Mushroom Ragout over Soft Polenta (Italian)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

We really enjoy this and I've also made it when my vegetarian neice or friend came over. This is a great meal but can also be a side. I got this recipe from the a newspaper clipping.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mushroom Ragout:.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  3. Add garlic, shallot, parsley, basil and dried pepper flakes and saute until garlic and shallots are a light yellow color (about 3 min).
  4. Add mushrooms and toss.
  5. Pour wine or water over mushroom mixture and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Turn down heat to low, cover and stir occasionaally until mushrooms are reduced and water has been completely absorbed (about 20 min).
  7. While mushrooms are simmering start the polenta.
  8. Stir in fontina cheese and stir until cheese has melted.
  9. Polenta:.
  10. Heat 2 Tbs olive oil in a dutchoven and add the chopped onion and saute until transulsant.
  11. Pour in the 3 cups of broth add the salt and bring to a boil.
  12. Pour in the cornmeal stirring constantly.
  13. Reduce heat to low and cook 20 minutes stirring often.
  14. Stir in cheese.
  15. Quickly turn into a large shallow bowl.
  16. Pour mushroom mixture over top, and sprinkle with additional parsley.
  17. Serve immediately.