Polenta with Pork Sausage

Italian corn polenta with breakfast sausage crumbles & garlic herbed parmesan cheese

Polenta is to Italy what Grits are to the Southern United States  — pure and simple comfort food!

Our Polenta with Pork Sausage is made from Italian ground yellow corn and blended with whole milk, parmesan cheese, sweet cream butter, a Tuscan herb blend and savory seasoned pork sausage crumbles. 

Delicious as a hot breakfast or as a savory dinner side.

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About Our POLENTA WITH PORK SAUSAGE

  • 1 Serving Backpacking Breakfast
     
  • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (pork sausage); gluten conscious
    • all-natural dehydrated & freeze-dried ingredients
    • 370 calories
    • 14 g protein
       
  • Meal Net Weight:  3.0 oz | 86 g    
     
  • Meal Kit Includes:  polenta mix
     
  • Requires:  boiling water
     
  • Recommended:  long handled spoon;  Cook–in–Cozy™


 

Remove

natural desiccant.

Add

1 cup (8 oz / 236 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

Press

air from pouch and seal.

Steep-Cook

for 10 minutes.

Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

STIR
to blend.

 

Rise & Shine!

to your Polenta with Pork Sausage!

 

Ingredients & Nutrition

 

 

Ingredients:

Polenta (corn meal), Whole Milk, Pork Sausage (pork, salt, spices, sugar, sodium phosphate), Parmesan Cheese (partially skim milk, cultures, salt, enzymes, disodium phosphate), Sweet Corn Puree, Sea Salt, Spices, Butter (sweet cream, salt, annatto, nonfat milk solids, sodium caseinate, disodium phosphate), Minced Shallots, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Organic Chives, Green Onions

Special Notes:

CONTAINS: Milk

PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

Press Articles

This meal has a really good flavor and it’s just something a little different — I mean, who eats something like this on trail?


— Homemade Wanderlust: My 5 Favorite Backpacking Meals, YouTube Video, January 2019


A very easy meal indeed – one pot style and doesn’t need a lot of water... Nice mild spicy hint underneath and very creamy.


— Trail Cooking & The Outdoors, October, 2008

frequently asked questions

What is Gluten Conscious?
 
Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?
 

We recommend that all of our hot meals spend time "steep-cooking" while snuggled in a Cook-in-Cozy. We find this method promotes a more consistent temperature and steady cook time for Cook-in-Bag preparation; and results in a better serving temperature for your meal. When not in use, our Cook-in-Cozy folds away nicely in your pack for storage and weighs in at only 1.4oz.

Reviews (24)

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    We loved it! Simple to make and tastes great. Even if you're not crazy about how it tastes out of the gate, great starter and add your our seasonings. Wife and I liked it as is. Great for a quick meal in the morning before you head out. Worked great while RVing and I can see ourselves using it while tent camping.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    So delicious and satisfying!

  • 4

    4.0 Fork Rating

    by

    The polenta wasn't thick and creamy, even though I followed the instructions for putting in 1 cup of water. I also steeped it for a full 15 minutes (over the recommended 10 minutes). Otherwise, it tasted good and was well-spiced.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    10/10 would pork again. This is fantastic. I would eat this for lunch and dinner too.

  • 4

    4.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Tasty. Like others have noted, I think it would benefit from a little less water; otherwise, it becomes a soup. Of course I don't carry a graduated beaker with me! It would benefit from a little extra flavor (salt & pepper), but it's fine the way it is.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    I took this for breakfast on a two day backpacking trip. I added 8oz of boiling water as stated on the package, but the flavor was bland. I might try less water if I get it again.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    There is nothing wrong with this meal - I just found it very, very bland. It was filling - just not enjoyable or flavorful. This is the only PackItGourmet meal I have had that I wouldn't order again - so disappointing considering that everything else I have had it outstanding.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    This was actually something I would eat for breakfast at home. Solid flavors. I would suggest making sure you really get in the corners of the bag when mixing...my only criticism and it was my fault. :)

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Great flavor but 9oz is too much. Ruined 2 meals...next time I'm gonna use 60z Staff reply Hi Richard, I'm so sorry that adding 9 ounces of water was not the consistency you were hoping for. Since reading your review we have done many in-house tests and we do feel comfortable with the flavor and consistency that 9 ounces delivers. For your future Polenta dishes, and for other customers, if you are seeking a thicker polenta I recommend starting with 7 ounces of *boiling* (very impt!) water and adding more if needed. The beautiful thing about Polenta is that you can always add more to make it thinner without compromising the dish!

Cooking Method

just add water

Water Required

8 ounces

Temperature

boiling water

Cook time

10 Minutes

Serving

10 ounces

  • About
  • About Our POLENTA WITH PORK SAUSAGE

    • 1 Serving Backpacking Breakfast
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (pork sausage); gluten conscious
      • all-natural dehydrated & freeze-dried ingredients
      • 370 calories
      • 14 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  3.0 oz | 86 g    
       
    • Meal Kit Includes:  polenta mix
       
    • Requires:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  long handled spoon;  Cook–in–Cozy™


     

    Remove

    natural desiccant.

    Add

    1 cup (8 oz / 236 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch and seal.

    Steep-Cook

    for 10 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR
    to blend.

     

    Rise & Shine!

    to your Polenta with Pork Sausage!

     

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Polenta (corn meal), Whole Milk, Pork Sausage (pork, salt, spices, sugar, sodium phosphate), Parmesan Cheese (partially skim milk, cultures, salt, enzymes, disodium phosphate), Sweet Corn Puree, Sea Salt, Spices, Butter (sweet cream, salt, annatto, nonfat milk solids, sodium caseinate, disodium phosphate), Minced Shallots, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Organic Chives, Green Onions

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    Press Articles

    This meal has a really good flavor and it’s just something a little different — I mean, who eats something like this on trail?


    — Homemade Wanderlust: My 5 Favorite Backpacking Meals, YouTube Video, January 2019


    A very easy meal indeed – one pot style and doesn’t need a lot of water... Nice mild spicy hint underneath and very creamy.


    — Trail Cooking & The Outdoors, October, 2008

    frequently asked questions

    What is Gluten Conscious?
     
    Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
    Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?
     

    We recommend that all of our hot meals spend time "steep-cooking" while snuggled in a Cook-in-Cozy. We find this method promotes a more consistent temperature and steady cook time for Cook-in-Bag preparation; and results in a better serving temperature for your meal. When not in use, our Cook-in-Cozy folds away nicely in your pack for storage and weighs in at only 1.4oz.

    Reviews (24)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We loved it! Simple to make and tastes great. Even if you're not crazy about how it tastes out of the gate, great starter and add your our seasonings. Wife and I liked it as is. Great for a quick meal in the morning before you head out. Worked great while RVing and I can see ourselves using it while tent camping.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      So delicious and satisfying!

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      The polenta wasn't thick and creamy, even though I followed the instructions for putting in 1 cup of water. I also steeped it for a full 15 minutes (over the recommended 10 minutes). Otherwise, it tasted good and was well-spiced.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      10/10 would pork again. This is fantastic. I would eat this for lunch and dinner too.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Tasty. Like others have noted, I think it would benefit from a little less water; otherwise, it becomes a soup. Of course I don't carry a graduated beaker with me! It would benefit from a little extra flavor (salt & pepper), but it's fine the way it is.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I took this for breakfast on a two day backpacking trip. I added 8oz of boiling water as stated on the package, but the flavor was bland. I might try less water if I get it again.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      There is nothing wrong with this meal - I just found it very, very bland. It was filling - just not enjoyable or flavorful. This is the only PackItGourmet meal I have had that I wouldn't order again - so disappointing considering that everything else I have had it outstanding.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This was actually something I would eat for breakfast at home. Solid flavors. I would suggest making sure you really get in the corners of the bag when mixing...my only criticism and it was my fault. :)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Great flavor but 9oz is too much. Ruined 2 meals...next time I'm gonna use 60z Staff reply Hi Richard, I'm so sorry that adding 9 ounces of water was not the consistency you were hoping for. Since reading your review we have done many in-house tests and we do feel comfortable with the flavor and consistency that 9 ounces delivers. For your future Polenta dishes, and for other customers, if you are seeking a thicker polenta I recommend starting with 7 ounces of *boiling* (very impt!) water and adding more if needed. The beautiful thing about Polenta is that you can always add more to make it thinner without compromising the dish!

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    8 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    10 Minutes

    Serving

    10 ounces

  • Instructions
  • About Our POLENTA WITH PORK SAUSAGE

    • 1 Serving Backpacking Breakfast
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (pork sausage); gluten conscious
      • all-natural dehydrated & freeze-dried ingredients
      • 370 calories
      • 14 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  3.0 oz | 86 g    
       
    • Meal Kit Includes:  polenta mix
       
    • Requires:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  long handled spoon;  Cook–in–Cozy™


     

    Remove

    natural desiccant.

    Add

    1 cup (8 oz / 236 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch and seal.

    Steep-Cook

    for 10 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR
    to blend.

     

    Rise & Shine!

    to your Polenta with Pork Sausage!

     

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Polenta (corn meal), Whole Milk, Pork Sausage (pork, salt, spices, sugar, sodium phosphate), Parmesan Cheese (partially skim milk, cultures, salt, enzymes, disodium phosphate), Sweet Corn Puree, Sea Salt, Spices, Butter (sweet cream, salt, annatto, nonfat milk solids, sodium caseinate, disodium phosphate), Minced Shallots, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Organic Chives, Green Onions

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    Press Articles

    This meal has a really good flavor and it’s just something a little different — I mean, who eats something like this on trail?


    — Homemade Wanderlust: My 5 Favorite Backpacking Meals, YouTube Video, January 2019


    A very easy meal indeed – one pot style and doesn’t need a lot of water... Nice mild spicy hint underneath and very creamy.


    — Trail Cooking & The Outdoors, October, 2008

    frequently asked questions

    What is Gluten Conscious?
     
    Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
    Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?
     

    We recommend that all of our hot meals spend time "steep-cooking" while snuggled in a Cook-in-Cozy. We find this method promotes a more consistent temperature and steady cook time for Cook-in-Bag preparation; and results in a better serving temperature for your meal. When not in use, our Cook-in-Cozy folds away nicely in your pack for storage and weighs in at only 1.4oz.

    Reviews (24)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We loved it! Simple to make and tastes great. Even if you're not crazy about how it tastes out of the gate, great starter and add your our seasonings. Wife and I liked it as is. Great for a quick meal in the morning before you head out. Worked great while RVing and I can see ourselves using it while tent camping.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      So delicious and satisfying!

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      The polenta wasn't thick and creamy, even though I followed the instructions for putting in 1 cup of water. I also steeped it for a full 15 minutes (over the recommended 10 minutes). Otherwise, it tasted good and was well-spiced.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      10/10 would pork again. This is fantastic. I would eat this for lunch and dinner too.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Tasty. Like others have noted, I think it would benefit from a little less water; otherwise, it becomes a soup. Of course I don't carry a graduated beaker with me! It would benefit from a little extra flavor (salt & pepper), but it's fine the way it is.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I took this for breakfast on a two day backpacking trip. I added 8oz of boiling water as stated on the package, but the flavor was bland. I might try less water if I get it again.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      There is nothing wrong with this meal - I just found it very, very bland. It was filling - just not enjoyable or flavorful. This is the only PackItGourmet meal I have had that I wouldn't order again - so disappointing considering that everything else I have had it outstanding.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This was actually something I would eat for breakfast at home. Solid flavors. I would suggest making sure you really get in the corners of the bag when mixing...my only criticism and it was my fault. :)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Great flavor but 9oz is too much. Ruined 2 meals...next time I'm gonna use 60z Staff reply Hi Richard, I'm so sorry that adding 9 ounces of water was not the consistency you were hoping for. Since reading your review we have done many in-house tests and we do feel comfortable with the flavor and consistency that 9 ounces delivers. For your future Polenta dishes, and for other customers, if you are seeking a thicker polenta I recommend starting with 7 ounces of *boiling* (very impt!) water and adding more if needed. The beautiful thing about Polenta is that you can always add more to make it thinner without compromising the dish!

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    8 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    10 Minutes

    Serving

    10 ounces

  • Ingredients & Nutrition
  • About Our POLENTA WITH PORK SAUSAGE

    • 1 Serving Backpacking Breakfast
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (pork sausage); gluten conscious
      • all-natural dehydrated & freeze-dried ingredients
      • 370 calories
      • 14 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  3.0 oz | 86 g    
       
    • Meal Kit Includes:  polenta mix
       
    • Requires:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  long handled spoon;  Cook–in–Cozy™


     

    Remove

    natural desiccant.

    Add

    1 cup (8 oz / 236 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch and seal.

    Steep-Cook

    for 10 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR
    to blend.

     

    Rise & Shine!

    to your Polenta with Pork Sausage!

     

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Polenta (corn meal), Whole Milk, Pork Sausage (pork, salt, spices, sugar, sodium phosphate), Parmesan Cheese (partially skim milk, cultures, salt, enzymes, disodium phosphate), Sweet Corn Puree, Sea Salt, Spices, Butter (sweet cream, salt, annatto, nonfat milk solids, sodium caseinate, disodium phosphate), Minced Shallots, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Organic Chives, Green Onions

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    Press Articles

    This meal has a really good flavor and it’s just something a little different — I mean, who eats something like this on trail?


    — Homemade Wanderlust: My 5 Favorite Backpacking Meals, YouTube Video, January 2019


    A very easy meal indeed – one pot style and doesn’t need a lot of water... Nice mild spicy hint underneath and very creamy.


    — Trail Cooking & The Outdoors, October, 2008

    frequently asked questions

    What is Gluten Conscious?
     
    Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
    Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?
     

    We recommend that all of our hot meals spend time "steep-cooking" while snuggled in a Cook-in-Cozy. We find this method promotes a more consistent temperature and steady cook time for Cook-in-Bag preparation; and results in a better serving temperature for your meal. When not in use, our Cook-in-Cozy folds away nicely in your pack for storage and weighs in at only 1.4oz.

    Reviews (24)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We loved it! Simple to make and tastes great. Even if you're not crazy about how it tastes out of the gate, great starter and add your our seasonings. Wife and I liked it as is. Great for a quick meal in the morning before you head out. Worked great while RVing and I can see ourselves using it while tent camping.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      So delicious and satisfying!

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      The polenta wasn't thick and creamy, even though I followed the instructions for putting in 1 cup of water. I also steeped it for a full 15 minutes (over the recommended 10 minutes). Otherwise, it tasted good and was well-spiced.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      10/10 would pork again. This is fantastic. I would eat this for lunch and dinner too.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Tasty. Like others have noted, I think it would benefit from a little less water; otherwise, it becomes a soup. Of course I don't carry a graduated beaker with me! It would benefit from a little extra flavor (salt & pepper), but it's fine the way it is.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I took this for breakfast on a two day backpacking trip. I added 8oz of boiling water as stated on the package, but the flavor was bland. I might try less water if I get it again.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      There is nothing wrong with this meal - I just found it very, very bland. It was filling - just not enjoyable or flavorful. This is the only PackItGourmet meal I have had that I wouldn't order again - so disappointing considering that everything else I have had it outstanding.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This was actually something I would eat for breakfast at home. Solid flavors. I would suggest making sure you really get in the corners of the bag when mixing...my only criticism and it was my fault. :)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Great flavor but 9oz is too much. Ruined 2 meals...next time I'm gonna use 60z Staff reply Hi Richard, I'm so sorry that adding 9 ounces of water was not the consistency you were hoping for. Since reading your review we have done many in-house tests and we do feel comfortable with the flavor and consistency that 9 ounces delivers. For your future Polenta dishes, and for other customers, if you are seeking a thicker polenta I recommend starting with 7 ounces of *boiling* (very impt!) water and adding more if needed. The beautiful thing about Polenta is that you can always add more to make it thinner without compromising the dish!

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    8 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    10 Minutes

    Serving

    10 ounces

  • Reviews (24)
  • About Our POLENTA WITH PORK SAUSAGE

    • 1 Serving Backpacking Breakfast
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (pork sausage); gluten conscious
      • all-natural dehydrated & freeze-dried ingredients
      • 370 calories
      • 14 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  3.0 oz | 86 g    
       
    • Meal Kit Includes:  polenta mix
       
    • Requires:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  long handled spoon;  Cook–in–Cozy™


     

    Remove

    natural desiccant.

    Add

    1 cup (8 oz / 236 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch and seal.

    Steep-Cook

    for 10 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR
    to blend.

     

    Rise & Shine!

    to your Polenta with Pork Sausage!

     

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Polenta (corn meal), Whole Milk, Pork Sausage (pork, salt, spices, sugar, sodium phosphate), Parmesan Cheese (partially skim milk, cultures, salt, enzymes, disodium phosphate), Sweet Corn Puree, Sea Salt, Spices, Butter (sweet cream, salt, annatto, nonfat milk solids, sodium caseinate, disodium phosphate), Minced Shallots, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Organic Chives, Green Onions

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    Press Articles

    This meal has a really good flavor and it’s just something a little different — I mean, who eats something like this on trail?


    — Homemade Wanderlust: My 5 Favorite Backpacking Meals, YouTube Video, January 2019


    A very easy meal indeed – one pot style and doesn’t need a lot of water... Nice mild spicy hint underneath and very creamy.


    — Trail Cooking & The Outdoors, October, 2008

    frequently asked questions

    What is Gluten Conscious?
     
    Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
    Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?
     

    We recommend that all of our hot meals spend time "steep-cooking" while snuggled in a Cook-in-Cozy. We find this method promotes a more consistent temperature and steady cook time for Cook-in-Bag preparation; and results in a better serving temperature for your meal. When not in use, our Cook-in-Cozy folds away nicely in your pack for storage and weighs in at only 1.4oz.

    Reviews (24)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We loved it! Simple to make and tastes great. Even if you're not crazy about how it tastes out of the gate, great starter and add your our seasonings. Wife and I liked it as is. Great for a quick meal in the morning before you head out. Worked great while RVing and I can see ourselves using it while tent camping.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      So delicious and satisfying!

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      The polenta wasn't thick and creamy, even though I followed the instructions for putting in 1 cup of water. I also steeped it for a full 15 minutes (over the recommended 10 minutes). Otherwise, it tasted good and was well-spiced.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      10/10 would pork again. This is fantastic. I would eat this for lunch and dinner too.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Tasty. Like others have noted, I think it would benefit from a little less water; otherwise, it becomes a soup. Of course I don't carry a graduated beaker with me! It would benefit from a little extra flavor (salt & pepper), but it's fine the way it is.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I took this for breakfast on a two day backpacking trip. I added 8oz of boiling water as stated on the package, but the flavor was bland. I might try less water if I get it again.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      There is nothing wrong with this meal - I just found it very, very bland. It was filling - just not enjoyable or flavorful. This is the only PackItGourmet meal I have had that I wouldn't order again - so disappointing considering that everything else I have had it outstanding.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This was actually something I would eat for breakfast at home. Solid flavors. I would suggest making sure you really get in the corners of the bag when mixing...my only criticism and it was my fault. :)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Great flavor but 9oz is too much. Ruined 2 meals...next time I'm gonna use 60z Staff reply Hi Richard, I'm so sorry that adding 9 ounces of water was not the consistency you were hoping for. Since reading your review we have done many in-house tests and we do feel comfortable with the flavor and consistency that 9 ounces delivers. For your future Polenta dishes, and for other customers, if you are seeking a thicker polenta I recommend starting with 7 ounces of *boiling* (very impt!) water and adding more if needed. The beautiful thing about Polenta is that you can always add more to make it thinner without compromising the dish!

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    8 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    10 Minutes

    Serving

    10 ounces

  • Press
  • About Our POLENTA WITH PORK SAUSAGE

    • 1 Serving Backpacking Breakfast
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (pork sausage); gluten conscious
      • all-natural dehydrated & freeze-dried ingredients
      • 370 calories
      • 14 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  3.0 oz | 86 g    
       
    • Meal Kit Includes:  polenta mix
       
    • Requires:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  long handled spoon;  Cook–in–Cozy™


     

    Remove

    natural desiccant.

    Add

    1 cup (8 oz / 236 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch and seal.

    Steep-Cook

    for 10 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR
    to blend.

     

    Rise & Shine!

    to your Polenta with Pork Sausage!

     

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Polenta (corn meal), Whole Milk, Pork Sausage (pork, salt, spices, sugar, sodium phosphate), Parmesan Cheese (partially skim milk, cultures, salt, enzymes, disodium phosphate), Sweet Corn Puree, Sea Salt, Spices, Butter (sweet cream, salt, annatto, nonfat milk solids, sodium caseinate, disodium phosphate), Minced Shallots, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Organic Chives, Green Onions

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    Press Articles

    This meal has a really good flavor and it’s just something a little different — I mean, who eats something like this on trail?


    — Homemade Wanderlust: My 5 Favorite Backpacking Meals, YouTube Video, January 2019


    A very easy meal indeed – one pot style and doesn’t need a lot of water... Nice mild spicy hint underneath and very creamy.


    — Trail Cooking & The Outdoors, October, 2008

    frequently asked questions

    What is Gluten Conscious?
     
    Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
    Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?
     

    We recommend that all of our hot meals spend time "steep-cooking" while snuggled in a Cook-in-Cozy. We find this method promotes a more consistent temperature and steady cook time for Cook-in-Bag preparation; and results in a better serving temperature for your meal. When not in use, our Cook-in-Cozy folds away nicely in your pack for storage and weighs in at only 1.4oz.

    Reviews (24)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We loved it! Simple to make and tastes great. Even if you're not crazy about how it tastes out of the gate, great starter and add your our seasonings. Wife and I liked it as is. Great for a quick meal in the morning before you head out. Worked great while RVing and I can see ourselves using it while tent camping.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      So delicious and satisfying!

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      The polenta wasn't thick and creamy, even though I followed the instructions for putting in 1 cup of water. I also steeped it for a full 15 minutes (over the recommended 10 minutes). Otherwise, it tasted good and was well-spiced.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      10/10 would pork again. This is fantastic. I would eat this for lunch and dinner too.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Tasty. Like others have noted, I think it would benefit from a little less water; otherwise, it becomes a soup. Of course I don't carry a graduated beaker with me! It would benefit from a little extra flavor (salt & pepper), but it's fine the way it is.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I took this for breakfast on a two day backpacking trip. I added 8oz of boiling water as stated on the package, but the flavor was bland. I might try less water if I get it again.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      There is nothing wrong with this meal - I just found it very, very bland. It was filling - just not enjoyable or flavorful. This is the only PackItGourmet meal I have had that I wouldn't order again - so disappointing considering that everything else I have had it outstanding.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This was actually something I would eat for breakfast at home. Solid flavors. I would suggest making sure you really get in the corners of the bag when mixing...my only criticism and it was my fault. :)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Great flavor but 9oz is too much. Ruined 2 meals...next time I'm gonna use 60z Staff reply Hi Richard, I'm so sorry that adding 9 ounces of water was not the consistency you were hoping for. Since reading your review we have done many in-house tests and we do feel comfortable with the flavor and consistency that 9 ounces delivers. For your future Polenta dishes, and for other customers, if you are seeking a thicker polenta I recommend starting with 7 ounces of *boiling* (very impt!) water and adding more if needed. The beautiful thing about Polenta is that you can always add more to make it thinner without compromising the dish!

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    8 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    10 Minutes

    Serving

    10 ounces

  • FAQS
  • About Our POLENTA WITH PORK SAUSAGE

    • 1 Serving Backpacking Breakfast
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (pork sausage); gluten conscious
      • all-natural dehydrated & freeze-dried ingredients
      • 370 calories
      • 14 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  3.0 oz | 86 g    
       
    • Meal Kit Includes:  polenta mix
       
    • Requires:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  long handled spoon;  Cook–in–Cozy™


     

    Remove

    natural desiccant.

    Add

    1 cup (8 oz / 236 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch and seal.

    Steep-Cook

    for 10 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR
    to blend.

     

    Rise & Shine!

    to your Polenta with Pork Sausage!

     

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Polenta (corn meal), Whole Milk, Pork Sausage (pork, salt, spices, sugar, sodium phosphate), Parmesan Cheese (partially skim milk, cultures, salt, enzymes, disodium phosphate), Sweet Corn Puree, Sea Salt, Spices, Butter (sweet cream, salt, annatto, nonfat milk solids, sodium caseinate, disodium phosphate), Minced Shallots, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Organic Chives, Green Onions

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    Press Articles

    This meal has a really good flavor and it’s just something a little different — I mean, who eats something like this on trail?


    — Homemade Wanderlust: My 5 Favorite Backpacking Meals, YouTube Video, January 2019


    A very easy meal indeed – one pot style and doesn’t need a lot of water... Nice mild spicy hint underneath and very creamy.


    — Trail Cooking & The Outdoors, October, 2008

    frequently asked questions

    What is Gluten Conscious?
     
    Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
    Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?
     

    We recommend that all of our hot meals spend time "steep-cooking" while snuggled in a Cook-in-Cozy. We find this method promotes a more consistent temperature and steady cook time for Cook-in-Bag preparation; and results in a better serving temperature for your meal. When not in use, our Cook-in-Cozy folds away nicely in your pack for storage and weighs in at only 1.4oz.

    Reviews (24)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We loved it! Simple to make and tastes great. Even if you're not crazy about how it tastes out of the gate, great starter and add your our seasonings. Wife and I liked it as is. Great for a quick meal in the morning before you head out. Worked great while RVing and I can see ourselves using it while tent camping.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      So delicious and satisfying!

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      The polenta wasn't thick and creamy, even though I followed the instructions for putting in 1 cup of water. I also steeped it for a full 15 minutes (over the recommended 10 minutes). Otherwise, it tasted good and was well-spiced.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      10/10 would pork again. This is fantastic. I would eat this for lunch and dinner too.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Tasty. Like others have noted, I think it would benefit from a little less water; otherwise, it becomes a soup. Of course I don't carry a graduated beaker with me! It would benefit from a little extra flavor (salt & pepper), but it's fine the way it is.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I took this for breakfast on a two day backpacking trip. I added 8oz of boiling water as stated on the package, but the flavor was bland. I might try less water if I get it again.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      There is nothing wrong with this meal - I just found it very, very bland. It was filling - just not enjoyable or flavorful. This is the only PackItGourmet meal I have had that I wouldn't order again - so disappointing considering that everything else I have had it outstanding.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This was actually something I would eat for breakfast at home. Solid flavors. I would suggest making sure you really get in the corners of the bag when mixing...my only criticism and it was my fault. :)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Great flavor but 9oz is too much. Ruined 2 meals...next time I'm gonna use 60z Staff reply Hi Richard, I'm so sorry that adding 9 ounces of water was not the consistency you were hoping for. Since reading your review we have done many in-house tests and we do feel comfortable with the flavor and consistency that 9 ounces delivers. For your future Polenta dishes, and for other customers, if you are seeking a thicker polenta I recommend starting with 7 ounces of *boiling* (very impt!) water and adding more if needed. The beautiful thing about Polenta is that you can always add more to make it thinner without compromising the dish!

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    8 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    10 Minutes

    Serving

    10 ounces