Baked polenta

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A Fresh Alternative to Lasagna
For this baked, layered dish, polenta stands in for pasta. And, like lasagna, it is marvelously versatile: Fillings can range from cheese to vegetables to meat—or a combination of everything. This iteration uses a mushroom ragu, which Bastianich says is "a great vegetarian sauce, very complex and satisfying."

Get the recipe: Baked Polenta Layered with Mushroom Ragú