Savory Polenta Recipe

Looking for an easy Savory Polenta recipe? Learn how to make Savory Polenta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by psk52

Makes 6 servings



The recipe originally called for 3 T of unsalted butter. I left this out to save calories.

Recipe Ingredients for Savory Polenta

2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 quart chicken stock or broth
1 cup cornmeal
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Savory Polenta

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a large, oven-safe saucepan heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the red onion and salt and sweat until the onions begin to turn translucent, approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, add the garlic, and saute for 1 to 2 minutes, making sure the garlic does not burn.

  3. Turn the heat up to high, add the chicken stock, bring to a boil. Gradually add the cornmeal while continually whisking. Once you have added all of the cornmeal, cover the pot and place it in the oven. Cook for 35 to 40 minutes, stirring every

  4. 10 minutes to prevent lumps. Once the mixture is creamy, remove from the oven and add the butter, salt, and pepper. Once they are incorporated, gradually add the Parmesan.

  5. Serve as is, or pour the polenta into 9 by 13-inch cake pan lined with parchment paper. Place in the refrigerator to cool completely.

  6. Once set, turn the polenta out onto a cutting board and cut into squares, rounds, or triangles. Brush each side with olive oil and saute in a nonstick skillet over medium heat, or grill.

Categories

Appetizers

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 204.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
127
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.6g
9%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
1098mg
46%
Potassium
94mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
17.9g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1.8g
7%
Sugars
1.2g
Protein
2.3g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
* 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
  • No cholesterol
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
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