Creamy Polenta With Mixed Greens

READY IN: 1hr
Recipe by Geema

This is my kind of comfort food.

Top Review by LaurelAnn

Loved this! We made Polenta using our own recipe (from Cook's Illustrated), then used the vegetable portion of this recipe for the topping. Perfect combination of vegetables to compliment the polenta. Great topping!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine tomatoes and boiling water.
  2. Let stand 30 minutes, drain and chop.
  3. Combine cornmeal and pinch of black pepper in saucepan.
  4. Gradually add 3 cups broth and 1 cup water, stirring continually with a whisk.
  5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Remove polenta from heat and keep warm.
  7. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and saute onion and red pepper for about 10 minutes or until tender.
  8. Add tomatoes and garlic, cooking for 1 more minute.
  9. Add 1 cup broth and the greens.
  10. Cover and reduce heat to low, cooking 15 minutes or until greens are completely tender.
  11. Season with salt and pepper.
  12. Spoon polenta into 4 plates and top with greens.
  13. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  14. Since I like things spicy, I add some crushed red pepper to this recipe, or just shake on your favorite hot sauce.
  15. For Vegetarian use the vegetable broth only.

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