Broccoli Polenta

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 107.2
  • Total Fat: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 86.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 2.8 g

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A great side dish. Also can be paired with marinara for a light lunch/snack option. A great side dish. Also can be paired with marinara for a light lunch/snack option.
Number of Servings: 8


    3.5 cups water
    .25 tsp salt
    1 cup polenta
    2 tbl olive oil
    4 cups well chopped Broccoli - no thicker than 1/4 inch thick - stalks included


-Bring water and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan.
-Add polenta in a slow, steady stream, stirring with a whisk
-Add the broccoli and olive oil and lower heat to low
-Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes, stirring often
-Turn off the heat, cover and let sit for 10 more minutes, stirring occasionally

-Grease a 6-8 medium muffin tin* lightly with olive oil and spoon in mixture into the cups meeting the top with the mixture (be sure to not go over the top).
-Place in fridge for 1 hour

-After 1 hour heat a broiler and grease a baking sheet with olive oil spray
-Place muffin shaped mixture on baking sheet top side down
-Put in broiler for 7 minutes and viola!

I put a bit of butter alternative on top for some added flavor :-)

*I had a 6 muffin tin so I placed remaining mixture into another container (also greased with olive oil) and placed in fridge for same amount of time. Once chilled I sliced this and placed on baking sheet following above directions. This can also be done if you do not have a muffin tin or if you'd like to have a different shape to your polenta.

Serving Size: makes 8 servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KRCFLDCA.

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    Do these freeze well? - 6/1/20