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Polenta Rounds with Caramelized Vegetables

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Polenta Rounds with Caramelized Vegetables
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 32
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Sauté a quick mélange of peppers and seasonings to top ready-made polenta, then bake with a sprinkling of Cheddar cheese.
Updated Nov 22, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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

40 Calories, 2g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 4g Total Carbohydrate, 1g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
40
Calories from Fat
20
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
90mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
4g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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