Slow-Cooker Italian Soft Polenta

Slow-Cooker Italian Soft Polenta

Enjoy this tasty polenta made with cheese, Progresso® artichoke hearts and chicken broth. A perfect Italian side dish.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

4:40

Hrs:Mins

Makes

11

servings

Heavy-duty plastic slow cooker liner
5 1/4
cups Progresso® chicken broth (from two 32-oz cartons)
2
cups shredded Italian cheese blend (8 oz)
1 1/2
cups yellow cornmeal
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves, crushed
3/4
teaspoon salt
2
jars (6 oz each) Progresso® marinated artichoke hearts, drained, coarsely chopped
1
can (12 oz) evaporated milk
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
cup roasted red bell peppers (from 7-oz jar), drained, chopped
Small fresh basil leaves, if desired
Shaved Parmesan cheese, if desired
  1. Line 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with slow cooker liner; spray liner with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix broth, cheese blend, cornmeal, dried basil, salt, artichokes, milk and garlic until well blended. Pour mixture into slow cooker.
  2. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours, stirring once halfway through cooking. Turn off slow cooker. Stir in roasted peppers; let stand covered 30 minutes. Stir before serving. Sprinkle individual servings with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese.
Makes 11 servings (3/4 cup)
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Cooking Tip
Stirring in the roasted peppers at the end of cooking prevents the red color from tinting the polenta.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 250
    • Total Fat 11g
      • (Saturated Fat 5g,),
    • Sodium 910mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 24g
      • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Protein 10g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 1 1/2 Starch;
      • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
      • 1 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 1 1/2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.