Goat Cheese Polenta Wth Sauteed Kale

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"I like this recipe because you can really serve it at any meal. Very versatile and pretty quick to make. Adapted from Cooking Light's Test Kitchen."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (425.5 g)
  • Calories 243.3
  • Total Fat - 16.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 67.8 mg
  • Sodium - 490.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
  • Sugars - 2.5 g
  • Protein - 12.6 g
  • Calcium - 315.5 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 122.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Bring 3 cups water and thyme to a boil in a medium saucepan. Gradually add polenta, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Reduce heat to medium; cook 6 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Discard the thyme sprig.

Step 2

Combine 1 ounce goat cheese, cream cheese, and egg in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk until almost smooth. Add the egg mixture to the polenta, stirring to combine. Remove the pan from the heat.

Step 3

Line an 8 inch square glass or ceramic baking dish with plastic wrap, allowing plastic wrap to extend over the edges of the dish; coat the plastic wrap with cooking spray. Spoon polenta mixture into the dish, spreading evenly. Cover and keep warm.

Step 4

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan; swirl to coat. Add onion, red pepper, garlic, and mushrooms; saute 7 minutes or until tender. Add wine; cook 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove mushroom mixture from the pan; keep warm.

Step 5

Return the pan to medium heat. Add remaining 1/4 cup water, ale, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Cover; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until the kale is tender.

Step 6

Invert the polenta onto a plate; remove the plastic wrap. Cut into 4 squares. Cut each square into 2 triangles.

Step 7

Place 2 triangles on each of 4 plates; top with 1/2 cup mushroom mixture and 1/2 cup kale. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 ounce goat cheese and pine nuts evenly over the kale

Tips & Variations

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DH and I just loved this! I layered this up and it's a beautiful side dish! It was our starch and veggie dish in one! Thanks for sharing this - it's a keeper!

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(14 Mar 2020)