Polenta Rounds with Caramelized Vegetables

Sauté a quick mélange of peppers and seasonings to top ready-made polenta, then bake with a sprinkling of Cheddar cheese.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 32

Ingredients

2
(16-oz.) pkg. polenta, cut into 32 round slices
2
tablespoons purchased Italian salad dressing
2
teaspoons butter
1/3
cup chopped onion
1/3
cup diced green bell pepper
1/3
cup diced red bell pepper
1
tablespoon brown sugar
2
teaspoons finely chopped fresh oregano
1/4
teaspoon salt
4
oz. (1 cup) finely shredded white Cheddar cheese

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place polenta rounds on parchment-lined cookie sheet. Brush each with salad dressing. Set aside.
  • 2 Melt butter in small skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell peppers, brown sugar, oregano and salt. Cook about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Top each polenta round with rounded 1/2 teaspoon vegetable mixture.
  • 3 Bake at 400°F. for 10 to 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Immediately sprinkle each with Cheddar cheese. Remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
40
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
90mg
90%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.