Add something cheesy to your family’s French dinner! Enjoy this polenta and ham casserole – ready in 45 minutes.
cup finely chopped onion
cup whipping cream
oz. (1/4 cup) shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
(1-lb.) pkg. prepared polenta, cut into 1/2-inch slices
cup cooked ham strips (2x1/4x1/4-inch)
oz. (1 cup) shredded Swiss cheese
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Melt butter in small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until softened but not browned, stirring frequently.
Add whipping cream and Parmesan cheese; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook 2 to 4 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
Arrange polenta slices, overlapping and layering if necessary, in bottom of sprayed baking dish. Top with ham and Swiss cheese. Pour sauce over top.
Bake at 425°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and cheese is lightly browned. Sprinkle with parsley.
The French word gratin refers to recipes that are topped with cheese or buttered bread crumbs before being browned in the oven. Gratin dishes are shallow, producing a broad surface area for the best part—the crispy topping.
Polenta is a mush made from cornmeal. It is available ready-to-eat and packaged in a plastic wrapper in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. It can also be found in the shelf-stable section of the store.
Assemble this recipe in four oval ramekins, evenly distributing the polenta slices, ham, cheese and sauce. Bake the gratins as directed until the cheese is lightly browned.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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- Vitamin A
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Exchanges:1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.