Polenta with Turkey and Mushrooms

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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 439.2
  • Total Fat: 18.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 61.0 mg
  • Sodium: 947.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 36.7 g

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For a hearty, rich turkey dinner, try this polenta dish. For a hearty, rich turkey dinner, try this polenta dish.


    3 Tablespoons olive oil 1 Pound assorted fresh mushrooms, cleaned & sliced (shiitake, crimini, or button) 1 Tablespoon fresh tarragon, minced 1/4 Teaspoon black pepper 1 Teaspoon salt, divided 2 Cups COOKED TURKEY, cubed 2 Cups non-fat milk1 Cup yellow cornmeal 1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated fresh tarragon leaves for garnish


1. In a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, in hot olive oil, sauté mushrooms, minced tarragon, pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt until mushrooms are golden brown, about 10 minutes.

2. Add cubed turkey and 1/3 cup water, stirring to loosen all browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Keep warm.

3. Meanwhile, in a 3-quart saucepan, place 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1-1/3 cups milk; gradually whisk in cornmeal until smooth. In a 2-quart saucepan, heat remaining 2/3 cup milk and 2 cups water to boiling over high heat; whisk into cornmeal mixture. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, whisking. Reduce heat to low. Cook while stirring, 5 minutes or until thick. Stir in Parmesan cheese.

4. Serve polenta with turkey/mushroom mixture. Garnish each plate with a sprig of fresh tarragon leaves.

Makes 4 servings (1/4 cup turkey per serving)

Recipe courtesy of the National Turkey Federation, for more like it, please visit www.eatturkey.com

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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Tried this with chicken that I sauteed with the mushrooms and it turned out anaizing. Also very easy to cook in one portion. More than I expected. Extremely filling too. - 4/16/09

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Recipe calls for 2 cups turkey, serves 4, serving size is only 1/4 cup of turkey....439 calories? Something ain't right. Maybe 1/2 c per serving? Seems very high for very little meat! I may try, but will make some adjustments. - 2/5/09

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The polenta can be made with FF/lo-sodium chicken stock (or make your own); plus you can use Pecorino Romano cheese in place of the Parmesan for those who can't do dairy and want a lower FAt/Sodium content. Another switch would be to use fresh Turkey breast...grilled and cubed!!! (while you are g - 7/31/08

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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We don't much care for polenta, but like couscous, will try this with that. Thanks for the recipe. - 5/30/09

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    Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Added to faves! - 2/6/09