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Slow-Cooker Italian Soft Polenta

Slow-Cooker Italian Soft Polenta
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 4 hr 40 min
  • Servings 11
Enjoy this tasty polenta made with cheese, Progresso® artichoke hearts and chicken broth. A perfect Italian side dish.
Updated June 17, 2013
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • Stirring in the roasted peppers at the end of cooking prevents the red color from tinting the polenta.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
Total Fat
11g
0%
Saturated Fat
5g
0%
Sodium
910mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
10g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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