10 Perfect Polenta Bowls

on July 10, 2015

Polenta with Crispy Peas & Roasted Shrimp

Consider this recipe a modern take on shrimp and grits that you'll go back to again and again-and there's just enough green vegetable in the mix to make you feel good when you're doing it.

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Lamb Shoulder with Polenta and Beans

Who says polenta is peasant food? The lamb and bean ragout instantly elevate, and the set-it-and-forget-it cooking method makes this dish perfect for entertaining.

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Creamy Cheddar Polenta with Pesto & Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

There are few things more comforting than a bowl of creamy, cheesy polenta, and the addition of fresh, summer basil and oven-roasted cherry tomatoes enhances without overpowering.

 

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Lemon and Fennel Roasted Lamb with Polenta

A garnish of chopped parsley and horseradish perks up this delicious dish of thinly sliced lamb on creamy polenta that is perfect for a Sunday dinner with friends and family.

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Polenta Skillet Eggs with Chorizo

The baked eggs and sausage combo in this dish will make you automatically think "breakfast." But the easy, one-skillet prep and bold flavors will have you serving this up well past morning.

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Jalapeno Popper Cheddar Polenta Pot Pies

This recipe is the perfect mashup of an easy, comforting, veggie-packed pot pie and a cheesy jalapeno popper. Do all the prep in advance so it's ready to "pop" in the oven on busy weeknights.

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Soft Polenta with Mixed Mushrooms and Gremolata

Earthy mushrooms make the perfect meat stand-in in this instant-classic recipe. And the sautu00e9ed greens atop the cheesy polenta ensure that you'll get all the nutrients-and flavor-you need in one dish.

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Sage Polenta Bowls With Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Wild Mushrooms

Kiersten at Oh My Veggies whipped up this easy, rustic and comforting vegetarian dinner that is sure to please meat eaters too. Wild mushrooms provide texture and umami, and the polenta is the perfect vehicle for the distinct flavor of sage.

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Butternut Squash and Polenta Gratin

If you've yet to fall in love with butternut squash, this is the recipe that is sure to win you over. The creaminess of the of the polenta and the tangy bite from the parmesan marry perfectly with fall's favorite gourd. Luckily, most supermarkets carry frozen butternut squash, so you can enjoy this dish year-round.

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Baked Polenta with Sausage and Artichoke Hearts

Precooked tubes of polenta, jarred artichokes and your favorite Italian sausage make this one-pan dish elegant and super easy.

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