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Top-Rated Budget Recipes: Mushroom and Sausage Ragù with Polenta
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Mushroom and Sausage Ragù with Polenta

Cook the polenta while the ragù simmers so everything will be ready and hot at the same time. Use mild sausage, if you prefer.

Price: $2.49 per serving

Pantry Checklist:
• Olive oil
• Hot turkey Italian sausage
• Onion
• Cremini mushrooms
• 2 garlic cloves
• Kosher salt
• No-salt-added diced tomatoes (14.5-ounce can)
• Fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
• Water
• Uncooked polenta
• 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
• Butter

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