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Baked Polenta with Swiss Chard and Cheese Recipe

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Submitted by emilystar

Makes 8 servings



Baked Polenta With Swiss Chard and Cheese

Recipe Ingredients for Baked Polenta With Swiss Chard and Cheese

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large white onion, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 pound Swiss chard, thick stems and ribs removed, leaves cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-wide strips
3 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
2 large eggs
8 oz. mozzarella cheese

Recipe Directions for Baked Polenta With Swiss Chard and Cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil 2-quart glass baking dish. Heat oil in heavy large deep skillet over medium heat. Add onion; sauté until tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in garlic and crushed red pepper, then chard; cover and cook until chard is tender, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Uncover; stir until any excess liquid in skillet evaporates. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Meanwhile, bring 3 1/2 cups water and salt to boil in heavy large saucepan. Gradually stir polenta into boiling water. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until polenta is very thick, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

  3. Whisk ricotta and eggs in bowl; whisk in 1 cup hot polenta. Stir ricotta mixture into polenta in saucepan. Spread half of polenta mixture in baking dish. Spread half of chard mixture over. Sprinkle with half of mozzarella. Repeat layering with remaining polenta, chard, and cheese. Bake until puffed and brown on top, about 45 minutes. Cool 30 minutes.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 271.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
252
Calories from Fat
121
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.4g
21%
Saturated Fat
6.0g
30%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
78mg
26%
Sodium
626mg
26%
Potassium
372mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
18.7g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2.3g
9%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
14.9g
Vitamin A 77% Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 34% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in calcium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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