Polenta with Italian Vegetables

Polenta with Italian Vegetables

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Add something tasty to your family's Italian cuisine night! Serve vegetables with polenta - a dish that's ready in about 30 minutes!

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

35

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

1
cup whole-grain yellow cornmeal
3/4
cup cold water
2 1/2
cups boiling water
1/2
teaspoon salt
2/3
cup shredded Swiss cheese
2
teaspoons canola or soybean oil
4
medium zucchini or yellow summer squash, sliced (about 4 cups)
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4
cup chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
1
can (about 14 ounces) artichoke hearts, drained
  1. Beat cornmeal and cold water in 2-quart saucepan with wire whisk. Stir in boiling water and salt. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cheese until smooth; keep polenta warm.
  2. Heat oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook zucchini, bell pepper, onion and garlic in oil about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in basil and artichoke hearts. Serve vegetable mixture over polenta.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
“Cornmeal has such a great flavor, so polenta with lots of good-for-me veggies is a great way to get more vegetables into my daily eating!” Marilyn B.
A Note from Dr. B.:
Anytime you start mixing grains, fruits and vegetables in one dish, the result is the same: You get high fiber, high vitamins and minerals, low calories, low saturated fat, low cholesterol—and great flavor. Now that’s heart-healthy eating at its finest.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 210
    • (Calories from Fat 50),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 430mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 31g
    • (Dietary Fiber 7g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 9g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 3 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.