Sometimes the simplest dishes are the best.

Two things Nonna dislikes – and we really like – are polenta and spicy sausages. While she used to like spicy foods, polenta has eluded her since her childhood. She spent a few years in the Sons of Italy Orphanage and says she ate too much of it way back when.

Me, I love the stuff and the cheesier and creamier, the better.

So, while she had a hamburger steak cooked with fresh tomatoes, garlic, and red wine, we had polenta topped with peppers, onions, garlic, tomatoes, and fresh andouille sausage.

Polenta on the bottom, everything on top. Into the oven to get hot.

Quick and easy.