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    Creamy Pumpkin Polenta

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    35 mins

    15 mins

    20 mins

    Cynna's Note:

    This rich polenta makes a unique side dish. Use it instead of the typical potatoes or rice at holiday meals. Can be made vegetarian by using vegetable stock!

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    • 5 cups chicken stock (have an additional couple of cups of boiling liquid handy) or 5 cups vegetable stock (have an additional couple of cups of boiling liquid handy)
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/3 cups cornmeal
    • 3/4 cup cooked pumpkin (or canned)
    • 1/2 cup neufchatel cheese (cut into small pieces)
    • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg


    1. 1
      Bring water or stock and salt to boil. Reduce heat to a simmer.
    2. 2
      Stir in pumpkin.
    3. 3
      SLOWLY pour in corn meal while continuously stirring.
    4. 4
      An easy way of doing this is to pick up handfuls of cornmeal and let it run through your fingers in a very SLOW stream. NEVER STOP STIRRING.
    5. 5
      If mixture gets too thick and impossible to stir, add more boiling liquid.
    6. 6
      Once cornmeal has been added, stir in the small pieces of cream cheese (a little at a time) until cheese is completely melted and incorporated into the mixture.
    7. 7
      Continue cooking and stirring for about twenty minutes.
    8. 8
      If you don't cook the polenta long enough, you won't achieve the proper creamy consistency.
    9. 9
      Continue to add additional liquid as necessary.
    10. 10
      The proper consistency should be that of a thick Cream Of Wheat Cereal.
    11. 11
      Your spoon should be able to stand straight up when stuck in the middle and the mixture should pull away from the sides of the pot.
    12. 12
      Serve with pat of butter and enjoy!

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    Nutritional Facts for Creamy Pumpkin Polenta

    Serving Size: 1 (259 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 177.2
    Calories from Fat 31
    Total Fat 3.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    Cholesterol 6.0 mg
    Sodium 683.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 29.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    Sugars 3.7 g
    Protein 7.4 g

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    neufchatel cheese

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