)


  1. Cook the polenta as the label directs; keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and broccoli rabe, season with salt and pepper and cook until the broccoli rabe is slightly tender, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add the sausage to the pot and cook until just brown, breaking it up with a spoon, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook until soft, about 2 minutes. Add the wine, bring to a boil and cook 3 minutes.
  3. Add the clams; cover and cook over medium-high heat until the clams open, 5 to 7 minutes (discard any that do not open). Return the broccoli rabe to the pot and season with salt and pepper. Divide the polenta among bowls and top with the sausage-clam mixture and cooking liquid. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

Serves 4.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 468; Fat 15 g (Saturated 4 g); Cholesterol 45 mg; Sodium 676 mg; Carbohydrate 49 g; Fiber 5 g; Protein 30 g

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
celebritycatwalk celebritycatwalk 6 years
Absolutely delish-minus the sausage!!!
Easy Grilled Shrimp With Lemon Recipe
Belle Apple Roses Recipe
Easy Weeknight Dinner
Chicks in a Blanket
Geoffrey Zakarian's Italian Sausage Dressing Recipe
Filet of Beef With Polenta, Bell Peppers, and Zucchini at Ambiente Press Center in Frankfurt, Germany
Scallop Recipe For Beginners
Alton Brown's Easy Baked Polenta Recipe
Roasted Sausage Recipe
Easy Grilled Calamari Recipe

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds