Polenta with Green Beans

Recipe by Lennie
READY IN: 45mins




  • Over medium heat in a large pot, bring stock to a boil (use water to make this a vegetarian dish).
  • Very slowly, whisk in cornmeal.
  • Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes, whisking very frequently; polenta will be thick.
  • Season well with salt and pepper and, with a wooden spoon, beat in the cheese.
  • Oil an 8-inch baking dish and pour polenta in; smooth top and set aside to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
  • Cut polenta into squares and place on an oiled baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until polenta squares are slightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, bring a small pot of water to boil and add beans.
  • Cook for 2 minute; drain; rinse under cold water and set aside.
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil; when hot, add garlic, red pepper and the beans.
  • Saute until peppers have softened and garlic is golden, about 5 minutes.
  • Season veggies with salt and pepper.
  • Place polenta squares on a serving platter and top with veggies; serve immediately.