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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. ...MORE+ LESS-

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

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
% Daily Value
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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