Instant Pot® Italian Sausage and Polenta

Instant Pot® Italian Sausage and Polenta

Polenta goes high tech by cooking it in the Instant Pot®! You can make this recipe as is for a complete meal or only use the Instant Pot® to prepare the polenta. You will need an elevated trivet.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Combine chicken broth, polenta, and half-and-half in a medium-sized heat-resistant glass bowl, such as Pyrex®. Set aside.
  2. Step 2

    Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Pour in grapeseed oil and allow to get hot. Add sausages and cook until brown, about 2 minutes per side. Pour in marinara sauce, onion, and bell pepper; mix to combine. Place a trivet into the pot and set the bowl of polenta on top of the trivet. Close and lock the lid.
  3. Step 3

    Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  4. Step 4

    Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Whisk butter, garlic salt, red pepper, and Parmesan cheese into the polenta. Serve immediately.