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Polenta with Italian Vegetables

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Creamy polenta is topped with herbed veggies and artichoke hearts for a great meatless meal.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
cup whole-grain or regular yellow cornmeal
3/4
cup cold water
2 1/2
cups boiling water
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons olive, 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 (14 oz) artichoke hearts, drained
1/3
cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, beat cornmeal and cold water with wire whisk. Stir in boiling water and salt. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Keep polenta warm.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add zucchini, bell pepper, onion and garlic; cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 3 Stir basil and artichoke hearts into vegetable mixture; heat through. Serve vegetable mixture over polenta; sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 180
  • Fat 4 1/2g
  • Saturated Fat 1 1/2g
  • Sodium 450mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 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.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 10/14/2013. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 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.

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