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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Introduction

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

Ingredients

    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

Directions

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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  • Incredible!
    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

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I haven't made polenta before, don't know if I'll try this recipe as no one in the family eats mushrooms. Now, if I had a substitute for the mushrooms I might give it a try. Perhaps broccoli might do. I would use chicken instead of turkey because I always have that on hand in the freezer. - 2/5/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I like polenta when it is chilled to make a flat cake, then cut into squares and Pam fried until there is a crust on both sides. I think I will try this sauce with the polenta that way. The 'frying' gives it a more distinct taste. - 12/18/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delish but I will replace the milk with low fat/lo sodium chicken broth and cut the salt down (sodium is way too hugh for hubby's health). Thanks for the recipe idea!! - 8/3/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Omigosh, I love tarragon, I love turkey, I love mushrooms, I love polenta, I love parmesan, I love olive oil and things made with cornmeal - will I live through eating this??? - 7/30/08

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  • Very Good
    Substitute hot Italian turkey sausage for a livelier and spicy dish!!! - 11/17/11

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  • Good
    Not bad, but a bit bland. - 10/16/11

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  • oh wow, turkey, polenta, tarragon - what's NOT to like? and I have gobs of turkey waiting to be used up! The perfect after Thanksgiving comfort food! - 12/3/10

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  • O.K.
    Sounds great But I have never heard of Polenta before, is it a cerb like potatoe? - 8/8/10

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  • Like this - good way to do polenta - 5/30/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What! No onions or garlic! TEE - 5/29/10

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  • Bad
    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good except for the fact I have never learned to like the taste of mushrooms. However my wife and some other family members will love it. - 5/29/10

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  • Very Good
    I have already posted in my cookbook! Great idea for left over holiday turkey!! - 5/29/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    wow LOTS of sodium :/ - 5/29/10

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  • This sounds very good.........I will definitely try it. I had never heard of Polenta. - 5/29/10

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  • I am going to try this recipe for Sunday dinner - 5/29/10

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  • Very Good
    I used chicken broth instead of water to make the mushroom & turkey sautee a bit more flavorful and creamy. I used shitake & baby bellas for the muchroom and rosemary instead of taragon. Never made polenta with that much liquid before but with time it thickend up and was tasty. WIll make this again. - 3/9/10

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  • Very Good
    I' m looking forward to trying this on my Italian parents. - 6/3/09

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  • Bad
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was horrible - the polenta is bland and the turkey a strange match for the mushrooms (I used crimini aka baby portabella). I bailed on this one after a few bites, which was even more disheartening given the amount of effort (and 3 pans) it took to make. - 6/2/09

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Seems to take lots of time to cook... Maybe I will try it. - 5/29/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tasty recipe. - 5/29/09

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  • Good
    good recipe thanks :) - 2/6/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Going to cook this next week when I buy a turkey.
    For our purposes we will omit the salt completely and enjoy the rest of this delicious recipe as is. Thanks!
    - 2/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Thank you for sharing. - 2/5/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have not ever tried polenta. So, I will give this recipe a try. - 2/5/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    GREAT! - 2/5/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to try this - 2/5/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good. I will try it this weekend. - 2/5/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds very interesting. Will try it soon! Thanks. 090106 - 1/6/09

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  • Good
    A Little on the bland side. I used ground turkey instead, and added minced garlic in place of the Tarragon. I also added 2 tablespoons of butter to the polenta. - 8/12/08

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  • Good
    Don't know if I will make it again. The turkey and mushrooms were good but the polenta is so bland. Not used to polenta so maybe that is the way it is supposed to turn out. Husband not crazy about it either. - 8/2/08

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  • O.K.
    My first experience with polenta. Not sure if it is supposed to taste like grits. Very different from what I've made in the past, friends and family may object. I don't know if I'll make it again, but will save the recipe for awhile. It was great for something different. - 8/2/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sound very nice and I will give it a try. - 8/1/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sound good. will have to try it! - 7/31/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds fantastic. I know I will try it soon.

    Thank you
    - 7/30/08

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  • Can anyone think of a way to lower the sodium? - 7/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    Quick, east, nutritious, filling, tasty, A good go to meal! - 7/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    Thank you so much for this delicious recipe! I love chicken and mushrooms so this is perfect since it's also healthy! I love it! - 7/30/08

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  • This is a wonderful and delicious recipe. For Myself I will substtute soymilk for the nonfat, but that is just personal preferance. - 7/30/08

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  • i will go with what lexi123 has to say - 7/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    sounds good! - 7/30/08

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  • This sounds delicious. I'm gonna make it for dinner tomorrow - 7/30/08

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  • i'm saving this one!! - 7/30/08

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  • Looks good and healthy. - 7/30/08

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  • Ok, I'll give it a shot. But I will probably use ground turkey breast. It can be crumbled and easily spread through out the mixture. Hmmm... it should be fine - 2/6/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    with reservations. Jews don't eat milk and meat together so I use soy products to replace the milk and just delete the cheese. I would like to see more vegetarian entrees and suggested side dishes for an entire menu. - 2/6/08

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  • Very Good
    looks good and easy - 2/5/08

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  • Very Good
    This was my first time making polenta, and I really liked it. I also used chicken instead of turkey and it was fine. - 9/28/07

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  • Incredible!
    I didn't have any turkey on hand, so I used chicken breast instead. Also, I think the cheese is optional. The polenta tasted just fine without it, and you spare a few extra calories! - 8/10/07

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  • Incredible!
    Takes some time to cook, but it is very good and very filling. Definitely plan ahead if you would like to make this. - 3/23/07

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