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Cheesy polenta in a bowl topped with sausage sauteed veggies and a sunny side up egg

Cheesy Breakfast Polenta Bowls with Sausage and Veggies

A savory breakfast bowl packed with all the goodness to start your day right! Cheesy jalapeno polenta topped with sausage, sauteed veggies and a sunny side up egg. I like making this for dinner too. Easy to make and tastes sooo good!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Bowl Meals, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 370 kcal


Cheesy Polenta

  • 6 cups Water boiling
  • 1 ½ cups Polenta/Corn Grits
  • 1 ½ tsp Sea salt or to taste
  • ¼ tsp Fresh cracked black pepper or to taste
  • 1 med/large Jalapeño diced very small
  • ¼ cup Half & half cream
  • 4 oz Shredded Cheddar cheese about 1 cup

Sausage and Veggies

  • 1 lb Breakfast sausage
  • 8 oz Mushrooms sliced
  • 5 oz Baby spinach*
  • 1 med Red bell pepper diced
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp Sea salt or to taste
  • ¼ tsp Fresh cracked black pepper or to taste

Sunny Side UP Eggs

  • 6 large Eggs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Butter or Oil


For the Cheesy Polenta

  • In a large saucepan bring the water to a boil.
  • Add the polenta and jalapenos, whisk until combined. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 8-12 minutes whisking occasionally or until the polenta is tender.
  • Stir in the half & half, cheese, salt and black pepper. Keep covered until ready to serve.

For the Sausage and Veggies

  • Add the sausage to a large hot frying pan, break into about ½ inch pieces. Cook until browned and no longer pink. (stirring occasionally).
  • Transfer cooked sausage to a bowl. Remove all the grease but a coating on the bottom of the pan. (you might not have to remove any at all).
  • Add the sliced mushrooms, cook for about 5 minutes over med/high heat stirring occasionally or until they start to soften.
  • Add the diced red pepper, cook for 1-2 minutes then add the spinach. Carefully combine it in (your pan will probably be really full but the spinach will wilt down fast). Cook a couple minutes or until the spinach is wilted.
  • Add the worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper and cooked sausage. Stir until combined.

For the Eggs

  • Heat a frying pan over med/high heat until hot.
  • Add enough butter or oil to coat the bottom of the pan you are using.
  • Carefully crack the eggs into the pan (however many will fit). Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 2-4 minutes or until the whites are set.
  • Repeat if you need to cook more eggs


  • Place a generous scoop of the cheesy polenta into a bowl or on a plate. Top with the sausage mixture and an egg. Serve with Cholula or hot sauce if desired.


* If you're not using baby spinach give it a rough chop before adding to the pan.
Keyword Polenta recipes, Savory Breakfast Bowls