The baked layered polenta casserole in the following recipe is a lot like lasagna, but with a twist. That makes it absolutely perfect for those times you're craving the flavors of lasagna but just need something a little bit different too. It doesn't take very long to pull together. And for those interested in make-ahead meals, it freezes beautifully.
Rolls of pre-made polenta are sliced into rounds and laid on the bottom of a casserole dish. Spaghetti sauce can be splashed around on the bottom of the pan first if you choose, but leaving it out will give those bottom pieces a bit of texture, which is always nice with polenta. Then ground beef, mozzarella cheese and spaghetti sauce are piled on top before the layers start all over again. Call it a lasagna or call it a casserole. Whatever name you give it, everyone around your table will be calling it delicious!