Polenta Rounds with Caramelized Vegetables

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

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

32

appetizers

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.
Makes 32 appetizers

Nutrition Information:

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